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USAID, Guinea’s Ministry Of Health Work In Conjunction To Train Frontline Health Care Workers In Ebola Efforts

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: Guinean Doctor Survives Ebola, Pays ​I​t Forward Jacqueline Aribot, senior monitoring and evaluation adviser, and Alisha Horowitz, associate editor for USAID’s Maternal and Child Survival Program, discuss the story of a Guinean doctor who survived Ebola and describe how USAID and Guinea’s Ministry of Health are working together…

Polio Vaccination Teams Attacked In Pakistan; At Least 5 Dead

Associated Press: In Pakistan, vaccinating children has become a deadly battle “…Long eradicated in the West, polio remains endemic in Pakistan after the Taliban banned vaccinations, attacks targeted medical staffers, and suspicions lingered about the inoculations…” (Santana, 2/18). International Business Times: Pakistan Polio Update: Vaccination Team Attacked In Khyber Agency;…

Ebola Workers Who Return To U.S. Need Proper Support, Care

NPR: Time’s ‘Person Of The Year’ Is Feeling Kind Of Lost Karin Huster, who spent six weeks as Partner in Health’s clinical manager at the Maforki Ebola Treatment Unit in Sierra Leone “…The mental health of those returning from the Ebola battlefield has seldom been addressed. Yet we know all…

Health Care Workers Play Important Role In Educating Parents About Immunizations

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: The Vaccine Talk: A Crucial Moment for Parents, Children, and Health Workers Margarite Nathe, senior editor/writer at IntraHealth International, discusses how misinformation is a common factor in resistance to immunizations worldwide and the importance of health care workers in bridging the gap “between misinformation and a parent’s…

Sustained Conflict, Gaps In Health Workforce Contribute To High Maternal Mortality In DRC

Al Jazeera America: In the DRC, maternity too often means mortality “…The conflict, which has afflicted eastern Congo since the 1990s, has severely weakened the health system, with clinics ransacked, medical workers evacuated, and others refusing to work in hot zones. Pregnant women are one of the vulnerable groups swept…

Health Must Be Treated As Fundamental Human Right

The Lancet: Don’t forget health when you talk about human rights Editorial Board “Last week, Human Rights Watch (HRW) released World Report 2015, their 25th annual global review documenting human rights practices in more than 90 countries and territories in 2014. … Viewed through the lens of health, the report…

Despite Risks, Polio Workers Continue Drive To Eradicate Disease In Pakistan

The Guardian: Karachi polio workers defy Pakistan militants’ murderous campaign “…[A]ttacks have had a devastating effect on the drive to eradicate polio in Pakistan, with cases rocketing to more than 300 last year. And health workers in Karachi … face an exceptionally daunting task. … But in the city’s new…