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Strong Health Systems, Trained HCWs Key To Maternal Health

Huffington Post: 289,000 Reasons Why Health Workers Count for Mothers Pape Amadou Gaye, president and CEO of IntraHealth International “…[M]idwives, nurses, doctors, and other health workers can’t do their jobs unless they’re working within a functioning health system — one that ensures everyone has access to high-quality care. … For…

Somaliland Slowly Builds Health System But Challenges Remain

The Lancet: Slowly and steadily, Somaliland builds its health system “…Thanks to remittances from Somalilanders abroad and foreign aid, much of the capital Hargeisa has been rebuilt and the rubble removed while the trappings of statehood, including health services, are slowly emerging. But the challenges remain steep in a region…

Health Partnerships Model Helps Support Health Workers, Improve Care Access, Quality

Devex: The contribution of health partnerships in universal health coverage Andy Haines, professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and chair of the THET Board of Trustees “…As we seek to reach universal health coverage by 2030, the development community must focus on the following key achievements.…

MSF-, ICRC-Backed Syrian Hospital Destroyed In Aleppo Airstrike; At Least 27 Killed

The Guardian: Airstrike on MSF-backed Aleppo hospital kills patients and doctors “A Syrian hospital backed by Médecins Sans Frontières and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has been destroyed in an airstrike in Aleppo, killing patients and doctors including one of the last pediatricians remaining in the rebel-held…

Skilled Health Workforce Critical To Global Health Security

The Lancet: No health workforce, no global health security Editorial Board “…[W]hat is the most important determinant of individual health security? In one word, people. Or, more programmatically, skilled health professionals. … Global health security depends on many factors — robust disease surveillance systems, reliable health information, prevention, diagnostic, and…

Partnerships Critical For Delivering Digital Payments To HCWs In Emergency Response Situations

Devex: The importance of partnerships in humanitarian response Momodu L. Kargbo, Sierra Leone’s minister of finance and economic development “…Building partnerships with the private sector and development organizations is key for us to succeed [in delivering digital payments to health care workers (HCWs) in emergency response situations]. … It is…

Low-Cost Baby Warmer Aims To Reduce Neonatal Hypothermia In Uganda, Kenya

Humanosphere: Tackling neonatal hypothermia in Uganda and Kenya Jennifer Zhu, a health policy analyst and Global Health Corps fellow, discusses a new technology called Embrace Baby Wrap, a low-cost baby warmer designed by Stanford University graduate students as an intervention for neonatal hypothermia, “one of the leading contributors to neonatal…

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