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Achieving UHC Requires Investments In Health Care Systems, Health Workers

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: To Achieve #HealthForAll We Need Health Workers for All IntraHealth International’s editorial team recognizes Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day and highlights five articles on reaching UHC by 2020, including pieces on the future of health financing, investing in frontline health workers to address noncommunicable diseases, investing in…

Physicians Working To Bring Health Care To Remote, Rural Areas Of Thailand, Liberia

Global Health NOW: In Thailand, $3 a Month Could Boost Migrant Health “…To bring better health — and dignity — to [migrants living in Thailand along the Thai-Burmese border,] a transient group trapped in the gaps between two health care systems along a porous border, … French-born, Thai-based physician [Nicolas…

4 Steps Necessary To Implement ‘Precision Public Health’ In Developing Nations

Nature: Four steps to precision public health Scott F. Dowell, deputy director for surveillance and epidemiology; David Blazes, senior program officer for surveillance and epidemiology; and Susan Desmond-Hellmann, chief executive, all at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…The use of data to guide interventions that benefit populations more efficiently…

4 Recommendations To Help U.S., World Better Prepare For, Respond To Epidemics

U.S. News & World Report: Responding to the Next Ebola Jonathan Fielding, distinguished professor of public health and pediatrics at UCLA “…Here are several high priority recommendations [on how to be better prepared for future disease epidemics]: First, the U.S. must help the World Health Organization and countries with limited…

In Peru, Volunteer Community Health Workers Assist TB Patients Complete Treatment Regimens

Reuters: Wider Image: Hope for eradicating tuberculosis emerges in Peru slum “…In places like [Peru’s] Villa Esperanza, or Village of Hope, … the problem is inadequate health services to help patients follow through with [tuberculosis (TB)] treatment, which takes six months to a couple years. Partners in Health (PIH) ……

All Hospitals In East Aleppo Close Following Intensified Airstrikes; U.S. Urges Russia To Take Measures To Stop Violence

New York Times: Aleppo Bombs Leave Quarter Million ‘Living in Hell’ and Without Hospital Care “The remaining hospitals on the rebel-held side of Aleppo, Syria, have been badly damaged and forced to stop providing care amid an intensifying bombardment, according to the World Health Organization…” (Rubin/Saad, 11/20). Reuters: All hospitals…

WHO Condemns Attacks On 5 Health Facilities In Syria

U.N. News Centre: U.N. health agency denounces attacks on health facilities in Syria “The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) [Thursday] condemned attacks on five Syrian hospitals — including two trauma centers and an emergency obstetric center — as well as a mobile medical clinic, and demanded that all parties…

Rwanda Seeks Ways To Compensate For Reductions In Foreign Health Aid

Nature: Rwanda feels the pinch as donors slash health aid “Rwanda has made major public health strides since the country’s genocide against the Tutsi people ended in June 1994, but declines in foreign aid now threaten that progress. Donors such as the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and…

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