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Are NGOs missing the impact forest?

Impact truth lies in messy micro-nuances that determine whether target populations “vote” for interventions with their feet or wallets, argues guest blogger Michael Buckler of VillageX.

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“A reflexive, relentless interrogation of common sense”: Emily Yates-Doerr on anthropology, global health, and obesity

Emily Yates-Doerr is a Veni Laureate and assistant professor of Anthropology at the University of Amsterdam. She currently is studying a United Nations initiative to improve Read More

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Metrics, evidence, and RCTs in global health: An Interview with Vincanne Adams

Vincanne Adams, PhD, is Professor of Medical Anthropology and Vice Chair of the Department of Anthropology at UCSF. She is the author of numerous books Read More

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Global health boomerang? – The risk of treating past and present as prologue

One of the problems in measuring death and disability rates is it’s much more difficult to measure poverty’s role in all this. Arguably, the task of global health is to focus on the diseases of poverty as opposed to any and all disease – and to establish metrics for what’s actually do-able in addition to measuring death and disability. Forget about that new CT scanner. People are dying for lack of access to drugs, lack of food and water. Continue reading →

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Health Metrics Network and World Health Organization welcome birth…

Health Metrics Network and World Health Organization welcome birth registration resolutionHMN/WHO statement23 March 2012The Health Metrics Network (HMN) and WHO welcome adoption, yesterday, by the United Nations Human Rights Council of a resolution on birth registration.The resolution, entitled “Birth registration and the right of everyone to recognition everywhere as a person before the law”, seeks action for universal registration at birth of all individuals, in order to reduce the high number of individuals throughout the world who are not registered and may never be registered during their lifetime. HMN and WHO participated in consultations on the draft resolution and provided technical input.Registration of birth – critical to better healthWHO estimates that 40 million, or approximately one third of, births are not registered each year. Many barriers can prevent people from registering births including: poverty, social exclusion, remote geographical location, disability, discrimination and vulnerability, as well as a country’s laws, administration and infrastructure. It is critical that registration of a birth is followed by the issuance of an official birth certificate.“Recent emphasis and action on the long-neglected, but critical, issue of registering births, deaths and causes of death will lead to better health, equity and accountability,” says Dr Marie-Paule Kieny, Executive Secretary ad interim, HMN and WHO Assistant Director-General for Innovation, Information, Evidence and Research.

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True Innovation in ICT4D: Time to Apply Some Metrics

dont-believe-the-hype.jpg Stanford Social Innovation Review recently posted a “sponsored supplement” about mHealth .  Mostly the article lists a variety of the mHealth projects we’ve all heard about: Text to Change, Medic Mobile, TracNet, and also DataDyne’s own EpiSurveyor.  The point of the article was that we can and should identify the many innovations created in the developing world, and use them as models for innovation here in the US: read more

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