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Frontline Health Workers Critical To Effective Vaccine Delivery In India

Live Mint: The top delivery challenge in India Ramanan Laxminarayan, vice president for research and policy at the Public Health Foundation of India “…Vaccine delivery requires more than just syringes and needles. The vaccines need to be kept in a cold chain from the moment they are manufactured until they…

‘Science Speaks’ Provides Coverage Of Union World Conference On Lung Health

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” highlights the 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health, which took place last week in Cape Town, South Africa. Rabita Aziz, policy research coordinator at the center, reports on issues discussed at the meeting, including the importance of community involvement to end…

U.S. Quarantines Of Returning Health Workers Made Efforts To Stem Ebola ‘More Difficult’

New York Times: The Unfair Treatment of Ebola Workers Editorial Board “…Instead of helping, quarantines [of Ebola workers who returned to the U.S.] actually made the fight against Ebola more difficult by discouraging health care workers from going to Africa. Quarantines and monitoring also needlessly strain state and local health…

Health Workers Should Use Appropriate Language, ‘Patient-Centered’ Approach As Part Of Comprehensive Strategy To Effectively Treat TB

Devex: Did poor bedside manner cause the rise of multidrug-resistant TB? Gagik Karapetyan, senior technical adviser of infectious diseases at World Vision “…[E]ffective TB programming should include TB-counseling training, and that counseling must happen at every stage of diagnosis and treatment — from cough to cure. … Basic training in…

3 Tanzanian Universities To Offer Health Worker Training On Treating FGM Victims

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Tanzania universities add course in female genital mutilation to fight the practice “Three Tanzanian universities are offering a new course on female genital mutilation (FGM) to train health care professionals how to deal with victims of the harmful practice that is still widespread although illegal. The course,…

Maternal Health Challenges Must Be Addressed In U.S., Other Countries

CNN: Christy Turlington Burns: Make childbirth safe for every mother Christy Turlington Burns, founder of Every Mother Counts and director/producer of the 2010 documentary “No Woman, No Cry” “…[I]n some countries, women have no access to basic or emergency maternal health care, while in the United States, many women get…