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A Quiet Crisis: Reproductive Health Among Displaced Syrians

Every day, almost 500 women die during pregnancy or childbirth in humanitarian settings. Additionally, nearly sixty percent of preventable maternal deaths take place in regions Read More

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The God of empty spaces: Thoughts on religion and civil society in neoliberal Guatemala

The other day I visited Lydia, a 56-year-old Maya woman who lives with her family in the highlands of Guatemala and has for many years Read More

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Reproductive Health in Madagascar

I vividly remember the beginning of my trip to Madagascar to perform reproductive health research. At the end of providing an update to my mentor Read More

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U.S. Should Devote More Global Health Funds To Goods Rather Than Service Delivery

Washington Post: How the U.S. should change its approach to global health Lawrence H. Summers, Charles W. Eliot university professor at Harvard “…We are in uncharted territory.


A Quiet Crisis: Reproductive Health Among Displaced Syrians

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Every day, almost 500 women die during pregnancy or childbirth in humanitarian settings. Additionally, nearly sixty percent of preventable maternal deaths take place in regions Read More


Funding For Family Planning Services Helps To Improve Access To Other Health Care For Women,…

News Deeply: Family Planning Provides Backbone for Health Care Delivery in a Crisis Aileen Gleizer, policy manager at Marie Stopes International “…Family planning is critical for preventing unintended pregnancies, maternal and infant deaths, and unsafe abortions. Funding for international family planning enables the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA),…More


The XX Solution

Photo by Rebecca E. Rollins / Partners In HealthMasentebale Letima, 23, (left) and other expectant mothers pass the time in the shade of the maternal waiting home in Nkau, Lesotho, in March. Help a poor woman stay in school, a recent study found, and her children are more likely to survive. Help a mother earn a couple extra dollars, and her kids will get a better education. Give a woman a loan and she is more likely than a man to repay it


The God of empty spaces: Thoughts on religion and civil society in neoliberal Guatemala

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The other day I visited Lydia, a 56-year-old Maya woman who lives with her family in the highlands of Guatemala and has for many years Read More


Delivering new traditions for greater health

Editor’s note: A wide-reaching PATH project in Western Kenya is having a profound effect on the lives of children and adults by tackling a complicated web of health issues. Meet some of the individuals benefiting from APHIAplus Western, short for AIDS, Population, and Health Integrated Assistance Zone 1. Evaline Awuor’s labor began at night. By […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesA life saved while planning for the unexpectedHIV positive and living positivelyThe essential fight for positive change ;


White House issues executive order formalizing agency roles in Global Health Security Agenda

Categories: U.S. Policy and Funding“No single nation can be prepared if other nations remain unprepared to counter biological threats . . .” Executive Order Advancing the Global Health Security Agenda to Achieve a World Safe and Secure from Infectious Disease Threats, Nov. 4, 2016 Guided and monitored by a council of high-level representatives of at least a dozen U.S. […](Read more…)


Petition asks BRICS to triple TB R&D funding

Categories: TBTags: Aaron Motsoaledi, Brazil, BRICS, China, India, Russia, South Africa, TAGGlobal tuberculosis treatment advocates and activists are asking leaders of the five countries that are home to almost half of all tuberculosis illnesses and deaths to triple their funding for research and development of new medicines and technologies to prevent, diagnose, and treat the leading infectious disease killer worldwide, on a petition that will be […](Read more…)


A life saved while planning for the unexpected

Editor’s note: A wide-reaching PATH project in Western Kenya is having a profound effect on the lives of children and adults by tackling a complicated web of health issues. Meet some of the individuals benefiting from APHIAplus Western, short for AIDS, Population, and Health Integrated Assistance Zone 1. Everlyne Nyasuguta Aben had no reason to […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesDelivering new traditions for greater healthHIV positive and living positivelyThe essential fight for positive change ;


Global health science, funding, policy and the 2016 election . . . We’re reading some of the…

Categories: UncategorizedThe Lancet: U.S. Election 2016 – While much of this Lancet issue focuses on domestic issues, from the Affordable Care Act to the impacts of economic opportunity on well being, it provides a comprehensive overall look at candidates’ approaches to health and health care access, and includes an article by Washington correspondent Susan Jaffe on […](Read more…)


Indicators measure progress towards providing family planning services at HIV clinics

Categories: U.S. Policy and FundingThe following is a guest post by Mary Freyder, MPH of Community Health and Behavioral Health Department, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine The HIV epidemic disproportionately affects women of reproductive age, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, where nearly 60 percent of people living with HIV are women. In support of the global 90-90-90 targets, […](Read more…)


Oxygen is a matter of life and breath

Watch this video to see why oxygen therapy could make the difference between life and death, especially for the most vulnerable—newborns, children, and mothers during childbirth. Health advisors, practitioners, and partners: be an advocate and elevate oxygen as a priority intervention and lifesaving treatment to country decision-makers. Video: PATH. Oxygen is one of the most […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesA life saved while planning for the unexpectedTesting moms to stop syphilis in newbornsThe race to immunize a country—and a little girl named Precious ;


Campaigning for Change: Lessons of History. Top new book, free to download

I’ve blogged a couple of times on a fascinating project run by Friends of the Earth and the History and Policy network to bring historians of past campaigns and modern day campaigners together to discuss the lessons of history. The resulting 174 page book is now out and I highly recommend it. The discussion was part of FoE’s Big Ideas Change the World project (why …


Open Deliver: A Process for Managing Educational Digital Content

At its most fundamental level, the role of mobile technology within health systems should be to improve access to and sharing of valid health information. There is a real opportunity to exploit existing technological capability to provide equitable access to content that, if adapted for each context, could provide a complete educational foundation for a country’s frontline health workforce. Yet rather than designing a suitable system for delivery of digital content, we’ve let the mHealth ecosystem emerge by chance through independent procurements, mostly at the program level, often resulting in fragmented, duplicated – but disconnected – unsustainable systems. The few exceptions involve the use of voice or text requiring fees related to connectivity.


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