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The burden of the gift of aid

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

One Man’s Death Points to Shortcomings in Morocco’s Mental Health Infrastructure

By Molly Mulroy  This article was produced in conjunction with an SIT Study Abroad program http://studyabroad.sit.edu/programs/semester/spring-2017/moj/ in Morocco and Round Earth Media, www.RoundEarthMedia.org a nonprofit Read More

Photo by / Zacharias Abubeker for UGHE

Mexican Doctor Studies at PIH University in Rwanda

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.

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The burden of the gift of aid

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


Innovative Staff Training, Continuous Learning Critical To Improving Vaccine Delivery, Child…

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


Medicaid’s lasting impressions: Population health and insurance at birth

Publication date: March 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 177 Author(s): Heeju Sohn This article examines lasting mortality improvements associated with availability of Medicaid at time and place of birth.


Improving Care at the Most Remote Clinics in Liberia

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.


Analysis of the policymaking process in Burkina Faso’s health sector: case studies of the…

Burkina Faso has made a number of health system policy decisions to improve performance on health indicators and strengthen responsiveness to health-related challenges.


Investments In Efforts To Address NTDs ‘Well Worth Making’

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


Data Transparency, Accountability ‘Vital’ To Addressing Global Health Threats

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


4 Requirements for Technology Project Sustainability

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


Knowledge and power in policy-making for child survival in Niger

Publication date: March 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 177 Author(s): Sarah L.


One Man’s Death Points to Shortcomings in Morocco’s Mental Health Infrastructure

By Molly Mulroy  This article was produced in conjunction with an SIT Study Abroad program http://studyabroad.sit.edu/programs/semester/spring-2017/moj/ in Morocco and Round Earth Media, www.RoundEarthMedia.org a nonprofit Read More


Assessing the impoverishing effects, and factors associated with the incidence of catastrophic…

Monitoring the incidence and intensity of catastrophic health expenditure, as well as the impoverishing effects of out of pocket costs to access healthcare, is a key part of benchmarking Kenya’s progress towar…


Identifying and characterising health policy and system-relevant documents in Uganda: a scoping…

Health policymakers in low- and middle-income countries continue to face difficulties in accessing and using research evidence for decision-making.


WHO Executive Board Discusses Global Polio Post-Eradication Transition Plan

Devex: WHO board discusses polio eradication endgame “Polio eradication and antimicrobial resistance were among the biggest issues at the World Health Organization’s weeklong executive board meetings, which concluded on Tuesday. … The board called for the director general to compile a thorough report ahead of the World Health Assembly in May, detailing any challenges and…More


Mexican Doctor Studies at PIH University in Rwanda

Photo by / Zacharias Abubeker for UGHE

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.


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