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Venezuela Experiencing Drug, Medical Supply Stock Outs, Needs Foreign Assistance, Pharmaceutical Group Says

Reuters: Venezuela needs urgent foreign medical aid, pharma group says “With scores of medicines in short supply due to a severe financial squeeze, Venezuela is suffering a ‘humanitarian crisis’ and requires rapid international assistance, according to a major pharmaceutical association. The Venezuelan Pharmaceutical Federation listed 150 medicines, from those for…

Technological Innovations Can Improve Health Care Quality, Help Meet Development Goals

Frontline Health Workers Coalition: A Connected Health Workforce is Essential to Global Health Security Corinne Mahoney, senior manager of communications and knowledge management at IntraHealth International, discusses the use of mobile phones to help spread information and knowledge among health workers, writing, “When we invest to give health workers what…

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…

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