Accelerating change in the pace of rural healthcare

Marijke Wijnroks has written a very thoughtful article (Voices, May 2017) about what needs to be done to improve global health development goals: https://www.theglobalfund.org/en/blog/2017-05-19-invest-in-health/ There are two aspects that are particularly important in the health context. The one which was addressed is that there is a clear case for increasing and improving preventive care. Early […]

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Zika virus comes to Indian shores.

http://www.msn.com/en-in/news/newsindia/who-confirms-three-cases-of-zika-virus-in-ahmedabad-first-in-the-country/ar-BBBzBgn?li=AAggbRN There has been a lot of concern about vector borne diseases like Zika in India. With rising temperatures, the risk of spread increases. While this is not life threatening like Dengue and Chikungunya, it does carry extreme danger for antenatal mothers and their babies. Malaria eradication has been high on the agenda of health […]

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Salaries for Accredited Social Health Activists in India

Here is a link to a recent article from IndiaSpend, which captures the weak support link for better rural healthcare: http://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/over-million-health-workers-paid-less-than-rs-1-000-a-month-in-india-117051600107_1.html As the article suggests, the impact of poor income opportunity drives even the most dedicated resources away from what is an essential support service for expecting mothers in rural India. Poor supply chains and […]

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