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Solving Health Workforce Shortage Requires Addressing Other Global Issues, Trends

Huffington Post: 3 Issues We Can’t Ignore If We’re Going to Solve the Health Workforce Crisis Pape Amadou Gaye, president and CEO of IntraHealth International “…The shortfall [in health workers] is staggering. But the solution is more complex than just recruiting more health workers. And the shortage isn’t the only…

Investing In, Optimizing Health Workforce Critical To Achieving AIDS-Free Generation

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: Equipping Health Workers to Achieve an AIDS-free Generation Shayanne Martin, Diana Frymus, and Kim Rogers, all members of the Health Workforce Team in the Office of HIV/AIDS at USAID, discuss the role of health workers in advancing global development and achieving an AIDS-free generation, writing, “The bottom line…

Increasing Access To Sanitation, Clean Water Essential To Improving Child Nutrition In Indonesia

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Achieving Total Sanitation in Indonesia Amit Chandra, emergency physician and health systems strengthening adviser for the Millennium Challenge Corporation, discusses efforts by the U.S. and Indonesian governments to increase access to safe drinking water, reduce stunting, and improve the health and nutrition of children in…

To Address NCDs In Developing Nations, International Community Can Leverage Existing Health Infrastructures Used To Treat, Prevent Infectious Diseases

Washington Post: If we really cared about saving lives in poor countries, we wouldn’t focus only on AIDS David J. Heller, internist and global health researcher “…We need to start paying attention [to noncommunicable diseases]. … Fortunately, there are proven, cost-effective ways for the United States and the global development…

Integrating Hospital Services Into Health Systems Strengthening Critical To Achieving SDGs

Health Affairs Blog: The MDG To SDG Transition: Implications For Health Care Systems Arian Hatefi, assistant professor at the University of California San Francisco, and colleagues discuss various levels of hospital care, highlighting five areas for integration of primary and hospital services: maternal and child health, noncommunicable diseases, surgical care,…

Quality Of Cameroon’s Health Services Under Fire Following Death Of Pregnant Woman

VOA News: Death of Pregnant Woman Provokes Debate on Cameroon’s Health Care “Hundreds of people protested in Douala, Cameroon, Sunday, a day after the death of a pregnant woman who was reportedly left untreated by hospital staff because she was not able able to pay consultation fees. … [T]he tragedy…

Culturally Sensitive Care Imperative To Ensuring Sexual, Reproductive Health Of Refugee Women

Devex: Ensuring healthier sexual and reproductive lives for our refugee patients Komal Soin, family physician “With a rising influx of refugees resettling in the United States, it is imperative for health providers to feel comfortable discussing reproductive health issues with this population … Ultimately, to provide effective counseling and to…

Devex Explores European Medical Corps’ Structure, Composition

Devex: What to know about the European Medical Corps “…[T]he European Union has [launched] the European Medical Corps, a certified team of experts and professionals in public health and emergency medical response who can be rapidly deployed in the event of an emergency. The medical corps — identified as Europe’s…

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