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Frontline HCWs Need More Protection In Efforts To Eradicate Polio

Global Health Council: Eradicating Polio Requires Protecting Vaccinators As part of the #ProtectingKids blog series curated by PATH for World Immunization Week, Global Health Council Executive Director Christine Sow discusses the importance of protecting frontline health care workers who provide polio vaccinations, saying polio will not be eradicated “without stronger…

Second Ebola Vaccine Trial Underway In Sierra Leone

Agence France-Presse: Ebola vaccine trial begins in Sierra Leone “Thousands of health care workers in areas of Sierra Leone that are grappling with Ebola will now begin receiving an experimental vaccine against the often deadly virus, officials said Tuesday…” (4/14). The Hill: CDC begins Ebola vaccine trial in Sierra Leone…

Strong Health Systems, Trained HCWs Key To Maternal Health

Huffington Post: 289,000 Reasons Why Health Workers Count for Mothers Pape Amadou Gaye, president and CEO of IntraHealth International “…[M]idwives, nurses, doctors, and other health workers can’t do their jobs unless they’re working within a functioning health system — one that ensures everyone has access to high-quality care. … For…

Botswana Ministry Of Health Using Open-Source Software Tools, Data To Strengthen Health Workforce

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: Botswana Is Building a Strong Health System by Focusing on Health Workers Alex Collins, program officer for CapacityPlus at IntraHealth International, and Sarah Dwyer, communications manager at IntraHealth International, discuss how Botswana’s Ministry of Health is using iHRIS — a suite of free, open source software tools…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of Ebola Care, Treatment

Slate: All Lives Matter Karin Huster, registered nurse and humanitarian aid worker “…More than 800 health care workers across West Africa who contracted Ebola were unable to receive the same level of care our American colleague is receiving. It simply wasn’t, and isn’t, available. Horrifyingly, some 500 of them died.…

World Bank Highlights Work, Sacrifices Of Frontline Ebola HCWs

World Bank: Health Workers on Ebola Frontlines Serve Countries, Risk Own Lives In this World Bank feature story, Communications Officer Melanie Mayhew writes, “…On this year’s World Health Day (April 7) and during World Health Worker Week (April 6-10), many are paying tribute to [Ebola health care providers’] heroic work,…