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The truth about unsafe abortion

Faustina Fynn-Nyame | Lancet Global Health Blog |  “There are just 500 days left to achieve the UN’s Millennium Development Goals. Established to drive global Read More

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What Does Gender Equality Mean for Health Workers—and for Health Systems?

What exactly does it mean to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment? Search these phrases on the web and the results are anything but straightforward. If you’re like me, you may even be grappling with the idea of “empowerment.”For health workers, empowerment often means supporting clients to reach their full health potential. You can explore these concepts further in the Global Health eLearning Center’s new online course, Gender and Health Systems Strengthening—a free how-to guide for promoting gender equality in global health interventions.A collaborative effort by several experts on gender, international development, and health systems strengthening, the course offers an overview of gender equality and women’s empowerment and delves into making these concepts a reality.Gender and the Health WorkforceAt IntraHealth International, advocating for the health workforce means examining how gender influences the way health workers are recruited and retained, the professional development opportunities available to them, and distribution of positions.Of course, promoting gender equality in health systems has numerous implications for health workers’ clients, as well.So where does gender come into play with data? Take health services: if clinics only operate during hours when women are typically working, then a huge portion of the population has been left without access to basic care

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Humanosphere: Ebola outbreak’s negative impact on maternal mortality

The Awful Ebola-Maternal Mortality Nexus…You don’t need ebola to die from it. Reporting from Monrovia, Jina Moore describes how fear of ebola and a broken health system are killing pregnant women. “Liberia has one of the highest rates of maternal death in the world. Giving birth here is always risky, even when you can count

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Are donors adequately funding faith groups for maximum impact in global health?

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David J. Olson | Global Health TV |Last November, at an event associated with the International Conference on Family Planning in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, I Read More


Kaiser Family Foundation Launches Interactive U.S. Global Health Budget Tracker

Kaiser Family Foundation: U.S. Global Health Budget Tracker This new, interactive, online tool lets users follow the global health budget from the president’s budget request through the appropriations process in Congress, as well as see trends over time. Data are provided for global health program areas (e.g., HIV, TB, family planning/reproductive health) by agency (e.g.,…More


Access To Contraception Controversial In Philippines Amid Growing Population

PBS NewsHour: Amid population explosion, birth control access roils the Philippines “In the Philippines, amid a population explosion and staggering birth rate, caused partly by limited access to contraception or family planning advice, NewsHour Special Correspondent Mark Litke follows mothers and newborns from one of the busiest maternity wards in the world to the overcrowded…More


The truth about unsafe abortion

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Faustina Fynn-Nyame | Lancet Global Health Blog |  “There are just 500 days left to achieve the UN’s Millennium Development Goals. Established to drive global Read More


What Does Gender Equality Mean for Health Workers—and for Health Systems?

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What exactly does it mean to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment? Search these phrases on the web and the results are anything but straightforward. If you’re like me, you may even be grappling with the idea of “empowerment.”For health workers, empowerment often means supporting clients to reach their full health potential. You can explore these concepts further in the Global Health eLearning Center’s new online course, Gender and Health Systems Strengthening—a free how-to guide for promoting gender equality in global health interventions.A collaborative effort by several experts on gender, international development, and health systems strengthening, the course offers an overview of gender equality and women’s empowerment and delves into making these concepts a reality.Gender and the Health WorkforceAt IntraHealth International, advocating for the health workforce means examining how gender influences the way health workers are recruited and retained, the professional development opportunities available to them, and distribution of positions.Of course, promoting gender equality in health systems has numerous implications for health workers’ clients, as well.So where does gender come into play with data? Take health services: if clinics only operate during hours when women are typically working, then a huge portion of the population has been left without access to basic care


USAID Working To Accelerate MDG Progress For Women, Children

Huffington Post: 500 Days Until the MDG Deadline: Accelerating Progress for Women and Children Ariel Pablos-Mendez, assistant administrator for global health at USAID “…USAID is working in support of Every Woman Every Child to end preventable child and maternal deaths by 2035. We have sought to accelerate progress toward the MDGs through this work. Thus,…More


Humanosphere: Ebola outbreak’s negative impact on maternal mortality

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The Awful Ebola-Maternal Mortality Nexus…You don’t need ebola to die from it. Reporting from Monrovia, Jina Moore describes how fear of ebola and a broken health system are killing pregnant women. “Liberia has one of the highest rates of maternal death in the world. Giving birth here is always risky, even when you can count


The High Fives Project: Designing Healthy Homes in Bangladesh

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By ARCHIVE Global  | Jaclyn Hersh | jh@archiveglobal.org |  New York, NY – ARCHIVE Global, the New York based nonprofit working around the world to combat Read More


The Role of Worms in Malnutrition

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; In impoverished communities worldwide, children and pregnant women are especially vulnerable to malnutrition, anemia, impaired cognitive and physical development, and pregnancy complications. As a result, they remain trapped in poverty, facing the socioeconomic consequences of decreased productivity and an inability to work or go to school because of their poor health. But the reason […]


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


Obstetric First Responders in Chiapas: innovative trainings by PACE-MD

We have been following PACE-MD with great interest. They focus on Obstetrical First Responders as the first link in the chain of survival in Mexico. We have long believed that the analogy to an EMT might be a better way to get beyond the long-standing disputes over what traditional birth attendants versus midwives versus others, including community health workers, can handle as far as maternal health emergencies. PACE-MD focuses on handling obstetric emergencies starting at the first contact with a health worker.


Amazing results in Northern Nigeria: Traffina Foundation

One of our recent customers was the Traffina Foundation. Like some other groups we so admire, this non-profit was entirely conceived of, developed and run by a female obstetrician from Nigeria. And the funds that finance the non-profit are largely raised from donations by Nigerians. Traffina has created an enhanced birth kit– the kind we wish we could have waved a wand and created ourselves.


Integrating family planning services into HIV care and treatment clinics in Tanzania:…

Background Many clients of HIV care and treatment services have unmet contraceptive needs.


Child malnutrition, growth, and development in global health – An interview with Dr. Barry Bogin

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Barry Bogin is a professor of biological anthropology at Loughborough University, U.K. He also is an investigator for The Maya Project, a blend of art and academic Read More


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