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Yemeni Hospitals Running Low On Supplies, Children Malnourished, Aid Agencies Warn

VOA News: Yemen Close to ‘Disaster’ as Medical Shortages Continue “Aid agencies are warning of a possible humanitarian disaster in Yemen, including severe malnutrition. The agencies say up to 500,000 children lack food or nutrients in their diet. Yemeni hospitals are running low on simple medicines, they say…” (9/8).

Public-Private Partnerships Can Improve Maternal, Child Health In Kenya

Huffington Post: Ending Maternal and Child Deaths in Kenya — The Private Sector Can Help Siddharth Chatterjee, UNFPA representative to Kenya, and Nicholas Muraguri, director of medical services at Kenya’s Ministry of Health “…The private sector has the resources, rigor, expertise, and innovative spirit needed to create new and more-effective…

SDG 3 Must Promote Equity To Achieve Target Of Reducing Premature Mortality From NCDs

PLOS Medicine: Equity and Noncommunicable Disease Reduction under the Sustainable Development Goals In this essay, Harald Schmidt and Anne Barnhill of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine discuss the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and a target to reduce premature…

Engaging Medical Diasporas Can Improve Global Health, Development In Home Countries

BMJ Blogs: Uganda’s medical diaspora and their engagement in global health Moses Wasswa Mulimira, a post graduate research student at Oxford University, and Mariam Namulindwa Aligawesa, co-vice chair at the Butabika-East London NHS Link, and both co-founders of the Uganda Diaspora Health Foundation, argue “that transnationally oriented medical migrants (or…

World Bank Blog Examines Effectiveness Of Financial Incentives For Health

World Bank’s “Let’s Talk Development”: Financial incentives in health: the magic bullet we were hoping for? Adam Wagstaff, research manager of the Development Research Group at the World Bank, discusses the effectiveness of financial incentives for health, including pilot performance-based financing (PBF) projects, by examining various case studies, and writes,…

Hindu Spiritual Leader Donates $15M To Provide Toilets Near India’s Ganges River

The Guardian: Can $15m worth of toilets finally clean up the Ganges? “A Hindu spiritual leader has donated $15 million to build thousands of toilets in villages along the Ganges in an effort to cleanse India’s holy river from the pollution caused by the country’s open defecation crisis. Mātā Amṛtānandamayī…

In First Article Of Special Series On SDGs, TRF Examines Access To Water In Zambia

Thomson Reuters Foundation: SPECIAL SERIES — Zambian capital can’t quench thirst of its booming population “…Overall, the proportion of people in Zambia with access to clean water has increased since 1990. But in urban areas it has dropped to 85 percent in 2012 from 89 percent in 1990. With Zambia’s…

More Than 1.8K Dengue Cases Reported In Indian Capital Delhi

BBC News: Delhi battles dengue fever surge “The Indian capital, Delhi, is in the grip of the worst outbreak of dengue fever in five years, officials say. More than 1,800 cases have been recorded in recent weeks, compared to 1,695 cases for all of 2010. Five deaths have been reported…

International Community Capable Of Achieving UHC To Help End Poverty By 2030

World Bank’s “Voices”: Universal health coverage in a generation is achievable Bertrand Badré, managing director and World Bank Group chief financial officer, discusses the goal of reaching universal health coverage, “a concept central to reaching our World Bank Group twin goals of ending extreme poverty by 2030 and boosting shared…

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