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Public, Private Sectors Must Work Together To Solve Africa’s Health Worker Shortage

GE Healthcare’s “The Pulse”: Africa Will be Short Six Million Healthcare Workers by 2030, But it Can Still Achieve its Commitment of Universal Health Care if it Takes Action Now Kate Tulenko, vice president of health systems innovation at IntraHealth International, discusses the health worker shortage in Africa and describes…

CDC Recognizes Importance Of Hand Hygiene On World Day, Launches New Campaign

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: Saving Lives with Hand Hygiene in Sierra Leone Benjamin Park, chief of the CDC’s International Infection Control Program, discusses the importance of hand hygiene in health care; the Clean Hands Count campaign launched by CDC and partners on May 5, recognized as World Hand Hygiene Day;…

The Guardian Profiles Group Of Women Who Sell Contraceptives In Rural Pakistan

The Guardian: The ‘Avon ladies’ of Pakistan selling contraception door to door “From 8am to 4pm, 25-year-old Samina Khaskheli travels door-to-door in rural Pakistan handing out free samples of condoms, birth control pills, and intrauterine devices. … Samina is a worker for the Marginalised Area Reproductive Health Viable Initiative –…

Pakistan Closer Than Ever To Eliminating Polio

Foreign Policy: Pakistan’s Quiet Revolution Against Polio “…Over the last 25 years, millions of health workers like Naseeba have gone to incredible lengths to vaccinate children against polio around the world. It is because of them that we’re now closer than ever to seeing this paralyzing disease wiped from the…

International Meetings Address Attacks On Health Care Facilities, Worker Safety

Devex: WHO calls for information hub on health care attacks “Its inclusion may have been unofficial, but respect for international humanitarian law — which included ending attacks on health care facilities worldwide — was still on the agenda at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul last week. In Geneva, health…

Newsweek Examines Maternal Mortality, Health Care In South Sudan

Newsweek: Giving Birth in South Sudan: A Matter of Life and Death “…[O]ne issue that can remain invisible to anyone outside the walls of South Sudan’s hospitals is the extreme danger women put themselves in simply by giving birth. According to the latest World Bank data, 789 South Sudanese mothers…

IntraHealth International Officials Discuss Links Between Health Workforce, Economy

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: 5 Challenges to Women’s Human, Economic, and Labor Rights in the Global Health Workforce Constance Newman, senior team leader for gender equality and health at IntraHealth International, discusses the role of women in health care delivery and highlights challenges “to fully integrate women in the formal health…

India’s PM Asks Physicians To Provide Free Maternal Care 12 Days Per Year

Agence France-Presse: India PM asks doctors to treat pregnant women for free “Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called on doctors Thursday to give up 12 days a year to treating poor, pregnant women free of charge, in a speech to mark the anniversary of his government’s second year in power…”…

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