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Physician Says Threats To HCWs In Conflict, Emergency Zones Under-Reported

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: Health Care in Conflict: A Doctor’s Perspective Sarah Dwyer, communications manager for IntraHealth International, discusses threats to health care workers in conflict zones and profiles the research of Dilshad Jaff, a Kurdish physician from the disputed territories of northern Iraq who is finishing a masters degree at…

World Needs More Health Care Workers In Rural Areas, ILO Report Shows

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: New ILO Report: The World Needs More Rural Health Workers, a Lot More Aanjalie Collure, a communications fellow with IntraHealth International, discusses a new report from the U.N. International Labor Organization, titled “Global Evidence on Inequities in Rural Health Protection,” that found “without adequate numbers of health…

SwitchPoint Conference Brings Innovators Together To Address Global Health, Humanitarian Change

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: Can Creative Innovators Drive Global Health and Humanitarian Change? Jennifer James, founder of Mom Bloggers for Social Good, discusses the SwitchPoint conference, “IntraHealth International’s flagship conference where experts, and storytellers, and doers on the ground (wherever in the world that is) convene for two days for a…

Global Surgical Shortage Contributes To One-Third Of All Deaths Worldwide, Report Says

New York Times: Routine Surgeries Could Save Millions of Lives, if They Were Available “Millions of people worldwide die from appendicitis, obstructed labor, compound fractures, and other treatable conditions for lack of routine surgeries, according to a report released Sunday. Because too few surgeons and anesthetists practice in most poor…

Frontline HCWs Need More Protection In Efforts To Eradicate Polio

Global Health Council: Eradicating Polio Requires Protecting Vaccinators As part of the #ProtectingKids blog series curated by PATH for World Immunization Week, Global Health Council Executive Director Christine Sow discusses the importance of protecting frontline health care workers who provide polio vaccinations, saying polio will not be eradicated “without stronger…

Second Ebola Vaccine Trial Underway In Sierra Leone

Agence France-Presse: Ebola vaccine trial begins in Sierra Leone “Thousands of health care workers in areas of Sierra Leone that are grappling with Ebola will now begin receiving an experimental vaccine against the often deadly virus, officials said Tuesday…” (4/14). The Hill: CDC begins Ebola vaccine trial in Sierra Leone…