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Zika Emergency Puts Open Data Policies to the Test

The Zika outbreak comes at a time of ongoing advances in data sharing policy, including a new call by the Wellcome Trust for journals and research funders to support open sharing of Zika research.  PLOS

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NPR’s Goats And Soda Blog Cosponsors Contest For Untold Stories In Global Health : Goats and Soda : NPR

As a cosponsor of the contest, we’re asking you to propose stories that the media has overlooked. We’ll cover the winning entry in this blog. Read More

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Mexico SimSmoke: how changes in tobacco control policies would impact smoking prevalence and…

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Gates Foundation Names New K-12 Strategy Director

Read more here: Gates Foundation Names New K-12 Strategy Director


Health literacy in a population-based sample of adult men and women in a South Eastern European…

Background Health literacy (HL) may be an important determinant of health, but this concept is largely under-researched in Albania, a transitional country in the Western Balkans which is currently undergoing major political and socioeconomic changes.


Communication strategies to promote the uptake of childhood vaccination in Nigeria: a…

Background: Effective communication is a critical component in ensuring that children are fully vaccinated.


Health System Consolidation and Diabetes Care Performance at Ambulatory Clinics

Objective We addressed two questions regarding health system consolidation through the acquisition of ambulatory clinics: (1) Was increasing health system size associated with improved diabetes care performance and (2) Did the diabetes care performance of acquired clinics improve postacquisition?


A qualitative study of the role of workplace and interpersonal trust in shaping service quality…

Background: Human decisions, actions and relationships that invoke trust are at the core of functional and productive health systems.


The troubling comfort of aid work in Geneva

Working in developed countries like Switzerland can be pretty comfortable for development workers. But Peter Fremlin questions when too much comfort becomes dangerous. The post The troubling comfort of aid work in Geneva appeared first on WhyDev.


Much Of U.N. Humanitarian System Resistant To Reform Despite Calls For Change

The Guardian: ‘Outdated and resistant to change’: how can we fix the humanitarian system? “…This month’s report from the secretary general, published ahead of the World Humanitarian Summit in May, recognizes that the overall humanitarian system is ‘seen as outdated and resistant to change, fragmented and uncommitted to working collaboratively, and too dominated by the…More


Expanding Access To Reproductive Health Services Integral To Comprehensive Zika Response

Huffington Post: Accelerating Progress on Zika Through Better Family Planning Ward Cates, president emeritus; Kathleen Shears, senior science writer; and Rose Wilche, director of research utilization, all at FHI 360 “…The spread of Zika in the Americas adds urgency to the need to help all women — and their male partners — avoid unintended pregnancies.…More


Health Affairs Studies Explore Return On Investment, Financing Of Vaccines

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Vaccines: The Best Shot for Children and Economies Logan Brenzel, senior program officer on the vaccine delivery team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, discusses the February issue of Health Affairs, which explores the return on investment, costs, and financing of immunizations (2/9).


What’s wrong with how we do impact evaluation?

In a recent 3ie working paper, Neil Shah, Paul Wang, Andrew Fraker and Daniel Gastfriend of IDinsight, make a case for what they call decision focused impact evaluation.   What, you may ask is a decision focused impact evaluation?   Shah and co.


Zika Emergency Puts Open Data Policies to the Test

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The Zika outbreak comes at a time of ongoing advances in data sharing policy, including a new call by the Wellcome Trust for journals and research funders to support open sharing of Zika research.  PLOS


Brexit: a confused concept that threatens public health

See original article:   Brexit: a confused concept that threatens public health


Clinically meaningful changes in functional performance resulting from self-directed…

To examine the clinical meaningfulness of changes observed in functional performance from two self-directed interventions targeting adults with arthritis.


Decentralization and decision space in the health sector: a case study from Karnataka, India

Various attempts have been made in India with respect to decentralization, most significantly the 73rd Amendment to the Constitution of India (1993) which provided the necessary legal framework for decentralization to take place.


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