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2013-11-12 23:28:15

The Atlantic Philanthropies Award $5.8 Million to MEDICC to enhance cooperation among the US, Cuban and global health communities working towards better health outcomes and equity. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba (MEDICC) today announced a $5.8 million grant from The Atlantic Philanthropies to enhance cooperation among the US, Cuban and global health communities working towards better health outcomes and equity. A portion of the award is a...

2013-11-12 12:10:05

Global Coalition Against Child Pneumonia calls for continued investment in innovations and proven tools Global health advocates today commemorated the fifth annual World Pneumonia Day by calling on global leaders to scale up existing interventions and invest in new diagnostics and treatments to defeat pneumonia. Each year, pneumonia kills more children than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. Pneumonia took the lives of nearly 1.1 million children under 5 in 2012 alone, with more than...

2013-11-07 23:29:39

San Francisco non-profit Child Family Health International (CFHI) announced it will open educational global health programs in Uganda beginning in 2014. San Francisco, California (PRWEB) November 07, 2013 Child Family Health International (CFHI), a leader in global health education has announced program expansion into its seventh location, Uganda. The non-profit, recognized by the United Nations and headquartered in San Francisco, places health professions students alongside native...

2013-11-01 10:32:55

Countries facing severe shortages and poor distribution of health workers could benefit from training and deploying more mid-level health workers, such as midwives, nurses, medical assistants and surgical clinicians, according to a study published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization today. In countries where such health workers have been deployed, the clinical outcomes for certain services were just as good and – in some cases – even better than when physicians performed...

2013-10-30 23:34:57

English-language Journal on Cuban Health and Medicine Highlights the Often-misunderstood and Under-recognized Mental Side of Human Health Oakland, CA (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 The new issue of MEDICC Review, Mental Health Matters, is now freely available online. October’s MEDICC Review includes original research, features and commentary on health-system approaches to mental health promotion and the mental disorders still stigmatized and undertreated worldwide. According to the World...

2013-10-08 10:02:20

Progress in reducing HIV/AIDS deaths has been the key, reports AIDS journal Over the past decade, South Africa has made a dramatic reversal in child survival—mainly because of improvements in HIV/AIDS care, reports a study in AIDS, official journal of the International AIDS Society. AIDS is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health. "After years of rising mortality rates, the mortality picture for South Africa's children has shifted drastically,"...

2013-10-03 23:31:50

CFHI and "brigade" models for educating U.S. medical students on global health issues abroad go head-to-head, providing new insights into best practices. (PRWEB) October 03, 2013 Child Family Health International - CFHI Global Health Education Programs are profiled in this month’s Academic Medicine, a peer-reviewed journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges. The article, Global Health Educational Engagement-A Tale of Two Models, compares CFHI ‘s model of...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.