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Positive Impact Of China-Africa Health Cooperation Discussed At Forum

Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong on Friday met with UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé, Xinhua reports (8/16). Speaking at the Ministerial Forum of China-Africa Health Development, “Sidibé emphasized the enormous positive impact of stronger China-Africa cooperation for health,” UNAIDS notes in an article on its webpage (8/16). “‘China and Africa…

Management Development Training Essential For Public Health Program Success

Noting the New Funding Model of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria — including formula-based funding and incentive funding — Stephen Rabimov, who leads business development at the International Management Development Program (IMDP) in New York, a training program of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung…

Brazil’s Health Ministry, PAHO To Bring 4K Doctors From Cuba

“The Brazilian Health Ministry signed an agreement Wednesday with the U.S.-based Pan American Health Organization, or PAHO, to bring 4,000 doctors from Cuba by the end of the year,” the Wall Street Journal reports. “They will participate in a program — known as Mais Medicos, or ‘more doctors’ — that…

WHO Health Care Hand Hygiene Strategy Works In Hospital Setting, Study Shows

“WHO’s strategy for improving hand hygiene is easy for health care workers to practice, according to a new study published today in Lancet Infectious Diseases,” a WHO press release states, noting, “Practicing good hand hygiene during health care reduces the risk of [health-care associated] infections and the spread of antimicrobial…

Midwives Play Important Role In Reducing Maternal Morbidity, Mortality In Afghanistan

“Midwives are an integral and inseparable component of the health care delivery system …, play[ing] a vital role in improving maternal and neonatal health worldwide,” public health consultant Aziz Baig writes in the Huffington Post’s “Global Motherhood” blog. “In developing countries like Afghanistan, midwives bring great hope to the tens…

Global Health Community Must Recognize, Address Health Care Crisis In Syria

Noting that UNICEF reported last week that the number of child refugees fleeing conflict in Syria has reached one million, a Lancet editorial states, “Syria has presented the world with a geopolitical crisis. The global community must not ignore the health crisis that continues to deepen.” The editorial continues, “After…

Examining Human Resources For Health Ahead Of Upcoming Global Health Meetings

In a post in IntraHealth’s “Global Health” blog, senior consultant Richard Seifman highlights “two important global conferences: the Third Global Forum on [Human Resources for Health (HRH)] in November 2013 (Recife, Brazil) and the Prince Mahidol Award Conference on ‘Transformative Learning for Health Equity’ in January 2014 (Bangkok, Thailand),” writing,…

International Leaders To Discuss Global Health Worker Gap At Oslo Meeting

In a post in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists” blog, Louise Holly, a policy and advocacy adviser at Save the Children U.K. and chair of the Health Workforce Advocacy Initiative, examines “the global health worker crisis,” noting “some estimate that as many as one billion people never…

Female Community Health Workers Essential To Meeting Health MDGs

John Clemens, executive director of the International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b), writes in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists” blog about the importance of female community health workers, who “are a cornerstone of Bangladesh’s strategy for achieving Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4 and 5,” he states.…

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