The courses are free, and could be helpful not just to frontline responders, but also public health professionals, policymakers and donors.
A midwife with the right skills and training can provide 87 percent of the health care needed during pregnancy and following birth. Ahead of the International Confederation of Midwives' 31st triennial congress, former Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete and Wellbeing Foundation Africa's Founder-President Toyin Saraki explain.
Health organizations working in Syria have tried a new methodology to collect data on attacks against health care in the country, hoping it would help put a halt to the violence. But even with rigorously verified information, attacks continue unabated.
Due to noncompliance with the "global gag rule," family planning NGO Profamilia is no longer eligible for $1.2 million in U.S. Agency for International Development funding for its sexual and reproductive health program focused on conflict-affected populations throughout war-torn Colombia. Now, program advisers in the field hustle to accomplish what they can by December.
How does the World Health Organization run during emergencies and outbreaks? Devex spoke with Wynne Boelt, communications officer for WHO's Health Emergencies Programme, to learn more about the aid agency's incident management system.
Polio is close to becoming the second human disease to be eradicated worldwide. Devex reports from this week's Drop to Zero event on the final stages of the fight.
Polio is on the brink of eradication, but efforts to fight the disease are closely linked to, and often even the basis for, many countries' preventative health systems. What happens if and when polio, and the donor funds it garners, are history?
The first woman regional director for the World Health Organization in Africa made revisions to the office’s structure and way of working. Devex spoke with Moeti to take stock of the reforms and discuss how prepared her office is for future emergencies.
The landscape of financing for development is changing. So how can we achieve the Sustainable Development Goals within this new context of commitment and funding — in the era of Brexit and the “America First” agenda? Devex sat down with economist Jeff Sachs for his take.
Ulrika Modéer, Sweden’s state secretary for international development, said it will take more than actions by the Nordic countries and the European Union to make up for America’s cessation of family planning funding in the wake of the reimposition of the "global gag rule."
Cuts in United States funding stand to jeopardize recent gains in maternal health in Africa's most populous country, Marie Stopes International Nigeria's country head tells Devex.
Once barred from making safe family planning decisions for herself, DKT Mexico Director Ana Karina De la Vega Millor has spent her adult life crusading for the cause. Here's what she learned from a highly successful contraception campaign.
The newly appointed director-general of the World Health Organization tells a European aid summit there can be "no more excuses" from countries that have yet to implement universal health coverage.
A U.S. Agency for International Development-funded digital health program has helped Ukraine tackle its drug-resistant TB epidemic — but proposed aid cuts are jeopardizing the country's progress against the disease, experts warn.
Colombia is a prime example of the 'global gag rule’s' punishing grip on integrated programs that have nothing to do with abortion. In villages still reeling from 50 years of war, the shuttering of Profamilia’s U.S. Agency for International Development-funded program and the reproductive health care and community therapy it provides is a blow to a slow healing process.
Providing universal health coverage for all is one of the targets within the Sustainable Development Goals. It is extremely ambitious and, to achieve it, new and innovative forms of financing will be needed. Philips’ Jan-Willem Scheijgrond and Omar Campos discuss the steps both public and private sector actors need to take to push this target forward.
UNICEF's Global Chief of Public Advocacy Claudia Gonzalez Romo explains why the world needs to embrace the new WHO Director General — and how Dr. Tedros can chart people-centered path forward.
The $70 million a year Fogarty International Center, which finances biomedical research and training in developing countries, is to be scrapped, according to the latest budget proposal from the Trump administration. Health experts have defended the center, saying it is vital to protecting people at home and abroad from the growing threat of epidemics such as Zika and Ebola.