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Polio Workers In Pakistan Paying High Price For Protecting Children

The Nation: Campaign Against Polio Editorial Board “Being a polio worker in Pakistan has to be one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. Since 2012, militants opposed to the vaccination campaign have killed 68 polio workers and policemen tasked with protecting them. … An obvious solution to this…

Reducing Cancer Burden Worldwide Would Bolster Development, Global Health Efforts

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: Why I Care about Cancer in Developing Countries Jeff Glenn, a public health adviser in the CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, writes about his own cancer experiences and those of others in developing countries. “…It’s past time to stop ignoring the impact…

Motorcycles Help Health Workers Deliver Basic Care Around Africa

Wall Street Journal: In Africa, Motorcycles Can Save Lives by Delivering Health Care “…The lack of reliable transportation ‘is a severe barrier and a bottleneck’ to delivering health care in the developing world, [Riders for Health co-founder Andrea Coleman] says. Supported by private donors, foundations, and African health ministries, Riders for…

NGOs, WHO Working To Create Strategy To Improve Global Health Care Workforce

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: A Bold Strategy and Clear Vision to Improve the Global Health Workforce Vince Blaser, director of the Frontline Health Workers Coalition, discusses a Synthesis Paper from the Global Health Workforce Alliance summarizing a year-long consultation to help the WHO in the creation of “a strategy that aims…

Shortage Of Sufficiently Trained Personnel Remains Challenge In Ebola-Hit West Africa

Devex: Training health workers yet another challenge in battling Ebola “While the World Health Organization declared this week that the Ebola epidemic has finally reached a ‘turning point,’ international organizations working on the ground are struggling to cope with staffing challenges, including how to train the best foreign and local…

New Issue Of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Fund News Flash The latest issue of the Global Fund News Flash discusses closing the treatment gap for children with HIV, the role of midwives in efforts to eliminate malaria in Myanmar, and the Fund’s 2015 strategic review (1/29).

USAID Report Addresses Maternity Care, Midwives’ Working Conditions

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: USAID Tackles Respectful Maternity Care, Better Working Conditions for Midwives Jennifer James, founder of Mom Bloggers for Social Good, discusses a new report from USAID, a follow-up to its June 2014 report titled “Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality: USAID Maternal Health Vision for Action.” She writes, “We are…