Author Archives: GHHub

Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals

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The 13th session of the Open Working Group on the Sustainable Development Goals start 7/14-7/18. On the website they ask for suggestions of lead authors Read More

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West Africa’s Ebola epidemic: preventable?

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Lisa Denney, Poverty Matters | “The gaps in Sierra Leone’s health system reflect need for support so that such diseases do not wreak havoc in Read More

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USAID on Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality

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USAID’s Vision for Action for Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality seeks to improve maternal and fetal health at the country-level using holistic and integrated approaches that Read More

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South Sudan Needs Help to Avoid Collapse | allAfrica.com

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allAfrica.com: Juba — South Sudan’s government admitted on Monday that it needs international assistance to avoid collapse in the coming months triggered by the outbreak Read More

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The Dangers of Drug Resistance – Guest Post by Margaret Variano

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The threat of drug-resistance is a public health concern across a range of medications, with very severe implications. The spread of drug-resistance is particularly troubling Read More

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Hospitals and Maternal Death in Tanzania – Guest Post by Adrienne Strong

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 Adrienne is a PhD candidate in sociocultural anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis. She has been traveling to and conducting research in Tanzania since Read More

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Guinea Worm, Inching Toward Eradication

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By Bill Brieger: “Twenty-eight years ago efforts to eradicate guinea worm began in earnest.  It was the UN Water Decade, and there was optimism that Read More

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Pediatric oncology nursing care in LMIC

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A recent position statement that appeared in the Lancet Oncology describes that children with cancer in LMIC often have survival rates of less than 20%. Read More

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MERS Virus Found in Camel Milk

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By Martin Enserink The virus that causes Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) has been found in camel milk. Scientists don’t know whether infected milk can sicken people, but Read More

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Rape, Sexual Violence Targets Women Across the DRC

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BY KOLBASSIA HOUSSAOU, Allafrica.com Rape and other forms of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are not limited to the war zones Read More

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The Lancet: Every Newborn Series

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Executive summary Following The Lancet Neonatal Survival Series in 2005, this Every Newborn Series presents the clearest picture so far of the ongoing slow progress in newborn Read More

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Global surgery: defining an emerging global health field

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Global health is one of the defining issues of the 21st century, attracting unprecedented levels of interest and propelling health and disease from a biomedical Read More

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Viral Load Testing Dismally Absent in Africa

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By Miriam Gathigah Nairobi — As Africa scales up lifesaving antiretroviral therapy for HIV positive people, concerns are rife that the absence of mass routine Read More

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South Sudan, Where Livestock Outnumbers People

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Twenty-year-old Wani Lo Keji stares at the sky as his herd of cattle drink water from the eastern bank of the Nile River, just opposite Read More

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