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Reforming Health Workforce, Making Medicines Affordable Critical To Achieving Universal Health Coverage

Devex: Universal health coverage: Unique challenges, bold solutions Marie-Paule Kieny, WHO assistant director general for Health Systems and Innovation “…The [Universal Health Coverage (UHC)] target is the linchpin of the health-related [Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)]; the one target that, if achieved, will help to deliver all the others by providing…

Health Extension Workers Improve Care Access For Ethiopia’s Rural Communities

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Fund News Flash The latest issue of the Global Fund News Flash contains an article and video on Ethiopian health extension workers who provide services to those in rural communities. The article notes, “Great systems for health are pivotal in improving…

‘Science Speaks’ Continues Coverage Of Presentations Made At AIDS 2016

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: AIDS 2016: Community health workers raise TB diagnoses in Malawi HIV clinic Reporting on the AIDS 2016 conference in Durban, Christine Lubinski, executive director of the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses results from a pilot intervention in Malawi that aimed to improve TB…

New Documentary Film Highlights Efforts To Eradicate Yaws

U.N. News Centre: Feature: Eradication of Yaws, disease that ‘begins where roads end,’ is within sight, says WHO doctor in new film “When Dr. Oriol Mitjà, a Spanish technical adviser for the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO), arrived in Lihir Island, Papua New Guinea, he expected to stay only…

Blog Post Explores Benefits Of Partnerships To Train Health Care Workers

BMJ Blogs: Andy Haines: Why health partnerships are good for global health Andy Haines, a professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and chair of trustees at THET, discusses the importance of partnerships to improve global health. He writes, “Many health partnerships are supporting health services for…

Sierra Leone’s Trauma Counselors Work To Assist Ebola Survivors

The Guardian: Mental health experts in Sierra Leone aim to pluck out heart of Ebola mystery “…For nearly two years, Ebola stormed across this corner of West Africa, devastating communities and health systems that were already among the world’s poorest. But within that public health emergency was a second crisis,…

Experiences From TB Response In Syria Could Translate To Other Conflict Settings

Devex: 4 lessons learned tackling tuberculosis in Syria Håkan Björkman, manager of UNDP’s partnership with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria “…[E]xperiences in Syria have highlighted four vital lessons that could help inform efforts to combat TB in other conflict zones: Courage and innovative thinking on the…

Health Care Workers Risking Lives To Provide Care In Conflict Zones, Panel Says

Global Health NOW: Losing Lives to Save Lives “ ‘Kunduz.’ Prior to this declarative utterance, Council on Foreign Relations Fellow Laurie Garrett had presided Tuesday over a meeting at CFR in New York by launching hard questions at panelists from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the International Committee of the Red…

July 2016 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The July 2016 WHO Bulletin includes editorials, news, research, and policy articles on various topics, including an editorial on engaging young people in preventing noncommunicable diseases; news articles addressing environmental issues and public health; a review on traffic accidents, injuries, and deaths in…

‘Science Speaks’ Discusses Diagnostic Practice Challenges In Resource-Limited Settings

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: ‘Test and treat’ is the ideal — but ‘guess and treat’ is the more common reality Rabita Aziz, staff writer for “Science Speaks” and policy research coordinator for the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses the diagnostic practices of clinicians in many low-…

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