I am wrapping up my thesis research (finally!), which focuses on the mapping of health facilities in crisis settings. Over the past 3 years, I…
Read the articles In the editorials of this special theme issue on e-health, Najeeb Al-Shorbaji & Antoine Geissbuhler (322) discuss how to establish an evidence…
As we race toward the 7-billion planetary population mark (estimated to be reached on Halloween), there are plenty of stories about reaching this milestone. For a visual look at where we’re at, and where we’re headed, take a look at this interactive map The Guardian has reproduced using United Nations’ population data. Go to link; … Continue reading →
A month in, more or less, and we’re now to the point in the Typhoon Haiyan response when the initial surges of various kinds are over. Fundraising has slowed. Major donors like OFDA and the EC have mostly spent what they have to spend. The initial relief effort—certainly the majority of what anyone could honestly […]
“Malaria researchers believe that better coordination and new technologies, such as the use of vaccines and sophisticated disease mapping, can inject new life into the ambitious goal of eradicating the deadly illness,” AllAfrica reports in an article discussing the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “plan to synchronize the efforts of the malaria community worldwide towards…More
There is so much momentum on maternal and newborn health commodities. Today we pause to take a look at some of the most important work initiated by the United Nations initiative, Every Woman, Every Child (EWEC). Three important drugs make all the difference in the management of the major killers of women in childbirth. Quality oxytocin and misoprostol address postpartum hemorrhage, while magnesium sulfate addresses eclampsia.
Noting Ethiopia “recently launched its national master plan (2013-2015) for neglected tropical diseases,” Kebede Deribe, a research training fellow at the Wellcome Trust, writes in The Guardian’s “Global Development Professionals Network” blog about the importance of mapping cases of the “two principal causes of elephantiasis, or lymphedema”: lymphatic filariasis (LF) and podoconiosis. “A new initiative…More
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Dear “HSSR” Readers, With some delay here it comes another issue of the “Health Systems Selected Readings”. This time we have a critical comment by our colleague Karen Pesse from PUCE on “promoting participation in rights-based approaches to health”. I summarized articles on health systems support vs strengthening, public health systems analysis, mobile health (mHealth) innovations, and performance based financing as health system reform. I’d like to thank Kristof Decoster for his suggestions, Karen for her review, and Ildikó Bokros for putting this newsletter on line. I wish you all a good and stimulating reading! Valéria Alicia Ely Yamin (2009) Suffering and Powerlessness: The Significance of Promoting Participation in Rights-Based Approaches to Health Health and Human Rights Vol