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IntraHealth Will Help Partners Meet Commitments On Health Workers

Discussing this week’s Third Global Forum for Human Resources for Health, Judith Winkler, senior adviser for strategy and planning at IntraHealth International, writes in the organization’s “Vital” blog, “[C]ountries from around the world will publicly declare what they will do to combat the global health worker shortage and increase access…

Brazil’s Health Ministry, PAHO To Bring 4K Doctors From Cuba

“The Brazilian Health Ministry signed an agreement Wednesday with the U.S.-based Pan American Health Organization, or PAHO, to bring 4,000 doctors from Cuba by the end of the year,” the Wall Street Journal reports. “They will participate in a program — known as Mais Medicos, or ‘more doctors’ — that…

Examining Human Resources For Health Ahead Of Upcoming Global Health Meetings

In a post in IntraHealth’s “Global Health” blog, senior consultant Richard Seifman highlights “two important global conferences: the Third Global Forum on [Human Resources for Health (HRH)] in November 2013 (Recife, Brazil) and the Prince Mahidol Award Conference on ‘Transformative Learning for Health Equity’ in January 2014 (Bangkok, Thailand),” writing,…

Health Workers In Pakistan Refuse To Administer Polio Vaccine

News outlets report on the halting of polio vaccination efforts in Pakistan because of security threats to health workers. Agence France-Presse/GlobalPost: Vaccinators refuse to join polio campaign in Pakistan “Health workers in part of a troubled Pakistani tribal region Friday refused to participate in a polio vaccination campaign because of…

News Outlets Report On Ebola’s Toll On Liberia

News outlets report on issues surrounding the Ebola outbreak in Liberia, including the toll the disease is having on cultural norms, like hugging, the daily routine of an Ebola ward, and the prevalence of orphans in the country. The Atlantic: Ebola’s Territory: A Land Without Human Touch (Beck, 10/7). New…

Second Dallas HCW Diagnosed With Ebola

News outlets report on the diagnosis of Ebola in a second Dallas health care worker who was part of the team treating a Liberian man who died of the disease. Nina Pham, a critical care nurse who also worked on the Dallas team, was diagnosed with Ebola over the weekend.…

Ebola Survivors Engage In Outbreak Responses In West Africa

News outlets report on how some Ebola survivors are joining efforts to contain the virus and treat patients in Sierra Leone and Liberia. Agence France-Presse: Sierra Leone Ebola survivors to hold landmark meet: U.N. “Dozens of Ebola survivors, now immune to the deadly disease, will meet in Sierra Leone this…

Violence Erupts In Sierra Leone Over Ebola; Dozens Of Survivors Released

News outlets report on the impacts of the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone, where violence erupted this week over the disease. Agence France-Presse: Ebola riot in S. Leone kills two as WHO to launch vaccine trials “Tensions surrounding the Ebola epidemic raging in West Africa sparked a deadly riot in…