The splendor of Lake Atitlán is unreal. No water should be so blue, no sky so clear, no hills so lush. The lake is a Read More
Photo by / Zacharias Abubeker for UGHEDr. Kurt Figueroa (right) and Nurse Sebishyimbo François (left) see patients for their oncology consultations at Butaro District Hospital in Rwanda. Dr. Kurt Figueroa is a student at the University of Global Health Equity, a Partners In Health institution that launched in 2015 and trains health professionals in Rwanda how to manage the challenges of providing health care in poor places.
Huffington Post: Achieving a Polio-Free World Anne Schuchat, acting director of the CDC and acting administrator at the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) “…[U]ntil polio is gone everywhere in the world, the risk of new outbreaks persists. To accomplish this goal, we must continue working together to improve immunization delivery and vaccinate…More
Nurses play a pivotal role in determining the efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability of health care systems.
WHO: The neglected tropical diseases: a rags-to-riches story The next chapter in the WHO’s “Ten years in public health 2007-2017” report focuses on neglected tropical diseases. “Since 2007, WHO has helped streamline delivery of donated drugs. In the London Declaration of 2012, leading pharmaceutical companies agreed to billions of dollars’ worth of drug donations through…More
The Lancet Global Health: Community health workers: emerging from the shadows? Editorial Board “…[Community health workers (CHWs)] are desperately needed globally because existing health services do not meet health needs, yet despite decades of being used at the front-lines, they often still stand in a grey area at the fringes of the health system, undefined…More
Associated Press: U.S. senators say food aid constraints delay help amid famine “As President Donald Trump seeks to cut foreign aid under the slogan of ‘America First,’ two U.S. senators are proposing making American food assistance more efficient after meeting with victims of South Sudan’s famine and civil war. Following a visit to the world’s…More
Tuberculosis, a disease with history In the 1990s, following the collapse of the Soviet Union, Ukraine experienced serious medication delivery delays. For patients with tuberculosis (TB), the lack of medications resulted in incomplete drug regimens and poor treatment practices. Although the drug supply problem resolved over time, a new challenge arose: Ukraine became one of […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesWaking from sleeping sickness in the DRCLes leçons de la ligne de frontUp to the challenge: a doctor’s story of sacrifice and healing ;
Intense drought can devastate a country. Severe flooding can be catastrophic. Dealing with both at the same time? That’s just another day for too many countries around the world that struggle to accurately predict weather- and climate-related disasters while simultaneously dealing with their effects. Last week’s World Meteorological Day recognized the benefits of accurate forecasting and improved delivery of hydromet services for the safety of lives and economies
Thomson Reuters Foundation: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights is key to achieving the SDGs Mette Knudsen, Denmark’s ambassador to Kenya, and Siddharth Chatterjee, United Nations resident coordinator to Kenya “…[To] maintain [the momentum of progress toward a decline of the maternal mortality and childhood death ratios in Kenya, the country] needs to urgently address…More
WHO rejects erroneous and fabricated reports published on Friday 17 March 2017 in some online media claiming that a spokesperson from the organization made a statement regarding “counterfeit medication donated to Iraq.”
Photo by Francisco Pablo Francisco / Partners In HealthFamilies arrive with cardboard boxes to carry home their new flocks in Laguna del Cofre, Chiapas. Mud-splattered pickups were parked alongside a dirt road in Laguna del Cofre, Chiapas, a small town hugging the Sierra Madres in southern Mexico. Nearby, a group of women and curious children stood holding cardboard boxes. It was a cloudy morning two days after Christmas, and they were receiving a long-awaited gift. It wasn’t toys or clothes, nor candy canes or other sweets, but a package of 10 hens and a rooster.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Teach to Reach: A Story of Immunization Training Molly Abbruzzese, senior program officer on the vaccine delivery and Ethiopia health teams at the Gates Foundation, and Amanda Shortell, associate program officer on the vaccine delivery team at the Gates Foundation, discuss the importance of training and fostering continuous…More