Dwindling donor funds has Ghana turning to public-private partnerships to help fight malaria. Devex sits down with Keziah Malm, manager of the country's National Malaria Control Programme, to find out how they are engaging corporate Ghana in malaria control.
The Q-Mat indicates when a woman is experiencing dangerous levels of postpartum hemorrhage and needs to be immediately treated. But one of the main challenges to the innovation's effectiveness is the lack of expertise in treating PPH at many small facilities.
Despite success in reducing mortality rates, the world’s most vulnerable, hard-to-reach women and children continue to face great barriers to accessing basic health services. Kris Perry, Save the Children Action Network president, and Vanessa Kerry, Seed Global Health co-founder and CEO weigh in.
Cholera may be easily prevented and treated, says Azharul Islam Khan, the chief physician at the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, but it's a matter of "timely science," the doctor and cholera trainer explains.
Over the weekend, at the annual Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado, representatives of the two organizations launched a set of resources to help more global health practitioners to build their programs around the wants and needs of end users.
Life-saving health interventions to improve maternal mortality rates across Africa could find themselves undermined by poor-quality oxytocin, a medicine administered during childbirth to stop maternal hemorrhage. Reporting from Nigeria, Devex explores the solutions to ensuring this critical medicine remains in optimal condition from manufacturer to mother.
The 71st World Health Assembly kicked off Monday with the Ebola outbreak in DRC and universal health coverage in the spotlight — but it was a call to better support interns at the U.N. health agency that drew the loudest applause during the opening speeches in Geneva.
WHO recently called on countries to make commitments to universal health coverage at the upcoming World Health Assembly. Unless these include efforts to strengthen pharmaceutical systems, communities will continue to struggle with inadequate health services and rising health costs.
The organization points to a lack of support for mothers as one issue preventing women from successfully breastfeeding their babies.
Basic sanitation, water, and hygiene must no longer be overlooked at health centers where there absence is leading to preventable deaths, argues Toyin Ojora Saraki, the founder and president of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa.
Better data monitoring and country ownership over exclusive breastfeeding plans are key to making the practice more widespread, the United Nations Children's Fund and World Health Organization say.
One concrete step that could serve as a foundation for comprehensive action towards health equity would be for countries to develop and implement National Health Equity Strategies, grounded in human rights and its command of non-discrimination. What might these strategies look like?
Palladium Manager Dulce Pedroso describes the outsized importance — and economic impact — of financing global health security efforts.
Unless the government -- and the international community -- work toward universal health coverage, poverty will remain constant in Nigeria writes Ifeanyi Nsofor, director of policy and advocacy for Nigeria Health Watch.
UNDP Director of HIV, Health and Development Mandeep Dhaliwal explores three pathways to eliminating discrimination as the world works toward universal health coverage.
With few incentives in the face of a demanding workload, nursing and midwife shortages are likely to pose a challenge and place constraints in global efforts to reach universal health coverage.
The United States Agency for International Development's Saving Lives at Birth is launching what it describes as a next generation acceleration model, with Duke University and VentureWell leading a renewed effort to support innovations in this sector.
World Bank Consultant Oleg Kucheryavenko outlines the key concerns — and the path forward — for low- and low-middle-income countries making the health financing transition as they work towards universal health coverage.