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Syrian Regime’s Offensive In Ghouta Targets Medical Rescuers

Wall Street Journal: Syrian Rescuers Pay a Tragic Price “The Syrian regime’s relentless assault on the rebel-held area of Eastern Ghouta outside Damascus has spared little, targeting not only hospitals and markets, but also medical rescuers and their families. Residents and medical workers describe the offensive, backed by Russian airstrikes,…

New Issue Of NIH Fogarty International Center’s ‘Global Health Matters’ Newsletter Available Online

NIH Fogarty International Center: Global Health Matters The most recent issue of the Fogarty International Center’s newsletter contains various articles addressing global health issues, including a call for “applications for projects in eight African countries in the next phase of [the center’s] efforts to advance research capacity and strengthen the…

The Lancet Discusses Germany’s Role In Global Health

The Lancet: Germany’s contribution to global health Mathias B. Bonk, founder and global health consultant and scientific writer at Think Global Health; Ole Döring, faculty at the Institute of Philosophy at Freie Universität Berlin; and Timo Ulrichs, Akkon University for Human Sciences “Four years after the adoption of Germany’s first…

Devex Interviews Seed Global Health CEO About Health Worker Capacity Building

Devex: Q&A: Kerry says community health worker model “cannot be done in isolation” “Community health workers are seen by many, including donors, as a cost-effective solution to the problem of the global shortage of health care professionals. But depending so heavily on community health workers, without prioritizing investments toward training…

PAHO, WHO Launch Study Surveying Migration Trends Of Health Workers In Caribbean Region

PAHO/WHO: PAHO launches new study on migration of health workers in the Caribbean “The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) has launched a new study that will survey current migration trends of health care workers in the Caribbean region. The results of the survey will be used to develop…

IntraHealth Works With Partners In Central America To Accelerate Progress Toward Ending AIDS

IntraHealth International: In Central America, Health Workers and Communities Achieve Big Progress in the Fight against HIV This post discusses IntraHealth International’s work over the past two years collaborating “with government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and civil society groups in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Panama to accelerate progress toward reaching…

Skilled Midwives Critical To Preventing Maternal Deaths In Myanmar

UNFPA: A safe pregnancy is every woman’s right: Midwifery care saves lives in Myanmar This post discusses the importance of scaling up the midwifery workforce in preventing maternal deaths and how “UNFPA is working to professionalize midwifery in Myanmar” (2/7).

WHO To Establish Health Reserve Army To Respond To Emerging Diseases, Outbreaks

VOA News: WHO to Set Up Health Reserve Army to Tackle Emergencies “The director general of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said he is establishing what he calls a health reserve army to tackle emergencies and newly emerging diseases. Ghebreyesus said he has been spending the past seven…

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