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Botswana Ministry Of Health Using Open-Source Software Tools, Data To Strengthen Health Workforce

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: Botswana Is Building a Strong Health System by Focusing on Health Workers Alex Collins, program officer for CapacityPlus at IntraHealth International, and Sarah Dwyer, communications manager at IntraHealth International, discuss how Botswana’s Ministry of Health is using iHRIS — a suite of free, open source software tools…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of Ebola Care, Treatment

Slate: All Lives Matter Karin Huster, registered nurse and humanitarian aid worker “…More than 800 health care workers across West Africa who contracted Ebola were unable to receive the same level of care our American colleague is receiving. It simply wasn’t, and isn’t, available. Horrifyingly, some 500 of them died.…

World Bank Highlights Work, Sacrifices Of Frontline Ebola HCWs

World Bank: Health Workers on Ebola Frontlines Serve Countries, Risk Own Lives In this World Bank feature story, Communications Officer Melanie Mayhew writes, “…On this year’s World Health Day (April 7) and during World Health Worker Week (April 6-10), many are paying tribute to [Ebola health care providers’] heroic work,…

Blog Post Reviews Several Recent Journal Articles On Ebola, Lessons Learned

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Ebola lessons reiterate need to recognize global health realities Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, highlights several recent journal articles discussing various aspects of the Ebola epidemic and the lessons…

Africans’ Role In Fighting Ebola Overlooked By Major Media Outlets, A.U. Official Says

The Guardian: Ebola: media ‘overlooked Africa’s role in combating crisis’ “Africa’s efforts to tackle the Ebola crisis have been largely overlooked even though Africans have taken the lead in providing frontline staff and shown themselves ‘better placed to fight infectious diseases in their continent than outsiders,’ according to the African…

Brazil-Mozambique Training, Research Partnership Aims To Reduce ‘Brain Drain,’ Could Be Replicated

SciDev.Net: Brazil-Mozambique exchange model boosts health “Brazil is helping to increase the research capacity of Mozambique’s under-resourced health system. The Brazilian Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), working with the Mozambican National Institute of Health, has developed a model for training postgraduate researchers in Mozambique that could be replicated elsewhere in Africa.…

Special Issue Shares Experience Of Scaling Up Maternal, Newborn Health Care In Uganda

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: How to Bend the Curve on Newborn Mortality — Key Learnings from Uganda Peter Waiswa, Ugandan medical doctor and health systems researcher; Stefan Swartling Peterson, public health physician and professor of Global Health at Uppsala University, Karolinska Institutet, and Makerere University; and Mariam…