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Senegal Implementing Informed Push Model To Prevent Contraceptive Stockouts

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: Availability: Keeping Contraceptives on the Shelves in Senegal Bocar Mamadou Daff, director of the Reproductive Health and Child Survival Unit at the Senegalese Ministry of Health and Social Action, describes how Senegal’s testing and implementation of an Informed Push Model of contraceptive distribution is preventing clinics from…

Measles Outbreak In Cameroon Advances Because Parents Refused Vaccinations

VOA News: Measles Virus Races Through Northwest Cameroon “A measles epidemic is sweeping through northwestern Cameroon, with reports of more than 300 children infected and several deaths in just a week. Dr. Sama Julius of the expanded immunization program in northwestern Cameroon said the epidemic got its start because people…

Rwanda Works Toward Universal Health Coverage, Health Minister Writes

Agnes Binagwaho: Rwanda’s Quest for Universal Health Coverage On her blog, Rwandan Health Minister Agnes Binagwaho highlights an article she authored for the Commonwealth Health Partnerships annual booklet. In the article, Binagwaho discusses the decentralization of the nation’s health sector, human resources for health care, health insurance, and quality of…

Faith-Based Groups Can Help Nations Achieve Universal Health Care, Experts Say

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Faith groups can help boost health care in developing nations: experts “Religious groups are an under-used health resource that could help achieve universal health care and accelerate the medical response to disease outbreaks, health experts said on Tuesday [in a study published in The Lancet]…” (Mis, 7/6).

More Funding Should Be Allocated To Directly Improve Health Systems In Africa

American Journal of Public Health: Health and Justice in a Time of Austerity James Pfeiffer, executive director of Health Alliance International (HAI) and professor with the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington “…Even in a time of exponential growth in aid for health, only a trickle finds…

China To Receive Discounts On GSK’s New HIV Drug Under Manufacturing Deal

Reuters: Manufacturing deal wins China cheap supply of GSK’s new HIV drug “China will receive cut-price supplies of GlaxoSmithKline’s new HIV drug Tivicay, following a deal for Shanghai-based Desano Pharmaceuticals to become an additional manufacturer of the medicine’s active ingredient. The collaboration between GSK’s HIV unit ViiV Healthcare and Desano…

July 2015 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The July 2015 WHO Bulletin includes news, research, and policy articles on various topics, as well as editorials on antimicrobial resistance, and technology, innovation and health equity (July 2015).