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Physicians Working To Bring Health Care To Remote, Rural Areas Of Thailand, Liberia

Global Health NOW: In Thailand, $3 a Month Could Boost Migrant Health “…To bring better health — and dignity — to [migrants living in Thailand along the Thai-Burmese border,] a transient group trapped in the gaps between two health care systems along a porous border, … French-born, Thai-based physician [Nicolas…

4 Steps Necessary To Implement ‘Precision Public Health’ In Developing Nations

Nature: Four steps to precision public health Scott F. Dowell, deputy director for surveillance and epidemiology; David Blazes, senior program officer for surveillance and epidemiology; and Susan Desmond-Hellmann, chief executive, all at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…The use of data to guide interventions that benefit populations more efficiently…

4 Recommendations To Help U.S., World Better Prepare For, Respond To Epidemics

U.S. News & World Report: Responding to the Next Ebola Jonathan Fielding, distinguished professor of public health and pediatrics at UCLA “…Here are several high priority recommendations [on how to be better prepared for future disease epidemics]: First, the U.S. must help the World Health Organization and countries with limited…

In Peru, Volunteer Community Health Workers Assist TB Patients Complete Treatment Regimens

Reuters: Wider Image: Hope for eradicating tuberculosis emerges in Peru slum “…In places like [Peru’s] Villa Esperanza, or Village of Hope, … the problem is inadequate health services to help patients follow through with [tuberculosis (TB)] treatment, which takes six months to a couple years. Partners in Health (PIH) ……

All Hospitals In East Aleppo Close Following Intensified Airstrikes; U.S. Urges Russia To Take Measures To Stop Violence

New York Times: Aleppo Bombs Leave Quarter Million ‘Living in Hell’ and Without Hospital Care “The remaining hospitals on the rebel-held side of Aleppo, Syria, have been badly damaged and forced to stop providing care amid an intensifying bombardment, according to the World Health Organization…” (Rubin/Saad, 11/20). Reuters: All hospitals…

WHO Condemns Attacks On 5 Health Facilities In Syria

U.N. News Centre: U.N. health agency denounces attacks on health facilities in Syria “The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) [Thursday] condemned attacks on five Syrian hospitals — including two trauma centers and an emergency obstetric center — as well as a mobile medical clinic, and demanded that all parties…

Rwanda Seeks Ways To Compensate For Reductions In Foreign Health Aid

Nature: Rwanda feels the pinch as donors slash health aid “Rwanda has made major public health strides since the country’s genocide against the Tutsi people ended in June 1994, but declines in foreign aid now threaten that progress. Donors such as the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and…

Report Discusses Importance Of Inclusive Data Collection On Frontline Health Workers

Frontline Health Workers Coalition: Inclusive data collection on CHWs, all health workers required to meet new global compacts, new analysis finds Vince Blaser and Michelle Korte of the Frontline Health Workers Coalition secretariat and IntraHealth International discuss efforts “to address the gaps in the global health workforce that prevent universal…

Leaders Must Invest More In Health Workforce Training To Address NCDs, Report Says

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: To Tackle Noncommunicable Diseases, We Must Invest in Frontline Health Workers The IntraHealth International editorial team discusses The Case for Frontline Health Workers in Addressing Noncommunicable Diseases Globally, a new policy report by IntraHealth International, in partnership with the Medtronic Foundation. The report “advocates for leaders to…

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