Fox News examines a U.S.-supported program in Iraq that is equipping women with the skills they need to become nursing aids.
Health Workforce & Capacity
The New York Times profiles the Comprehensive Disaster Relief Services (CDRS) hospital in Chikar, Pakistan, which was started by American Todd Shea after the 2005 earthquake in that country.
“Global health funding boosted by private donors has quadrupled since 1990, but the extra money has not always gone to the right countries and diseases, according to a pair of studies released Friday,” in the journal Lancet, AFP/Google.com reports.
CNN examines theÂ increasing numbers of health workers using cell phone technology to monitor diseases in the developing world. The article features EpiSurveyor â€“ “a free, open-source application designed for personal digital assistants” that can be downloaded onto cell phones, so that officials can “gather data directly from the site of…
Also In Global Health: Text Messages For Health; Chagas Disease; Infant, Maternal Mortality In Botswana; Community Health Programs In Africa; Swaziland’s Health System
UN Launches Pilot Study In Uganda That Uses Text Messages To Promote Public Health The U.N. has launched a ten-day pilot project in Jinja, Uganda, that uses mobile phones to educate the public about health, the Monitor reports. As part of the Texting4Health initiative, an estimated 10,000 people will receive…
Also In Global Health News: HIV Aid For Vietnam; Gates To Meet With WHO; Women’s Health In Philippines; Zambian Health Workers; HIV In Ghana
U.K. Pledges $30M To Vietnam HIV/AIDS Efforts The U.K.’s Department for International Development announced Friday that it will administer $30 million through 2012 to help Vietnam reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS, Thanh Nien reports. The funds â€“ which “will be pooled with $33 million from the World Bank to form…
The AP/Washington Post examines how the millions of Pakistani refugees fleeing from the army’s offensive against the Taliban in the northwest of the country are overwhelming the country’s health care system.
11 West African Countries To Partake In Polio Vaccination Campaign; Benin Campaign Postponed Due to Health Worker Strike
A health workers’ strike has caused Benin to indefinitely delay a polio vaccination campaign, part of a regional effort taking place in several West African countries, IRIN reports.