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Blog Post Examines State Of Health System In Sierra Leone Post-Ebola, Role Of Foreign Aid

Humanosphere: Sierra Leone officials say flawed aid strategies hamper Ebola recovery efforts Cooper Inveen, a freelance reporter living in Sierra Leone, discusses the state of the health system in Sierra Leone, including the impact of the Ebola epidemic and related efforts. Inveen also examines the role of foreign donors in…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Issues Surrounding Ebola Response

The Lancet: Ebola: burying the bodies David L. Heymann, head and senior fellow at the Chatham House Center on Global Health Security and professor of infectious disease epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine “…The difficult and heroic work of [burial teams in West Africa] might have…

All Nations Should Invest In More Midwives, Skilled Birth Attendants To Reduce Maternal Mortality

Huffington Post: More Midwives Needed to Reduce Maternal Deaths Babatunde Osotimehin, executive director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) “…All countries that have achieved dramatic improvements in maternal health share one thing in common: they have greatly improved the provision of professionally trained midwives and skilled birth attendants. ……

Pakistan’s Lady Health Workers At Frontlines Of Anti-Polio Campaign

Foreign Policy: The Polio Capital of the World Arsla Jawaid, former managing editor at the Institute of Strategic Studies in Islamabad “As the world prepares to mark World Polio Day on Oct. 24, Pakistan remains at the center of the global effort to eradicate the virus. Despite facing a host…

Blog Post Examines Emerging Field Of Global Mental Health

BMJ Blogs: Alexandra Caulfield: Mental health in Africa — challenges and progress since 2008 Alexandra Caulfield, a researcher with Polygeia and a student on the Cambridge graduate course in medicine, discusses the emerging field of global mental health, “and its application to Africa in particular…” (10/22).