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Global Community Should Invest In Midwives

Project Syndicate: Midwives Deliver Lives Jakaya Kikwete, former president of Tanzania and member of the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity, and Toyin Saraki, founder and president of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa “…Worldwide, 350,000 more midwives are needed to bridge the gap between the health-care haves and have-nots. ……

Rwanda Must Continue To Strengthen Health System With Decreasing Reliance On Global Fund

New Times: How to leverage partners’ money in strengthening a country’s health system Yvan Butera, general practitioner at the Rwanda Military Hospital “…Rwanda’s visionary approach to the use of Global Fund money for strengthening its health system has been effective in meeting health-related development targets and allows the government to…

More Political Will, Investment Needed To Support Midwife Training, Regulation

Devex: Opinion: Invest in midwives to improve global health Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, former president of the United Republic of Tanzania, and Toyin Ojora-Saraki, founder of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa “…[I]f all women gave birth with a midwife in a facility capable of providing basic emergency care, it is estimated that…

Global Fund Continues To Support Global Health Innovations To Curb HIV, TB, Malaria Epidemics

Friends of the Global Fight Blog: Innovations Helping Global Fund Curb Epidemics John McMannis, communications manager at Friends of the Global Fight, discusses several Global Fund-supported innovations in global health, including a mobile app that aims to assist community outreach workers; a pharmacy dispensing unit that provides antiretroviral drugs to…

Lancet Series Examines Health In Humanitarian Crises

The Lancet: Health in Humanitarian Crises “Large-scale humanitarian crises are ongoing in Syria, Afghanistan, Central African Republic, DR Congo, Iraq, Libya, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen, among others. This Lancet Series of four papers and accompanying Comments assesses the evidence base for health interventions in humanitarian crises and finds…

CSIS Blog Posts Highlight Informal Health Worker Training, TB Treatment Programs In India

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Smart Global Health”: Training the Informal Health Workforce in India Richard Downie, deputy director and fellow of the Africa Program at CSIS, discusses a program in India that trains informal health care providers in an effort to address health worker shortages in rural areas,…

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