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.
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
Photo by Jon Lascher / Partners In HealthPIH nurses and mentors visit the staff of Gbloken Clinic in southeast Liberia on October 24, 2016. In southeast Liberia, a small Partners In Health team of nurse trainers has been driving to some of the most remote health clinics in the world. In trucks and on motorcycles they bounce for hours over rolling grassland, cross flooded rivers, and squeeze through cuts in massive fallen trees. The four-wheeling isn’t for fun.
Burkina Faso has made a number of health system policy decisions to improve performance on health indicators and strengthen responsiveness to health-related challenges.
STAT: Neglected tropical diseases are finally getting the attention they deserve Sue Desmond-Hellmann, CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…Although we are closer than ever to a world without [neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)], our work is not yet done. … [S]ignificant gaps remain in funding for both the delivery of existing drugs and…More
Huffington Post: Greater Transparency Called for in Global Health Security Jonathan D. Quick, senior fellow at Management Science for Health (MSH) “No More Epidemics is calling on all countries to publish their completed assessments of national capacities to prevent, detect, and respond to epidemic threats, known as the Joint External Evaluation (JEE). … Unless these…More
I am often called in to help when a technology project has gone awry. For example, once a partner organization gifted a network-attached storage server (NAS) to a local development organization to help them automatically backup their computers. They did a good technical installation, with all the right electrical wiring and computer configurations, but only provided brief, 1 day training to the local technical support person, whose primary role was laptop support. They were then surprised and dismayed a year later to discover the NAS sitting in a back room unplugged and unused. Why
Health policymakers in low- and middle-income countries continue to face difficulties in accessing and using research evidence for decision-making.