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Investing In Human Resources Key To Strengthening Global Health

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: Bridging the Mind and Heart: Lessons from Guinea on the IHR Dana Pitts, a health communicator at CDC’s Division of Global Health Protection, discusses the International Health Regulations (IHR) and the importance of investing in human resources as part of global health policy, noting “a trained…

Kenya, IntraHealth Working To Strengthen Nation’s Health System, Train HCWs

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: If Ebola Comes, Kenya Will Be Ready Allison Annette Foster, a senior advisor for Human Resources for Health (HRH) at IntraHealth International; Mathew Thuku, assistant director of National HRH Strengthening for IntraHealth’s USAID-funded Human Resources for Health Capacity Bridge Project; and Isaac Munene, regional training hub manager…

Nurses Play Vital Role In Community Health Systems

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: Nurses Are Global Citizens and Community Heroes Allison Annette Foster, senior adviser for human resources for health at IntraHealth International, writes about the importance of nurses in community health care and an innovative program in Tanzania that helps connect nurses to those who need care (6/19).

Advocates, Practitioners Call For Scale-Up Of Community Health Workers In Sub-Saharan Africa

Huffington Post: A Call to Scale-Up Community Health Workers Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, and Sonia Sachs of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University on behalf of the 1 Million CHW Campaign “Public health officials and practitioners from around Africa and from international…

Nigeria Approaches One Year Without Polio Case, Continues Oral Vaccination Campaigns

Agence France-Presse: Nigeria makes final push to stamp out polio “Health workers move from door to door in the rural Sumaila district of Kano state, northern Nigeria, administering oral polio vaccines to children under five. It could be any other vaccination drive but the program has extra importance in Nigeria,…