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    How to Create an Effective Monitoring and Evaluation Framework

    In recent years, organizations and employees are being measured not on their stories, but on their numbers. When you introduce your organization, people will always ask you about your numbers – What’s your reach? What’s your impact? Meanwhile, funders and senior management are running after the concepts of big data – year-over-year increase in reach, impact measurements, geographic comparisons, and more. The MERL Tech conference is returning on October 3-4, 2016

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    How Do We Build Global Health Systems Ethically?

    The construction of global health systems is fraught with challenges. The expertise required to inform systems development involves multiple disciplines, many which inherently have conflicting aims and methods of practice. This month, the American Medical Association’s Journal of Ethics released its July issue, “Ethics of International Healthcare Systems Development.” The Read More

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    Sharing truths of terminal illness in rural Guatemala

    Over the last four years I have visited communities in rural Guatemala with Wuqu’ Kawoq | Maya Health Alliance, a civil society organization providing health care and other services in these places. The organization has also come to specialize in caring for those with complex chronic and terminal illnesses, and Read More

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    New app lets public help map disasters, conflicts and outbreaks

    By Lin Taylor LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — Swiping right or tapping on a mobile phone are not typical ways of helping poor communities, but a new app launched by a medical charity on Friday aims to use technology to help aid workers map areas at risk of conflict, disasters and disease. Using the latest

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    Thoughts After 22 Years of Consumption and Organizing a Food System Symposium

    Sarah Dwyer is passionate about developing a multidisciplinary understanding of the ways that food affects health through her work with a community-led nutrition education program that she helped start and through her research, including an epigenetics project at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Sarah plans to pursue an Read More

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    The impact of increasing income inequalities on educational inequalities in mortality – An…

    Over the past decades, both health inequalities and income inequalities have been increasing in many European countries, but it is unknown whether and how these trends are related.

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    Jillian Moore

    Sharing truths of terminal illness in rural Guatemala

    Jul. 25, 2016 – Over the last four years I have visited communities in rural Guatemala with Wuqu’ Kawoq | Maya Health Alliance, a civil society organization providing health care and other services in these places. The organization has also come to specialize in caring for those with complex chronic and terminal illnesses, and Read More

    Haley Rhodes

    Thoughts After 22 Years of Consumption and Organizing a Food System Symposium

    Jul. 18, 2016 – Sarah Dwyer is passionate about developing a multidisciplinary understanding of the ways that food affects health through her work with a community-led nutrition education program that she helped start and through her research, including an epigenetics project at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Sarah plans to pursue an Read More

    Niranjan Konduri

    Why smart government spending matters for the SDG medicines target

    Jul. 11, 2016 – The World Health Organization’s first global report on diabetes  highlights the disease’s “alarming surge” with rates that have quadrupled in fewer than three decades. The report reminds us that essential diabetes medicines and health technologies, including lifesaving insulin, are available in only one in three of the world’s poorest countries. Availability of medicines Read More

    Behavior Change: Global Nutrition and Food Security Policy and the Life of the Practitioner

    Jul. 05, 2016 – Habits are hard to change. We can all relate. Yet I frequently tell my patients that they should make lifestyle adjustments. For the patient population I provide care for – largely middle-aged Hispanic women, many of whom work evenings cleaning hospitals and hotels – I tell them that they should Read More