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Two-Thirds Of World Lacks Access To Basic Radiology Services

The Atlantic: Most of the World Doesn’t Have Access to X-Rays “…The World Health Organization estimates that two-thirds of the planet does not have access to basic radiology services: simple x-rays, which can show a cracked bone or lung infection, and ultrasounds, which use sound waves to picture a growing…

U.N. Commission Calls For Investments In Global Health Workforce To Attain SDGs

WHO/ILO/OECD: U.N. Commission: New investments in global health workforce will create jobs and drive economic growth “The presidents of France and South Africa [Tuesday] called for urgent investments globally to create new jobs in the health sector in order to prevent a projected shortfall of 18 million health workers primarily…

Devex Examines Results-Based Financing For Health Systems In Low-, Middle-Income Countries

Devex: Results-based financing shows a new way of doing health care “Health clinics in low- and middle-income countries are increasingly finding that good work can pay off. Known by a number of names, including results-based financing and performance-based incentives, this health financing mechanism has a simple premise: To reward health…

Global Maternal Deaths Drop By 44% Since 1990, But Disparities In Care Remain, According To Study Published As Part Of Lancet Maternal Health Series

The Guardian: Maternal deaths worldwide drop by half, yet shocking disparities remain “The number of women dying from causes related to pregnancy and childbirth has almost halved since 1990, a global report has revealed. Worldwide the annual number of maternal deaths per 100,000 live births fell by 44 percent between…

Indonesia Making Progress To Improve Mental Health Care Services, U.S. News Reports

U.S. News & World Report: The Prison of Mental Illness in Indonesia “…Lacking psychiatrists is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to under-developed mental health systems. Without trained professionals leading the effort it’s difficult to design the entire infrastructure of a mental health system, from primary care…

World Health Assembly Adopts Global Strategy On Human Resources For Health

Global Health Council Blog: A Strategy to Deliver a Fit-For-Purpose Global Health Workforce Vince Blaser, director of the Frontline Health Workers Coalition, describes the World Health Assembly’s adoption of the Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health: Workforce 2030, which “sets out a vision of ‘accelerating progress towards universal health…

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