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IHME Data Visualizations Illustrate Zambia’s Progress In Breastfeeding

Humanosphere: Visualizing Zambia’s success with breastfeeding Katie Leach-Kemon and Nancy Fullman, policy translation specialists at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, use data visualizations to illustrate progress to increase breastfeeding rates in Zambia (4/10).

Liberia Improperly Accounted For $800K In Ebola Funding, Report Shows

Reuters: Liberia watchdog says some Ebola funds unaccounted for “A report by Liberia’s anti-corruption watchdog found some $800,000 spent in the fight against Ebola at the height of the outbreak of the disease last year was not properly accounted for, most of it passing through the defense ministry…” (Giahyue, 4/9).

Questions Remain Over Ebola Vaccine Trials As Epidemic Subsides

Wall Street Journal: Squabbles Over Testing Methods Hamper Search for Ebola Vaccine “The Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa created a rare opportunity: New vaccines could be tested, and if they worked, serve as a firewall in future epidemics. It now appears this chance is slipping away amid public health…

Concern Over Ebola In Sierra Leone Hides Ongoing MCNH Issues

USA TODAY: Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone masks other health woes “Although one of this country’s poorest districts has been Ebola-free for six weeks, the deadly virus continues to mask or hamper other health issues for pregnant women and newborns here. … Ebola’s death toll in Sierra Leone, about 3,800,…

Botswana Ministry Of Health Using Open-Source Software Tools, Data To Strengthen Health Workforce

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: Botswana Is Building a Strong Health System by Focusing on Health Workers Alex Collins, program officer for CapacityPlus at IntraHealth International, and Sarah Dwyer, communications manager at IntraHealth International, discuss how Botswana’s Ministry of Health is using iHRIS — a suite of free, open source software tools…

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