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Global Health Communication Approaches Should Cater To Target Audiences

Humanosphere: Amid a flurry of high-tech approaches, programs find merit in low-tech techniques David J. Olson, global development communications and social marketing consultant, discusses the role of using high- and low-tech global health interventions to bring health information to hard-to-reach populations, noting the importance of using the appropriate form of…

Cultural Stigma Complicates Care For Many Living With HIV In South Korea, Activists Say

Christian Science Monitor: South Korea struggles to overcome cultural stigma of AIDS “…Many [people living with HIV] risk being ostracized by family and friends, saddled with a stigma that has its roots in Confucian beliefs that still thrive alongside the country’s advanced economy and pop culture juggernaut. Kim Jae-cheon, an…

India Begins To Accept Midwives In Efforts To Lower Maternal, Infant Mortality Ratios

Quartz: Shunned for years, can trained midwives fix India’s maternity mess? “…[T]here is growing evidence that trained midwives are as good as doctors in taking care of pregnant women and in overseeing uncomplicated births. … In India, … two health centers in Hyderabad, Healthy Mother and Fernandez Hospital, have proven…

Malaria Threatens To Spread Beyond Korea’s Demilitarized Zone

Deutsche Welle: Korea’s demilitarized zone: a malaria battlefield “…As American entomologist Terry Klein makes his way to the border between North and South Korea, he doesn’t think twice about the thousands of landmines or soldiers patrolling the demilitarized zone, or DMZ. The researcher is studying the effects of mosquitoes carrying…

Thailand’s Number Of Dengue Cases So Far In 2016 More Than Double Over 2015

Bangkok Post: Dengue cases double from 2015 — health ministry “The number of people who contracted dengue fever so far in 2016 more than doubled from the last year, Health Ministry permanent secretary Sophon Mekthon said Monday. … He said 8,651 people were confirmed infected with the virus in the…

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