Ending Cholera—A Global Roadmap to 2030 operationalises the new global strategy for cholera control at the country level and provides a concrete path toward a world in which cholera is no longer a threat to public health. By implementing the strategy between now and 2030, the Global Task Force on Cholera Control (GTFCC) partners will support countries to reduce cholera deaths by 90 percent. With the commitment of cholera-affected countries, technical partners, and donors, as many as 20 countries could eliminate disease transmission by 2030.
June 2017 | Volume 5 | Issue 2
Reducing Sepsis Deaths in Newborns Through Home Visitation and Active Case Detection: Is it Realistic?
The Importance of Mental Well-Being for Health Professionals During Complex Emergencies: It Is Time We Take It Seriously
Improving Adherence to Essential Birth Practices Using the WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist With Peer Coaching: Experience From 60 Public Health Facilities in Uttar Pradesh, India
An Open Letter to UN Secretary-General António Guterres
As organizations working to protect the rights of children in armed conflict, we are dismayed by your reported decision to “freeze” any new additions of parties to conflict that commit grave violations of children’s rights to the annexes to your 2017 annual report to the United Nations Security Council on children and armed conflict. We urge you to reconsider, and issue an updated list with your report, including all perpetrators responsible for patterns of grave violations against children in 2016.
Zero Ebola-related fatalities documented among the 59,000 sponsored children and family members supported by World Vision during the outbreak.
During the warmer, wetter weather, 50,000 additional cases occur in East Africa as compared to years without El Niño
Cholera cases in East Africa increase by roughly 50,000 during El Niño, the cyclical weather occurrence that profoundly changes global weather patterns, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests.
The findings, researchers say, could help health ministries anticipate future cholera surges during El Niño years and save lives.
During emergencies, coordinated, clear and credible communication aids in minimizing resulting health, social and economic costs. However, the uncertainty that characterizes emergencies typically fuels fear and panic among communities, and spreads misconceptions and rumors that affect people’s ability to appropriately respond to the emergency.
Overview of Response
In March 2014, Liberia was in the process of rebuilding its health system after decades of civil war—which had significantly damaged both the infrastructure and the population’s trust in the government—when the first Ebola Virus Disease (Ebola) case was identified in Lofa County. During the next year and a half, more than 10,670 people in the country would become infected, and more than 4,800 of them would die from the disease.
Given the current humanitarian crisis in Syria where patients, healthcare workers, and hospitals are under attack, we the undersigned, without presumption of authority or judgment, stand in solidarity with our healthcare colleagues and declare their right to international health neutrality. For many decades, we have provided global healthcare professionals with education and training in humanitarian assistance in sudden onset disasters and conflicts worldwide.
September 2016 | Volume 4 | Issue 3
What do providers need to effectively provide LARCs?
What has 20 years of evidence taught us about postabortion care?
Are programs ready to remove contraceptive implants?
Ebola Virus Disease: what it takes for a successful clinical surveillance and data collection system.
How to ensure timely referrals and adequate followup of children discharged from hospitals in Uganda?
Is household wealth associated with use of long-acting reversible and permanent methods of contraception?
Can peripheral-level birthing centers staffed by skilled birth attendants be effective at scale?
Do postpartum women accept family planning methods when offered through infant immunization services?
What are the barriers to scaling up single-visit cervical cancer prevention among women with HIV?
How many and what women deliver alone?
From the period of July and August 2015, the Inter Agency Common Feedback Project (CFP), working under the Communicating with Communities Working Group, coordinated an information and communication needs assessment. As a result, a total of 222 key informant surveys across 10 earthquake affected districts were completed. These key informants represent a variety of social groups.
The objective of this national assessment of access to health care by Syrian refugees in Jordan was to characterize the health status and care-seeking behaviors of Syrian refugees living outside of camps and to inform issues related to their access to health care. The survey sample was nationally representative of Syrians in Jordan. A summary of key findings is as follows:
Highlights from this issue:
Are there new “game changing” antiretrovirals on the horizon?
What opportunity do long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) provide?
Can LARCs be provided successfully in crisis situations?
Do DRC hospitals have the capacity to provide surgical services?
How can a simple wall chart help improve immunization coverage?
How can mobile technology identify beneficiaries when they lack identity documentation?
1. Executive Summary
Highlights from this issue:
What can we learn from the missteps of providing corticosteroids for preterm delivery?
How should health systems in West Africa be strengthened in the wake of the Ebola outbreak?
How can behavior change activities increase contraceptive use in urban areas?
What role can drug shops play in family planning?
How do health care workers find the courage to care for Ebola patients?