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Strong Health Systems, Trained HCWs Key To Maternal Health

Huffington Post: 289,000 Reasons Why Health Workers Count for Mothers Pape Amadou Gaye, president and CEO of IntraHealth International “…[M]idwives, nurses, doctors, and other health workers can’t do their jobs unless they’re working within a functioning health system — one that ensures everyone has access to high-quality care. … For…

Financial Protections Must Be Accounted For In Successful Universal Health Care Targets

The Guardian: Health sustainable development goal must tackle inequity head on to succeed Nouria Brikci, health policy specialist at Oxford Policy Management “…There is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to universal health care. Health finance reforms must be country-specific and based on in-depth analysis. But it is clear that…

Financial Times Special Report Examines Sustainable Health Care Solutions

Financial Times: Special Report: Sustainable Healthcare “As sedentary lifestyles and population longevity spread from industrial societies to the developing world, health systems across the globe will need to turn from fighting infectious diseases to coping with chronic health conditions…” The special report includes 10 articles, including pieces on how increasing…

International Partnership, Cooperation Brings Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine To More Children

Devex: New Japanese encephalitis vaccine ‘a historic moment for global health’ Lance Gordon, director for neglected infectious diseases in the global health program of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…The new [Chinese developed and manufactured Japanese encephalitis] vaccine is now available [through Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance] to the world’s…

Mapping Health Facilities Accurately Saves Lives

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Mapping health facilities supports accountability, saves lives Anita Datar, senior policy adviser for the Health Policy Project at Futures Group, discusses the importance of using accurate data for mapping health facilities (3/31).

Lesbian, Bisexual Women In Cuba Receive Unequal Health Services, Activists, Health Experts Say

Inter Press Service: Lesbians Receiving Unequal Treatment from Cuban Health Services “In addition to other forms of discrimination, lesbian and bisexual women in Cuba face unequal treatment from public health services. Their specific sexual and reproductive health needs are ignored, and they are invisible in prevention and treatment campaigns for…