Q&A with Rob Tinworth, director of The Life Equation

Q&A with Rob Tinworth, director of The Life Equation The Life Equation is a documentary about a impossible choices. When José meets Crecencia Buch, a Read More

The burden of the gift of aid

The splendor of Lake Atitlán is unreal. No water should be so blue, no sky so clear, no hills so lush. The lake is a Read More

One Man’s Death Points to Shortcomings in Morocco’s Mental Health Infrastructure

By Molly Mulroy  This article was produced in conjunction with an SIT Study Abroad program in Morocco and Round Earth Media, a nonprofit Read More


Impact evaluation of free delivery care on maternal health service utilisation and neonatal…

AbstractNepal introduced free delivery services for births in public facilities in 2005 in 25 districts with the intervention initially restricted to women with less than two living children and/or women with obstetric complications.

Improving health systems performance in low- and middle-income countries: a system dynamics…

AbstractSystem dynamics methods were used to explore effective implementation pathways for improving health systems performance through pay-for-performance (P4P) schemes.

Partnerships, Integrating Health Programs Into National Services, Policy Critical To Achieving…

Devex: Opinion: Universal health coverage and the power of partnerships Ann Aerts, head of the Novartis Foundation “…Access to adequate health care should be universal, no matter where you live or what your income. … [H]ow do we achieve a more inclusive global health system? We must reassess our ideas of health care delivery and…More

India’s Central Government Should Invest In Strengthening Public Health Service Delivery

Livemint: A jobs scheme to improve public health Monica Das Gupta, research professor at the University of Maryland, College Park “…Health services in India have prioritized medical services, neglecting public health services that seek to reduce the population’s exposure to disease. … Reducing exposure to communicable diseases is of the highest priority in public health…More

Costing essential services package provided by a non-governmental organization network in…

AbstractThe health profile of Bangladesh has improved remarkably, yet gaps in delivering quality health care remain.

More Programs Using Drones For Health Care Delivery Begin In African Nations

Mail & Guardian: Are drones taking off as the future of African health care? “…In theory, it’s obvious that drones have the potential to revolutionize health care delivery across Africa. But in practice, the idea still needs to be tested, trialled, and tailored to local environments. Zipline in Rwanda is just one case study in…More

Barriers and enablers of kangaroo mother care implementation from a health systems perspective:…

AbstractKangaroo Mother Care (KMC) is an evidence-based intervention that reduces neonatal morbidity and mortality.

Better Blogging Through Podcasts: Announcing RadioPublic Embeds

We love podcasts: they’re like the blogging version of radio, a medium anyone can jump into and use to share their story. They introduce us to new voices and give us glimpses into new perspectives… and they pair perfectly with blogs and websites, where they can add more texture and …

Should I stay or should I go?: consistency and switching of delivery locations among new…

AbstractThe objective of this article is to assess the extent and determinants of switching delivery location between women’s first and second deliveries.

Health Systems Strengthening, Improving Treatment Access, Health Service Delivery Essential To…

Washington Post: We can cure hepatitis C. But we’re now making the same mistake we did with AIDS. Neil Gupta, instructor at Harvard Medical School and clinical director at Partners in Health, and Paul Farmer, professor at Harvard University, infectious disease physician at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and co-founder of Partners in Health “…How…More

Warring Sides In Yemen Pledge To Allow Aid Delivery; UNICEF Executive Director Calls For End Of…

Associated Press: AP Interview: Yemen factions said to have pledged easing aid “Warring sides in Yemen’s civil war promised visiting U.N. agency chiefs to clear obstacles to aid delivery in a nation where cholera is spreading rapidly and hundreds of thousands of children are severely malnourished, the head of the U.N. child welfare agency said…More

Global Community Must Continue To Invest In Vaccines, Strengthen Immunization Systems

Devex: Opinion: Vaccination rates are high — but they’re not high enough Orin Levine, director of vaccine delivery at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Mike Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy “…Here’s what we see in this year’s [WHO/UNICEF report on global immunization coverage]: overall high but stagnating…More

CDC Continues To Work With Global Partners To Eliminate Hepatitis B

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: Vaccination remains the most cost-effective strategy to get on track with hepatitis B elimination in resource-limited settings Rania Tohme, team lead at the CDC’s Global Immunization Division, discusses global efforts to address hepatitis B and the challenges facing vaccine accessibility and delivery in resource-limited settings. “At the moment, the most cost-effective…More

Vaccination remains the most cost-effective strategy to get on track with hepatitis B…

Midwife providing the 5-in-1 pentavalent vaccine (diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis [DTP], hepatitis B, and Haemophilus influenzae type b) during a routine vaccination session in Myanmar Dr. Rania Tohme, Team Lead, Global Immunization Division, CDC In the 1990s, the Western Pacific Region had one of the highest prevalence rates of chronic hepatitis B infection in the world (>8%). As a result, in 2005, it was the first World Health Organization (WHO) Region to adopt a hepatitis B control goal through vaccination. With the financial support of GAVI (the Vaccine Alliance), countries in the region introduced hepatitis B vaccine into routine immunization, starting with a birth dose followed by 2-3 additional doses.

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