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The Atlantic Examines Factors Surrounding High C-Section Rate In Brazil

The Atlantic: Why Most Brazilian Women Get C-Sections “…Brazil has a free, public health care system, but many of its wealthier residents — about a quarter of the population — use a private insurance scheme that functions much like the U.S. medical system. … The economics of private insurance certainly…

Motorbike Couriers Speed Lab Sample Delivery In Malawi

Owen Nyaka, a member of the Key Correspondents Network supported by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, writes in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists” blog about how the “Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) plans to work with motorcycle couriers Riders for Health to expand the laboratory samples transportation…

GlobalPost Interviews Paul Farmer About Rwanda’s Health Care Success

GlobalPost: Q&A with Paul Farmer: Rwanda as a health care success story “…Partners in Health, an organization dedicated to providing good health care to the poor in several countries around the world, has worked with the Rwandan health ministry since 2005. … Partners in Health co-founder Paul Farmer reflects on…

Devex Examines Systematic Reviews For Development Programs

Devex: Can a tool for doctors ‘fix’ evidence-based foreign aid? “…Now some major development institutions, led by the U.K. Department for International Development, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation or 3ie, a small Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit, are leading the way in developing systematic…

Health Systems Strengthening Is Global Health Best Buy

In a post on the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists” blog, blogger Jennifer James discusses PSI’s latest “Impact” magazine issue and a recent panel discussion held at the Center for Global Development, both of which highlight best buys in global health. “While many may automatically think of key…

Network Of Low-Income Countries Working To Implement UHC

Devex: To tackle UHC implementation challenges, developing countries look to each other “A network of nine low-income countries has been working over the past five years on a joint learning effort to make universal health coverage a reality. Global health experts see the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage…

Pulitzer Center Report Examines Health Care In India

Pulizter Center on Crisis Reporting: India’s Health Care Crisis “Journalist Michael Edison Hayden and photojournalist Sami Siva report on a broad cross-section of urban and rural health care issues in West Bengal, Gujarat, and Andhra Pradesh, including the routine discrimination against patients with HIV/AIDS in state hospitals, a promising public…

Survey Shows Widespread Support For Public Health Efforts In Africa

The Pew Research Global Attitudes Project blog reports on new survey data showing “[c]oncerns about public health are widespread in sub-Saharan Africa, and there is considerable support in the region for making public health challenges a top national priority. In particular, people want their governments to improve the quality of…

NEJM Features Articles On Global Health Issues

The New England Journal of Medicine features several pieces on global health in its current issue. In an editorial, David Hunter of Harvard School of Public Health and Harvey Fineberg of the Institute of Medicine discuss “five major forces and trends suggesting that as the 21st century progresses, a global…

Aidspan Publishes New Issue Of ‘Global Fund Observer’

Aidspan, an independent watchdog of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, has published Issue 243 of its “Global Fund Observer.” The issue includes articles on Global Fund reform, new grants, and supply chain challenges in Côte d’Ivoire, among others (5/7).