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Research Training in Limited-Resource Settings: A Call for Equitable Partnerships

Dr. Jim Kim, the president of the World Bank and one of the founders of Partners in Health, recently gave a talk about changing the Read More

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The MRI evidence in favor of cash transfers

On July 15th, 2016, Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank and co-founder of the non-governmental organization Partners in Health, presented striking evidence Read More

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Pediatric Critical Care in Botswana

Botswana is a small, landlocked country in Southern Africa that is widely considered a development success story. Although the country is hailed for its impressive Read More

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Research Training in Limited-Resource Settings: A Call for Equitable Partnerships

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Dr. Jim Kim, the president of the World Bank and one of the founders of Partners in Health, recently gave a talk about changing the Read More


The MRI evidence in favor of cash transfers

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On July 15th, 2016, Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank and co-founder of the non-governmental organization Partners in Health, presented striking evidence Read More


Lessons Learned from Scaling up HIV Treatment in Mozambique

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).


New Center to Reinforce Battle against TB in Peru

Photos by William Castro Rodríguez / Partners In HealthDr. Leonid Lecca, executive director of PIH in Peru, discusses plans for the new Center for Global Health Delivery to be built on the outskirts of Lima. Partners In Health laid the first stone yesterday for the Center for Global Health Delivery, a three-story facility on the northern outskirts of Lima, Peru, that will be a hub for treating patients with multidrug- and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (or MDR- and XDR-TB). The center, which may be complete by the end of 2017, will also serve as a training site for health professionals interested in learning the nuances of TB care, as well as a research base for infectious disease experts. The first floor will house exam rooms and a state-of-the-art laboratory, and the second will house rooms for patients who require hospitalization


News in the Humanosphere: U.S. lifts economic sanctions on two developing countries

Myanmar… The White House issued the announcement during a visit with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s leader, whose victory in democratic elections last year was viewed by the Obama administration as a triumph in the president’s strategy of engaging with countries the United States had long shunned. “Recognizing the progress toward democratic transition that


Health Benefits In 2016: Family Premiums Rose Modestly, And Offer Rates Remained Stable [Web…

The annual Kaiser Family Foundation/Health Research and Educational Trust Employer Health Benefits Survey found that in 2016, average annual premiums (employer and worker contributions combined) were $6,435 for single coverage and $18,142 for family coverage.


India’s aggressive solar plan is achievable, moral and good business, investor says

India has set an ambitious target of installing 175 gigawatts of clean energy by 2022, and in the two years since that 2014 announcement, all signs point to a country serious about reaching that goal. Of the total 175 GW India aspires to achieve, the majority – 100 GW – would be solar energy. In comparison, the world’s total solar power capacity at


Second meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005)…

The second meeting of the Emergency Committee (EC) regarding yellow fever was convened by the Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR 2005) by teleconference on 31 August 2016, from 13:00 to 17:30 Central European Time.


Congress took a break; infectious diseases didn’t

Categories: U.S. Policy and FundingFindings show added Zika impacts, need for continued attention to Ebola Like a television series that ended the previous season with a cliffhanger, the U.S. Congress this week will pick up exactly where action froze in the early summer with a still unanswered February White House request for emergency Zika funding. But unlike the action […](Read more…)


3 Lessons Learned Deploying eHealth Solutions for Nigerian Health Systems

The Federal Ministry of Health has identified several key challenges for the healthcare system in Nigeria to ensure the availability of life-saving commodities and meet national supply chain reliability goals, including: Incomplete and inadequate data on commodity turnover at Public Health Centers, Late drug and medical supply deliveries to health facilities, Substantial degrees of stockouts in local stores. For example, in 2014, some Kano local stores experienced stockouts (exhaustion of vaccines) of one or more antigens and devices 90% of the time. The stockouts substantially reduced Nigeria’s ability to meet immunization goals and illustrated the challenges facing Nigeria’s healthcare infrastructure. In order to overcome these challenges, the Federal Ministry of Health wanted to have consistently sufficient stocks of vaccines and devices on hand. Additionally, a separate key goal was to have real-time stock data management in order to provide rapid response to shortages.


Expanding HIV testing and counselling into communities: Feasibility, acceptability, and effects…

Improving HIV testing and counselling (HTC) requires a range of strategies.


The value of spatial analysis for tracking supply for family planning: the case of Kinshasa,…

While geographic information systems (GIS) are frequently used to research accessibility issues for healthcare services around the world, sophisticated spatial analysis protocols and outputs often prove inappropriate and unsustainable to support evidence-based programme strategies in resource-constrained environments.


A qualitative exploration of health workers and clients perceptions of barriers to completing…

Antenatal care (ANC) remains an important contact point on the continuum of care for mothers and children in low- and middle-income countries.


Rousseff warns Brazil’s Senate that impeachment could drag millions back into poverty

Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff delivered what could have been her last speech as president on Monday, appearing before the Senate to defend herself in an impeachment trial to remove her from office this week. In her passionate speech, Rousseff calmly denied any charges of breaking budgetary rules. She also warned senators that a future conservative government


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