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2009-09-21 23:01:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Management Sciences for Health (MSH) today reported that the first year of its four-year $12.5 million CGI Commitment to Action to introduce and expand Performance-Based Financing (PBF) has resulted in dramatically improved quality and delivery of health services for millions of people in Rwanda and Haiti. PBF empowers health managers to allocate resources in a way that rewards meeting health goals. By improving financial management capacity...

2009-09-08 13:28:08

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius highlights Philadelphia MCAN Project as model for managing childhood asthma and reducing H1N1 risk Nearly a dozen 7th graders with asthma were welcomed along with other classmates back to school today by a special guest who had a message for them about staying healthy - Kathleen Sebelius, 21st Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). Secretary Sebelius met with students and their parents at Thurgood Marshall Elementary, one of 16 schools in Philadelphia...

2009-08-06 14:07:37

Hiring the nearly 800,000 workers needed to eliminate the staggering shortage of health care professionals in sub-Saharan Africa by 2015 will cost $2.6 billion a year, or 2.5 times the annual funds currently allocated for health worker wages in the region, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, and collaborators from the World Health Organization (WHO) and The World Bank."To say that generating the funds needed to alleviate the shortage will be...

2008-10-01 03:00:06

By Anonymous LISA RENEE Holderby, executive director of the Massachusetts Association of Community Health Workers, will be honored with the 2008 Helen Rodriguez-Trias Social Justice Award at the 136th APHA Annual Meeting in San Diego. The award, first given in 2005, honors public health workers who have worked toward social justice for under-served and disadvantaged populations. Holderby has nearly 20 years of experience as a community health worker and has shown "courageous and...

2008-09-04 03:00:07

By Tavassoli, Mojgan Working in pairs out of modest, village-based facilities, the Islamic Republic of Iran's trained community health workers, the behvarzan, provide basic health care to most of the country's rural population. Mojgan Tavassoli reports. They have been described as an "incredible masterpiece". The Iranian health houses, conceived and introduced during the 1980-1988 war with Iraq, have been at the centre of a so-called master plan to bring health care to every district....

2008-08-30 09:00:21

By Lopez, Cintia Bergren, Martha Dewey; Painter, Susan G TOPIC: Access and utilization of mental health services for Latino children. PURPOSE: As Latino children may experience higher rates of unmet needs, this article examines the current literature for the reasons for the disparity and the barriers to the utilization of mental health services for Latino children. SOURCES: An integrative literature review was undertaken from child psychiatry and nursing. CONCLUSIONS: The literature...

2008-06-18 09:01:16

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: USAID Press Office, +1-202-712-4320 WASHINGTON,June 18/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --A new study from Bangladesh published June 6 in The Lancet, a U.K. medical journal, shows that a home-care strategy reduced neonatal mortality by 34 percent. This study adds to the growing body of evidence that home- and community-based strategies can significantly reduce neonatal mortality by improving newborn care, including identification and management of newborns illnesses...

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2008-05-06 14:43:51

A recent report showed that more than 200 million children under age 5 lack proper health care, resulting in almost 10 million deaths each year.The ninth annual State of the World's Mothers, conducted by US-based independent humanitarian organization Save the Children, shows the first-ever "Basic Health Care Report Card" of 55 developing countries.Together these countries account for nearly 60 percent of the world's under-5 population and 83 percent of all child deaths worldwide, the report...

2006-08-18 11:39:39

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent TORONTO (Reuters) - Drastic measures are needed to make sure there are enough health care workers to help treat and prevent HIV in Africa, where 25 million patients with the virus now live, the World Health Organization said on Friday. Lifesaving drugs for AIDS are available and more affordable, big donors are placing renewed emphasis on prevention, but millions will continue to die without health care workers and facilities to deliver...

2006-05-25 10:57:29

GENEVA (Reuters) - More than 4 million more doctors, nurses, midwives and health workers are urgently needed to ease worldwide shortages, which are most acute in Africa, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. At its annual assembly in Geneva, the United Nations agency formed a taskforce to help countries better manage their health needs and find ways to attract and retain qualified workers. The WHO said 57 countries, of which 36 are in sub-Saharan Africa, have severe...