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Step Up Efforts To Protect HCWs In Conflict Situations, Experts Urge

IRIN: More protection for health care workers needed “Experts are calling for increased protection for health care workers and patients in crisis situations in the face of growing attacks on health facilities, which challenge notions of their neutrality…” (5/23).

Afghanistan Public Health Minister Discusses Country’s Maternal, Child Mortality

SciDev.Net: Q&A: A brighter future for Afghanistan’s newborn babies “In the past two years, Afghanistan has seen a significant reduction in maternal and child mortality. To achieve this, the government took measures such as the development of better health care infrastructure in rural areas, and better education and training for…

Empowering Community HCWs Can Reduce Maternal, Child Mortality

Huffington Post: Community Health Workers Are a Key Part of a Strong Health System Marion Roche, technical adviser at the Micronutrient Initiative “…[Community] health workers play a critical role in their communities and yet there is a shortage of skilled and supported health workers. … There are many complicated problems…

PSI Impact Magazine Focuses On Health Workers

PSI: Impact No. 18: Focus on Health Workers “In this new issue of Impact magazine, PSI, in partnership with IntraHealth International, examines the vital contributions of health workers to global health and development. In articles and interviews with key stakeholders, this issue makes the case that building a robust and…

ScienceInsider Interviews Two Ebola Survivors

ScienceInsider interviews two Ebola survivors about their experience with the virus. ScienceInsider: Ebola survivor I, Senga Omeonga: ‘Every day I’m still thinking: When was I contaminated?’ “…[Senga Omeonga, a medical doctor from the Democratic Republic of Congo,] was one of a handful of people worldwide to receive ZMapp, an experimental…

U.N., U.S. Move Forward With Ebola Efforts, Recruiting Qualified Staff Remains Challenge

News outlets report on U.N. and U.S. efforts to contain Ebola in West Africa, and the challenges aid agencies face in treating patients. Agence France-Presse: Stopping global Ebola spread ‘world’s highest priority': U.N. “The U.N. launched a mission Thursday to prevent the global spread of Ebola, describing the epidemic as…

Haiti Bans Citizens From Helping In Ebola Epidemic; Cuba Sending HCWs, Supplies

News outlets report on Haiti’s and Cuba’s responses to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. Reuters: Haiti bans its citizens from U.N. mission against Ebola “Haitian volunteers have been banned from departing for African countries hit by the Ebola virus, the government said on Friday, citing other diseases that have…