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WHO To Strengthen Partnership With Romania To Improve TB Services

WHO/Europe: WHO to cooperate more closely with Romania on improving TB services “WHO/Europe will strengthen its partnership with Romania to improve the quality and delivery of tuberculosis (TB) services, turn the tide against drug-resistant TB, and accelerate the implementation of structural health system reforms in the country. These were the…

For-Profit Companies Impart Lessons About Global Health Supply Chains

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Supply Chains for Global Health David Sarley, senior program officer at the Gates Foundation, discusses lessons that three Seattle-area companies — Starbucks, Microsoft, and Trident Seafood — can provide to improve public health supply chains (10/21).

Health Systems In U.S., Africa, Asia Prepare To Diagnose, Care For Ebola Patients

News outlets report on how hospitals in the U.S., Africa, and Asia are preparing to respond to Ebola. Agence France-Presse: Poor health systems in Asia cause for Ebola alarm “The longer the Ebola outbreak rages in West Africa, the greater chance a traveler infected with the virus touches down in…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss Issues Related To Ebola Epidemic

The Lancet: The medium and the message of Ebola Editorial Board “…Social media during a health crisis has the potential to bring experts together in a transparent and democratic forum with global participation to generate a mass of new and potentially helpful ideas. Scaling up the positive and constructive discussion…

1 in 7 Pregnant Women In West Africa Risk Dying In Childbirth, Charities Say

News outlets report on assertions from the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) that one in seven pregnant women in Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa could die due to overwhelmed hospitals and health workers’ fear of contracting the disease. The Guardian: One in seven pregnant women could die in Ebola-hit countries, say…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of Ebola Epidemic

Huffington Post: What Would It Really Take to Halt Ebola and Prevent Future Epidemics? Cheryl Healton, dean of global public health at New York University and director of the NYU Global Institute of Public Health, and Christopher Dickey, clinical associate professor at the institute “…The Ebola crisis, and future epidemics,…

Amref Health Africa, WHO Begin First African Health Conference

Africa Science News: Experts meet in Nairobi for the first African Health Conference “Amref Health Africa and the World Health Organization (WHO) [on Monday] initiated the three-day international health conference focused on how Africa can influence the global health agenda with the aim of improving health care on the continent…”…

World’s Health Issues Span Wide Spectrum, Not Just Diseases

International Monetary Fund: Global Health Problems Span a Wide Spectrum James Rowe of the IMF discusses the December issue of the IMF’s Finance and Development magazine, which “examines a panoply of global health concerns — among them the growing importance of regional and local governments in health care delivery, the…

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