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Strong Health Systems, Trained HCWs Key To Maternal Health

Huffington Post: 289,000 Reasons Why Health Workers Count for Mothers Pape Amadou Gaye, president and CEO of IntraHealth International “…[M]idwives, nurses, doctors, and other health workers can’t do their jobs unless they’re working within a functioning health system — one that ensures everyone has access to high-quality care. … For…

WHO Calls For Cesarean Sections To Be Performed Only When Medically Required

World Health Organization: Cesarean sections should only be performed when medically necessary “Cesarean section is one of the most common surgeries in the world, with rates continuing to rise, particularly in high- and middle-income countries. Although it can save lives, cesarean section is often performed without medical need, putting women…

Concern Over Ebola In Sierra Leone Hides Ongoing MCNH Issues

USA TODAY: Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone masks other health woes “Although one of this country’s poorest districts has been Ebola-free for six weeks, the deadly virus continues to mask or hamper other health issues for pregnant women and newborns here. … Ebola’s death toll in Sierra Leone, about 3,800,…

INGO, Private Sector Partnerships Can Generate Innovative Solutions For Lasting Impact

Devex: New consensus challenging us to ’embrace previously unimaginable possibilities’ Carolyn Miles, president and CEO of Save the Children and co-chair of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network “…Over the past decade, Save the Children has engaged in strategic partnerships to address persistent development challenges in unconventional ways. … The possibilities…

U.S. State Department Blog Features Several Posts Recognizing World Health Day

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Reflections on World Health Day Deborah L. Birx, ambassador-at-large and coordinator of the U.S. Government Activities to Combat HIV/AIDS, writes, “The 2015 World Health Day theme is food safety. At first glance, some may wonder how this theme fits with President Obama’s three global health…

Pfizer Ceases Sale Of Children’s Vaccine In China

Agence France-Presse: Pfizer stops sale of children’s vaccine in China “American pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has stopped selling one of its lucrative vaccines for children in China, the company said. Pfizer gave no explanation for stopping its sales of the Prevnar vaccine, which helps prevent infections such as pneumonia, which killed…

Breathalyzer-Type Test Might Be Possible As Malaria Diagnostic Tool, Research Suggests

Public Radio International: Could a test for malaria be as easy as a breathalyzer? “…[A] group of scientists in Missouri [is] working on a groundbreaking method to test for the disease that, if successful, could save time, money, and most importantly, lives. What is it? A malaria-styled breathalyzer. … Th[e]…