February 24th, 2009
February 23rd, 2009
NEW YORK— Public and private health stakeholders came together at a United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) meeting aimed at advancing progress in strengthening maternal and girls' health, as well as fighting neglected tropical diseases. The event, "Philanthropy and the Global Public Health Agenda," brought leaders from various nations, the global health community, biopharmaceutical companies, the media, and NGOs to highlight the power of partnerships in advancing the global public health agenda.
February 20th, 2009
The Pakistani government and 14 United Nations agencies working in Pakistan on Thursday signed a $384.7-million agreement for improvements in the health and population sectors in the country.
February 13th, 2009
UNICEF blogged a great post focused on maternal and neonatal tetanus. Jen Banbury mentions that most people in the US think of tetanus as something you get if you step on a rusty nail. But in the developing world just a decade ago, 30,000 mothers were dying from tetanus each year.
February 12th, 2009
In health facilities across Kenya, many workers are struggling to do their jobs in less-than-ideal conditions. Work climate issues such as poor working environments, unfriendly colleagues, disorganized facility functions and ineffective supervision have been hindering workers’ performance and productivity—and contributing to low retention.