“The fact is an average of 91 cents of every dollar the Red Cross spends is invested in our humanitarian services and programs.” This is Read More
World Bank’s “Investing in Health”: What we learned about the Global Burden of Disease? Patricio V. Marquex, lead health specialist in the Health, Nutrition, and Population Global Practice at the World Bank, and Melanie Walker, senior adviser to the president and director of the World Bank Group’s Delivery Unit, discuss findings from the Institute of…More
The Guardian: Hurricane Matthew: Haiti needs vaccines to stop deadly cholera spreading Anita Zaidi, director of the enteric and diarrheal diseases program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Helen Matzger, senior program officer on the vaccine delivery team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…[T]hough six years have passed [since the Haiti…More
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Associated Press: Drones carrying medicines, blood face top challenge: Africa “…As drones quickly pick up momentum around the world in everything from military strikes to pizza delivery, Africa, the continent with some of the most entrenched humanitarian crises, hopes the technology will bring progress. … Those trying out drones for humanitarian uses in Africa warn…More
In November of this year (2016) I released a mini-poll entitled “Are you good at your (aid industry) job?” It was partially my own continued train of thought from this post: Represent. I wanted to see how others – you – see them/yourselves around this question of whether just anyone can do this humanitarian aid […]
Performance-based incentives (PBIs) have garnered global attention as a promising strategy to improve healthcare delivery to vulnerable populations.
Global health initiatives (GHIs) are implemented across a variety of geographies and cultures.
A new CDC study examining the first decade of HIV antiretroviral therapy (ART) scale-up in Mozambique revealed fewer people are dying from HIV in recent years, likely due to more patients starting treatment at earlier disease stages. The analysis also found that people who more recently began ART were less likely to remain engaged in HIV treatment and care over time. The analysis highlights participation in community ART support groups (CASGs), small groups of patients who support each other to remain on ART, as an effective strategy to significantly reduce loss to follow up. Full results of the study, the largest analysis of its kind focusing on a single country, were published in the October 2016 issue of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (JAIDS).