Also In Global Health News: Water Purification In Kenya; Indonesian Malaria Program; Health Worker Shortages In Africa
Water Purification Unit Aims To Deliver Clean Water To Rural Kenyans
Business Daily reports on new water purification unit that canÂ make 45,000-75,000 litres of potable water daily. Multi Purpose Industries, which is marketing the purifier,Â hasÂ installed one in aÂ market in Kenya.Â Â The company will work with the Ministry of Local Government to help provide clean waterÂ in slums and rural areas (Otini, 5/20).
Integrated Program In Indonesia Reduces Malaria Deaths
IRIN looks at a malaria program in eastern Indonesia that links “efforts to fight the mosquito-borne disease to maternal and child healthcare.” According to the news service, “[b]y integrating [malaria] prevention, diagnosis and treatment with antenatal care and child immunisation [in one area of the country], the number of malaria deaths â€¦ plummeted” (5/20).
10 African Countries With Health Worker Shortages
IRIN has a list of 10 African countries that are “critically short of skilled” health workers. “The WHO’s baseline estimate for achieving health-related MDGs is at least 23 health workers per 10,000 peopleÂ â€“ against an average of 13 in Africa,” the news service writes. The countries on the list, which includes specific data, are: Burundi, Chad, Ethiopia, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Niger, Sierra Leone, Somalia andÂ Tanzania (5/19).