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IntraHealth Blog Post Highlights Lessons Learned From Ebola For Stronger Health Information Systems

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: 10 Lessons for Stronger Health Information Systems in Ebola-Affected West Africa Amanda Puckett, technical adviser at IntraHealth International, discusses last month’s “Annual Joint Meeting of National Health Information Systems and of Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response Managers with Technical and Financial Partners” in Accra, Ghana. The meeting…

Conflict, Drought Creating Tenuous Food Security Situation In West Africa

Humanosphere: Sahel: Drought, displacement, and conflict leave 20 million food insecure Humanosphere reporter Tom Murphy writes, “Conflict and drought are working in tandem to leave more than 23 million people food insecure in West Africa. Yet again, there are concerns that the region is on the brink of crisis. And…

Blog Post Examines Trail Of Money Related To West African Ebola Epidemic

Humanosphere: Lost on the Ebola money trail In a guest post, journalist Amy Maxmen examines donor pledges and contributions to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, writing, “…Might some donor money have been better spent on the local health system? Maybe. Maybe not. But if budgets continue to be opaque,…

Somaliland Slowly Builds Health System But Challenges Remain

The Lancet: Slowly and steadily, Somaliland builds its health system “…Thanks to remittances from Somalilanders abroad and foreign aid, much of the capital Hargeisa has been rebuilt and the rubble removed while the trappings of statehood, including health services, are slowly emerging. But the challenges remain steep in a region…

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