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 can make 45,000-75,000 litres of potable water daily. Multi Purpose Industries, which is marketing the purifier, has installed one in a market in Kenya.  The company will work with the Ministry of Local Government to help provide clean water 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 … 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 people – 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 and Tanzania (5/19).

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