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Community Health Workers Vital To Achieving SDGs

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: More Community Health Workers Needed for a Healthier World Katie Taylor, child and maternal survival coordinator and deputy assistant administrator in the Bureau for Global Health at USAID, discusses the role of community health workers in strengthening global maternal and child health. She highlights the Community Health Framework,…

Syrian Government Forces Deliberately Target Hospitals, U.N. Report Says

New York Times: U.N. Finds ‘Deliberate’ Destruction of Hospitals in Syria “First, the government soldiers made sure no food could get into rebel-held towns. Then, government planes bombed what health centers remained in those towns, making sure that those who got sick from hunger had no medical care to save…

Health Care Workers Attend To Mothers, Newborns Even In Face Of Ebola Threat

The Guardian: Sierra Leone: we save lives of women in childbirth — while fighting Ebola Benjamin Black, obstetrician and gynecologist for Médecins Sans Frontières “…When Ebola first visited in 2014 no one knew what to expect. Paranoia was rife, and the death toll soared. At our previous hospital we tried…

E.U. Launches European Medical Corps To Better Respond To Health Emergencies

VICE News: New European Medical Corps Will Tackle Ebola-like Emergencies “…It’s called the European Medical Corps (EMC), and its aim is to help the E.U. respond faster to health emergencies by relying on a pool of volunteer medical staff provided by member states. ‘Dozens of cases each day. An entire…

Pakistani Polio Worker Shot, Wounded During Nationwide Immunization Campaign

Reuters: Polio worker shot as Pakistan holds countrywide vaccination drive “Gunmen shot and wounded a Pakistani polio worker in the eastern city of Lahore on Wednesday, the latest in a string of attacks against eradication teams in a country that accounts for more than 70 percent of the world’s cases…

Health Workers Begin Polio Vaccination Campaign In Pakistan Despite Threats

Reuters: Despite threats, thousands join anti-polio drive in Pakistan, a last bastion of the disease “More than 100,000 health workers fanned out across Pakistan on Monday, stepping up a drive to eliminate the polio virus this year from one of its last bastions, despite continuing militant threats to vaccination teams.…

Strengthening Frontline Health Workforce Essential To Increasing Access To Vaccines

Gavi’s “Vaccineswork”: On the Frontlines: Supporting Health Workers that Deliver Lifesaving Vaccines Scott Weathers, Global Health Corps policy fellow at IntraHealth International, discusses the role of frontline health workers in delivering vaccines, writing, “Ensuring that frontline health workers are safe, motivated, properly trained, and incentivized must be central considerations of…

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