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Community Health Volunteers Help Diagnose, Treat Malaria In Rural Kenya

Thomson Reuters Foundation: As warming brings more malaria, Kenya moves treatment closer to home “…Malaria cases are on the increase in Kenya, and experts attribute the upsurge to changes in the climate. … To tackle the problem, for the past two years county governments in malaria-prone areas have worked with…

Devex Examines Best Indicators To Measure Progress In Maternal Health Interventions

Devex: SDG indicators shape maternal health interventions. Is it for the best? “…As the global health community now turns its focus on the Sustainable Development Goals, aid workers in Afghanistan and its least-developed peers are asking whether the best measure of progress is the number of births attended by skilled…

Bolivia Trains Midwives To Help Lower Maternal Mortality

Associated Press: Bolivia’s midwives help reduce maternal mortality “…[M]any indigenous women [in Bolivia] distrust hospitals and cesarean births. They prefer to rely on traditional midwives, who they often refer to as ‘aunt.’ Led by Bolivia’s first indigenous president, Evo Morales, the government has tapped into this strong cultural bond to…

Look To Policy, Local Solutions To Build Health Workforce Amid Health Worker Shortages

Devex: Opinion: Nurses are coming out of retirement to fight HIV Margarite Nathe, senior editor and writer on the communications and advocacy team at IntraHealth International “…[Pamela McQuide, IntraHealth’s country director in Namibia,] and her team have three recommendations for other countries working to creatively build fit-for-purpose health workforces in…

Community Health Workers Could Help Developing Nations Achieve Universal Health Coverage

New York Times: Sending Health to Rural Ghana via Traveling Medics Andrew Green, freelance foreign correspondent “…Ghana is one of numerous countries turning to [community health workers (CHWs)]. … In Ghana, the government has long relied on local volunteers to deliver health care services to those who live far from…

World Humanitarian Day Provides Opportunity To Raise Awareness Of ‘Toxic Mix Of Conflict, Disease, Famine,’ Applaud Dedication Of Health Workers, Others

The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Cholera in Yemen: war, hunger, disease … and heroics Editorial Board “The harms done by war are many and complex. Death, injury, and displacement are the most obvious, but infection is also closely intertwined with conflict. Across the Middle East and Africa, outbreaks of infection have…

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