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The Disruption of the “See-And-Treat” Paradigm: Cervical Cancer Prevention in LMICs

In recent years in global health, visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA), or “the vinegar test,” has widely been heralded as a simple and cost-effective cervical Read More

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“Africa, With U.S. Help, Graduates More Doctors” @NYTimes

I’m happy to see the work of the Medical Education Partnership Initiative making into the mainstream media, as a series of articles on their 4-year work is Read More

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Regaining trust: an essential prerequisite for controlling the Ebola outbreak

Francis Omaswa | The Lancet Global Health Blog | “The Ebola outbreak afflicting a number of west African countries has become a real African and global Read More

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Continuing professional development training needs of medical laboratory personnel in Botswana

Background: Laboratory professionals are expected to maintain their knowledge on the most recent advances in laboratory testing and continuing professional development (CPD) programs can address this expectation.


The Disruption of the “See-And-Treat” Paradigm: Cervical Cancer Prevention in LMICs

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In recent years in global health, visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA), or “the vinegar test,” has widely been heralded as a simple and cost-effective cervical Read More


“Africa, With U.S. Help, Graduates More Doctors” @NYTimes

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I’m happy to see the work of the Medical Education Partnership Initiative making into the mainstream media, as a series of articles on their 4-year work is Read More


Economic Crisis In Zimbabwe ‘Severely Affecting’ Country’s Health System

IRIN: Zimbabwe’s health system in crisis “Zimbabwe’s deepening economic crisis is severely affecting the government’s ability to fund public health delivery and restricting poor people’s access to health care, economists, government officials, and health experts agree…” (8/11).


Regaining trust: an essential prerequisite for controlling the Ebola outbreak

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Francis Omaswa | The Lancet Global Health Blog | “The Ebola outbreak afflicting a number of west African countries has become a real African and global Read More


Knowledgeable antenatal care as a pathway to skilled delivery: modelling the interactions…

The link between antenatal care (ANC) and facility delivery is a specific example of the effect of early medical contacts on later use of essential services.


Using quality improvement methods to test and scale up a new national policy on early…

Introduction The first week of life presents the greatest risk of dying for a young infant.


Mobile clinic services to serve rural populations in Katsina State, Nigeria: perceptions of…

Introduction Topographical, cultural, socio-economic and developmental factors combine to create significant barriers to health services delivery in areas of Northern Nigeria, resulting in poor health outcomes in states such as Katsina.


U.N. Top Humanitarian Official Calls For Changes In Relief Delivery

Associated Press: U.N. humanitarian chief calls for aid revamp “The U.N.’s top humanitarian official called Thursday for major changes in the delivery of relief, as funding falls short because of a growing number of conflicts and disasters…” (7/23).


U.N. Scales Up Humanitarian Aid Drops By Air Amid Multiple Refugee Crises

News outlets report on the refugee crises in South Sudan, Lebanon, Syria, and Central African Republic, noting the U.N. is stepping up air delivery of humanitarian assistance. Christian Science Monitor: U.N. refugees in S.


U.N. Security Council Votes To Back Aid Delivery In Syria Despite Government Objections

News outlets report on the U.N. Security Council’s decision to back aid delivery in all parts of Syria despite objections from the government. New York Times: U.N. Council, in Unanimous Vote, Backs Aid Delivery to Syrians in Rebel Areas “Despite objections by Syria’s government, the United Nations Security Council voted 15 to 0 on Monday…More


U.N. Set To Address Aid Delivery In Syria, Asks Europe To Help More Refugees

News outlets report on the ongoing crisis in Syria, where aid delivery is hampered by fighting. New York Times: Bid to Deliver Aid to Syria May Set Stage for a U.N. Clash “The United Nations Security Council was potentially headed for a showdown on Monday over getting food and medicine to millions of needy Syrians…”…More


Child mortality worldwide is down, but it’s not always clear why

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Somali mother cradles her malnourished, ill child UN Child mortality is widely recognized as an indicator of a community’s overall health, with reductions in child deaths often cited as evidence of the impact of a particular intervention. Two high-profile events in Washington, DC, and Johannesburg, South Africa recently celebrated the progress made worldwide in reducing maternal … Continue reading →


Relationship between professional antenatal care and facility delivery: an assessment of…

The determinants of maternal and child health have been the recurrent topics of study in developing countries.


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