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Report Discusses Importance Of Inclusive Data Collection On Frontline Health Workers

Frontline Health Workers Coalition: Inclusive data collection on CHWs, all health workers required to meet new global compacts, new analysis finds Vince Blaser and Michelle Korte of the Frontline Health Workers Coalition secretariat and IntraHealth International discuss efforts “to address the gaps in the global health workforce that prevent universal…

Leaders Must Invest More In Health Workforce Training To Address NCDs, Report Says

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: To Tackle Noncommunicable Diseases, We Must Invest in Frontline Health Workers The IntraHealth International editorial team discusses The Case for Frontline Health Workers in Addressing Noncommunicable Diseases Globally, a new policy report by IntraHealth International, in partnership with the Medtronic Foundation. The report “advocates for leaders to…

Polio Vaccination Teams In Afghanistan Helping World Close In On Elimination Goal

Los Angeles Times: This boy could be one of the world’s last victims of polio “…The narrow Sheltan valley [in Afghanistan], a haven for the Taliban and other insurgents along the border with Pakistan, is also one of the world’s last redoubts for the crippling childhood disease. There have been…

Investing In Health Systems, Workforce Critical To Future Of Global Health

Devex: Opinion: The future of health financing Pape Amadou Gaye, president and CEO of IntraHealth International “…International donors and development partners must change the way we work and the value we provide as we move toward more [low- and middle-income countries (LMICs)] financing their own health sectors. How will we…

MNCH, TB Practitioners Should Work Together To Prevent Childhood TB

Devex: Opinion: Tuberculosis is a forgotten priority for child health Luis Tam, global technical lead for maternal, newborn, and child health at Management Sciences for Health “…[Maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH)] practitioners are seldom trained and encouraged to think of TB as a childhood disease, and what to do…

Integrated, Planned Approach Critical To Achieving Health-Related SDGs

The Conversation: Only a bottom-up approach will deliver global health development targets Karen Daniels, specialist scientist in the Health Systems Research Unit at the South African Medical Research Council; Aku Kwamie, health systems researcher at the University of Ghana; and Fadi El-Jardali, professor of health policy and systems at the American…

Hospitals, Health Care Workers In Conflict-Ridden Afghanistan Must Be Protected

The Guardian: Health care in Afghanistan: ‘doctors are threatened at gunpoint, even by civilians’ Neill Kling, surgeon with the International Committee of the Red Cross’ mobile surgical team in Afghanistan “It’s dangerous to be a doctor in Afghanistan. … Doctors and nurses, ambulance drivers and paramedics, hospitals and health centers…

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