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Uganda Still Plans To Send HCWs Abroad Despite Belgium’s Threat To Cut Aid

Agence France-Presse: Uganda hit by aid threat over medical ‘brain drain’ case “Uganda on Monday stood by plans to send more than 240 of its health workers to the Caribbean despite a Belgian threat to cut 11 million euros in aid. … The Belgian minister said the expatriation of the…

Anti-Dowry PSA Aims To Reduce Child Marriage In Nepal

PRI: South Asian leaders try new ways to reduce child marriage “…[An] anti-dowry PSA is sponsored by the National Campaign to End Child Marriage in Nepal and is playing everywhere: On TV, on the radio, and even in movie theaters and on buses, especially in the Terai region where child…

CGD Blog Post Discusses Recommendations For India’s Draft National Health Policy

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: India’s New Health Policy: A Work in Progress Anit Mukherjee, IDRC fellow at the Center for Global Development, discusses India’s new draft National Health Policy and makes recommendations that would “help strengthen the plan across four key areas: financing and fiscal transfers,…

India Aims To Improve Maternal, Child Health Through Mobile Messaging Initiative

Reuters: India bets on mobiles in battle on maternal, child deaths “India is betting on cheap mobile phones to cut some of the world’s highest rates of maternal and child deaths, as it rolls out a campaign of voice messages delivering health advice to pregnant women and mothers…” (Kalra, 3/17).

The Guardian Profiles Gates Foundation’s History, Work In Global Health

The Guardian: What is the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation? “…The foundation’s trust endowment of $43.5bn (£29.5bn) makes grant payments in excess of $3bn every year ($3.9bn in 2014). Its focus has been on bridging the enormous health deficit between rich and poor countries and on fights it sees as…

Equitable Health Systems Financing Essential To Reducing Morbidity, Mortality

Slate: Who Lives and Who Dies? Paul Farmer, the Kolokotrones University professor at Harvard University and co-founder of Partners In Health “…Who lives and who dies depends on what sort of health care system is available. And who recovers, if recovery is possible, depends on the way emergency care and…