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Menstrual health education: a key to nurturing confident girls

Anshu, a teenager who lives in a village in Raebareli District of Uttar Pradesh, India, was a friendly and lively girl. But when she reached puberty, she had very little information about how to manage her menstruation, and she began to lose her confidence. During those days each month she did not venture out from her […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesHealthy markets: essential to improving health and saving livesThe profound effect of girls’ dreamsJosé Jerónimo: a cancer hero among us ;

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Global goals, local action: advocates making a difference for girls and women

I just returned from the 4th Women Deliver Conference in Copenhagen, a global gathering dedicated to the health, rights, and well-being of girls and women. A major focus was how to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) so they make a concrete difference in girls’ and women’s lives. I believe the best way to do […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesUn réfrigérateur peut sauver des vies: Comment protéger les enfants en Afrique en améliorant la chaîne d’approvisionnement des médicamentsTuberculosis advocates and patients in Uganda breathe a sigh of reliefSharing knowledge is power: Uganda and Vietnam come together to improve immunization supply chains ;

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The profound effect of girls’ dreams

Editor’s note: This is the first post in our blog series Women of Innovation, featuring scientists and leaders who are saving lives and improving health for women and girls in the global south. I grew up in a large family in rural Western Kenya with more than 10 siblings and a huge, extended family of […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesPolio, pride, and love: the story of an exceptional mother and her sonMarkets Matter: experts share why well-functioning markets are essential to the success of global health programsA refrigerator can save a life: improving the supply chain to protect African kids ;

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Un réfrigérateur peut sauver des vies: Comment protéger les enfants en Afrique en…

Cet article fait partie de la série d’articles #ProtectingKids. Voir tous ces articles ici. Brian Atuhaire est l’officier de programme dans le département des équipements et matériels de PATH. Le Centre de Santé Bunaseke qui se trouve dans la plaine isolée du Mont Elgon en Ouganda a passé deux ans sans réfrigérateur. Cela peut sembler anodin […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesA refrigerator can save a life: improving the supply chain to protect African kidsPolio, pride, and love: the story of an exceptional mother and her sonKeeping a promise to mothers and children ;

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José Jerónimo: a cancer hero among us

Recently, PATH’s Dr. José Jerónimo received the highest award that the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP) can bestow—the Distinguished Scientific Award for significant positive impact on underserved populations. ASCCP works on cervical health worldwide and recognized Jose for his contributions in low-resource settings. José will be presenting a talk on cervical cancer […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesHealthy markets: essential to improving health and saving livesPolio, pride, and love: the story of an exceptional mother and her sonKeeping a promise to mothers and children ;

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Zambia’s bold ambition: zero malaria by 2020

Editor’s note: Post author Nanthalile Mugala, PATH’s program leader in Zambia, is speaking about Zambia’s efforts to eliminate malaria at PATH’s Breakfast for Global Health, which will be held on May 10 in Bellevue, Washington, and May 13 in Seattle. My country, Zambia, is about to release a bold plan to eliminate malaria by 2020—and […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesThe battle against malaria gets a major data makeoverThe next great elimination story: malariaProtecting Kids: powerful stories of immunization from the field ;

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Keeping a promise to mothers and children

A child is born. A mother makes a promise. A promise to keep that child healthy and whole. A promise to do everything in her power so her child will grow and flourish. However, far too often, mothers do not have access to the resources they need to keep those promises

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Polio, pride, and love: the story of an exceptional mother and her son

Changcheng Zhu admits he has no recollection of what could have easily been the worst day of his life. Like many childhood memories, the telling and retelling takes on a life of its own. And yet there’s the proof: a slight limp lingers from his bout with polio—when the trajectory of his life changed forever. […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesA refrigerator can save a life: improving the supply chain to protect African kidsFrom heartbreak to hope: Argentina’s progress in maternal immunizationProtecting Kids: powerful stories of immunization from the field ;

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The battle against malaria gets a major data makeover

In the last 15 years we’ve made remarkable progress battling malaria with new interventions, treated bednets, combination treatments, more sensitive diagnostic tools, and advanced disease-control strategies—all of which have helped save millions of lives. But now we have an opportunity to defeat this scourge once and for all. To get to the final mile, we […] ; ; ; ;Related Stories6 infographics: How the world is making malaria historyProtecting Kids: powerful stories of immunization from the fieldMalaria vaccines move closer to impact—thanks to malaria heroes ;

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Markets Matter: experts share why well-functioning markets are essential for global health

Even the most effective health products cannot save lives or improve health if they do not reach the people who want and need them. That is why markets—the systems, structures and institutions that facilitate the buying and selling of health products—matter. When markets function well and are healthy, then well‐designed, quality-assured, and affordable health products […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesA refrigerator can save a life: improving the supply chain to protect African kidsFrom heartbreak to hope: Argentina’s progress in maternal immunizationProtecting Kids: powerful stories of immunization from the field ;

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Markets Matter: experts share why strong markets are essential for global health

Even the most effective health products cannot save lives or improve health if they do not reach the people who want and need them. That is why markets—the systems, structures and institutions that facilitate the buying and selling of health products—matter. When markets function well and are healthy, then well‐designed, quality-assured, and affordable health products […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesA refrigerator can save a life: improving the supply chain to protect African kidsFrom heartbreak to hope: Argentina’s progress in maternal immunizationProtecting Kids: powerful stories of immunization from the field ;

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Healthy markets: essential to improving health and saving lives

This post is part of the#MarketsMatter expert blog roundup. Read more stories here. Healthy markets are critical for improving global health. Why? Because too often, lifesaving health products, such as medicines, vaccines, diagnostics, and medical devices, do not reach those who need them most.

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Markets Matter: experts share why well-functioning markets are essential to the success of…

Even the most effective health products cannot save lives or improve health if they do not reach the people who want and need them. That is why markets—the systems, structures and institutions that facilitate the buying and selling of health products—matter. When markets function well and are healthy, well‐designed, quality-assured, and affordable health products are […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesA refrigerator can save a life: improving the supply chain to protect African kidsFrom heartbreak to hope: Argentina’s progress in maternal immunizationProtecting Kids: powerful stories of immunization from the field ;

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A refrigerator can save a life: improving the supply chain to protect African kids

This post is part of the #ProtectingKids story roundup. Read all the stories here. The Bunaseke Health Center in the remote Mount Elgon ranges of Uganda went two years without a refrigerator. That might seem unremarkable to some, but clinics need refrigerators to keep many vaccines cold and potent. A refrigerator can save a life. Without […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesFrom heartbreak to hope: Argentina’s progress in maternal immunizationProtecting Kids: powerful stories of immunization from the field6 infographics: How the world is making malaria history ;

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