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Carter Center, World Bank Working With Liberia To Improve Mental Health Care, Reduce Stigma

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Ebola and civil war trauma threaten Liberia’s economic growth “…Trauma not only harms communities, but also hinders economic growth, according to the World Bank, which hopes a focus on mental health will kickstart Liberia’s struggling economy. It is working with the Carter Center on a $3 million…

370 Health Workers Respond To Northern Uganda Malaria Outbreak; 658 Dead Since July

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Health workers sent to north Uganda as malaria epidemic kills over 650 “Uganda dispatched a team of more than 370 health workers to the northern part of the country on Monday where a malaria epidemic ravaging the region since July has killed about 658 people. Uganda reported…

Global Community Must Invest In Syria’s Health Care Workers, System

The Guardian: We must not let Syria’s health service fail Rola Hallam, medical director for Hand in Hand for Syria, and Donna McKay, executive director of Physicians for Human Rights “…As world leaders meet this week in London to address the spiraling refugee crisis, stopping the wholesale destruction of Syria’s…

IntraHealth International Project Trains HCWs To Screen For Cervical Cancer Among Kenyan Women

IntraHealth International’s “Vitals”: Cervical Cancer Screening Uncovers a Great Need in Kenya Peter Abwao, a communications and knowledge management officer for the FUNZOKenya Project at IntraHealth International in Kenya, discusses the project’s efforts to “train health workers to screen for cervical cancer among women of reproductive age, particularly those who…

Cuba’s Health Worker Training Programs Could Help Lessen Shortages Worldwide

The Lancet: Cuba’s focus on preventive medicine pays off “…There is currently a deficit of more than seven million doctors, nurses, and other skilled health professionals in the developing world, according to estimates from WHO. … So what is to be done? The answer, or at least a partial one,…

Strengthened Supply Chains Needed For Sustainable, Equitable Health

K4Health: Health Supply Chain Capacity Development: A Must for the Sustainable Development Goals and Health Equity Andrew N. Brown, consultant executive manager at People That Deliver (PtD), discusses the challenges and importance of improving health supply chains and their role in sustainable development and equitable access to medicine (1/20).

The Lancet Examines China’s Health Reform Challenges

The Lancet: Child health in China: great progress but challenges ahead Editorial Board “…Progress has been unprecedentedly astonishing for child survival in China, but so have been the existing and emerging challenges for child health. Huge disparities in child health remain pervasive in China. … Furthermore, China is short of…