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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…

Though ‘Fine-Tuning’ Warranted, SDG Development Process Should Be Lauded

The Economist: Worthy of support Amar Bhattacharya, senior fellow at the Global Economy and Development Program at the Brookings Institution, and Homi Kharas, senior fellow and deputy director of the program “…The question is whether the 17 goals and 169 targets in the draft [Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)] are an…

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…

World Health Day 2015 Focuses On Commitment To Food Safety

Devex: World Health Day 2015: From farm to plate, make food safe Keiji Fukada, assistant director-general for health security at the World Health Organization “…The problem is that similar to so many headline-grabbing topics, interest in food safety dies down as swiftly as it flares up — forgotten until the…

Financial Protections Must Be Accounted For In Successful Universal Health Care Targets

The Guardian: Health sustainable development goal must tackle inequity head on to succeed Nouria Brikci, health policy specialist at Oxford Policy Management “…There is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to universal health care. Health finance reforms must be country-specific and based on in-depth analysis. But it is clear that…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of Ebola Care, Treatment

Slate: All Lives Matter Karin Huster, registered nurse and humanitarian aid worker “…More than 800 health care workers across West Africa who contracted Ebola were unable to receive the same level of care our American colleague is receiving. It simply wasn’t, and isn’t, available. Horrifyingly, some 500 of them died.…

Health Care Privatization Can Lead To Unethical Medical Practices

The Guardian: I’ve seen first-hand how palliative care in India is compromised by privatization Hannah Fox, general practice trainee currently working in India “…India is a stark example of how commodifying health care can lead to corruption, erode doctors’ integrity, and damage relationships with patients. Money ultimately distorts decision making…

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