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Average Hospital Stay Following Childbirth Too Short For Many Women Worldwide, Study Shows

Reuters Health: Mothers worldwide leaving hospitals too soon after childbirth “…The World Health Organization suggests that women stay in the hospital at least 24 hours after a vaginal delivery, but researchers found that depending on the region, up to 83 percent of women left before that cutoff. … [Researchers] analyzed…

South Africa Faces Challenges Implementing Universal Health Coverage

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Smart Global Health”: The Arduous Path to Universal Health Coverage in South Africa Richard Downie, deputy director and fellow in the CSIS Africa Program, discusses South Africa’s efforts to implement a National Health Insurance (NHI) program and the challenges facing the country as it…

Indians Living Longer But With More Disabilities, Study Says

Wall Street Journal: Study: Longer, But Not Healthier, Life in India “Indians, on average, now live almost eight years longer than they did in 1990, but the extra years are giving more time for ailments that reduce quality of life to develop. That’s the finding of a study published [last]…

More News In Global Health

Devex: Q&A: Rich Stearns of World Vision U.S. on the role of advocacy, faith, persistence in development (Cheney, 1/10). The Guardian: ‘One guy took a cutlass’: gay women at greater risk of violence in Ghana (Bowman, 1/10). HuffPost: Children With Baffling Seizure Disorder Face Uncertain Future In Northern Uganda (Martell,…

More News In Global Health

Associated Press: U.N. rights chief: Vowed U.S. cuts wouldn’t be ‘fatal’ to office (Keaten, 8/29). Agence France-Presse/SABC News: U.N. summit on TB seeks to put spotlight on killer disease (8/24). Borgen Magazine: The Future of U.S. Foreign Aid: Moving Forward (Hallum, 9/2). Deutsche Welle: President Trump’s Global Gag Rule endangers…

More News In Global Health

CNN Philippines: In Palawan, reproductive health remains a top concern (Ladrido, 7/27). Deutsche Welle: UNICEF: Nearly every third human trafficking victim is a child (7/29). Deutsche Welle: Saudi airstrikes in Yemen hit facilities providing water to hundreds of thousands facing cholera epidemic (7/30). Fast Company: A new plan will bring…

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