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IntraHealth, Countries Make Commitments To Global Health Human Resources

Judith Winkler, senior adviser for strategy and planning at IntraHealth International, writes in IntraHealth’s “Vital” blog about the recently concluded Third Global Forum on Human Resources, which took place earlier this month in Recife, Brazil. She highlights three themes from the conference — universal health coverage, system complexity and multisectoral…

Police Officers Guarding Polio Vaccinators Shot In Pakistan; One Killed

“Gunmen in northwest Pakistan attacked police officers guarding a team of polio vaccination workers, killing one officer, police said,” United Press International reports (11/30). “Officials say the police were attacked Saturday in Peshawar, the capital of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province,” VOA News writes, adding, “No group has claimed responsibility for…

Female Community Health Workers Essential To Meeting Health MDGs

John Clemens, executive director of the International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b), writes in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists” blog about the importance of female community health workers, who “are a cornerstone of Bangladesh’s strategy for achieving Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4 and 5,” he states.…

Frontline HCWs Essential To Achieve Development Goals

“As world leaders gather this week to discuss the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals and the Post-2015 Framework, no subject of conversation will be more important than the need for more frontline health care workers,” Carolyn Miles, president and CEO of Save the Children, writes in the Skoll World…

Study Examines Increasing Extent Of Emigration Among African Doctors

“The number of African doctors working in the U.S. soared by almost two-fifths over a decade, according to a study showing the increasing extent of the ‘brain drain’ from developing nations,” the Financial Times reports. “More than 10,000 medical graduates born or trained in sub-Saharan Africa were registered to practice…

Five Strategies To Achieve MDGs From Health Worker’s Perspective

“To close the gap and successfully achieve the [Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)], I believe that Jamaica should embrace some applicable strategies outlined in the 2012 Women Deliver Report on Regional Consultations,” Victoria Melhado, a nurse living in Jamaica, writes in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists” blog. She…

Exchange Of Ideas, Youth, Frontline Health Workers Essential To Global Health

Writing in IntraHealth’s “Vital” blog, IntraHealth International President and CEO Papa Amadou Gaye discusses his participation last month in the annual meeting of the Partners for Population and Development (PPD) in Beijing, China. “I spoke to the assembled ministers of health and finance about the vital role of the health…