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U.N. Official Denounces Killing Of Two Health Workers In Darfur, Sudan

“Two Sudanese health ministry workers helping to vaccinate children in the Darfur region have been killed, the United Nations said on Friday, condemning their deaths,” Agence France-Presse reports. “The victims, a vaccinator and a driver, were part of a team inoculating vulnerable children against measles in West Darfur state, Ali…

Stronger Measures Needed To Protect Polio Workers From Attacks In Pakistan

“Attacks on polio workers have become dangerously frequent, and so security measures are being ratcheted up,” an editorial in Pakistan’s The Nation states. “But even in cases where apparently ample security is provided, attacks happen. Instances where police patrols accompanying the health workers, have themselves come under fatal attack, are…

IntraHealth Project Official Discusses Health Workers, Systems

In a post in IntraHealth’s “Vital” blog, Carol Bales, communications officer at IntraHealth International, interviews Malik Jaffer, deputy director of human resources for health and health systems strengthening for the IntraHealth International-led CapacityPlus project, about training health workers, creating strong health systems, and collecting data (11/3).

To Achieve Universal Health Coverage, Strengthen Health Systems, Workforce

Noting the global health community is “moving beyond vertical programming, seeing more integrated services and a focus on strengthening health systems and the health workforce,” Pape Amadou Gaye, president and CEO of IntraHealth International, writes in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists” blog, “Though this isn’t happening systematically…

Commitment To Security Of Health Workers In Nigeria Needed To Deliver Necessary Care

Huffington Post: Health Care Workers Need Security in Northern Nigeria Toyin Ojora-Saraki, founder-president of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa “Access is already one of Africa’s biggest health care provision challenges, and the militant insurgency in the north of Nigeria is adding a layer of difficulty and hampering potential progress. … The…

Gender Considerations Important For Global Health Interventions

IntraHealth’s “Vital”: What Does Gender Equality Mean for Health Workers — and for Health Systems? Caitlin Snyder, an IntraHealth-UNC fellow, discusses the importance of gender considerations in health programs and systems, and notes, “…You can explore these concepts further in the Global Health eLearning Center’s new online course, Gender and…

British HCW Who Contracted Ebola In Sierra Leone Transported To London Hospital

News outlets report on a British health care worker who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone and was transported to a hospital in London. Associated Press: Official: British Ebola patient to be evacuated “The first British citizen confirmed to be infected with the deadly Ebola disease is being evacuated from Sierra…

Health Workers Hit Hard By Ebola; Affected Countries Need Additional Aid Workers

News outlets report on how the Ebola outbreak in Africa is affecting health care and aid workers, as well as an acute shortage of workers in affected countries. New York Times: Those Who Serve Ebola Victims Soldier On “…At least 129 health workers have died fighting [Ebola], according to the…

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