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2010 Annual Letter from Bill Gates: Childhood Deaths

The improved health of children in poor countries is a great example of the power of innovation. In 2008, for the first time fewer than 9 million children under age 5 died. In 2005, the last time the number was measured carefully, it was just below 10 million. This is huge progress, and it is […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , | January 11, 2011

Training Yemeni Doctors to Communicate Effectively

By: Dr Katherine Miles There was a buzz as twenty-five doctors of different levels and specialties as well as two dentists acted out role-plays in small groups. Some were acting as patients, others relatives and others doctors as they practiced the skills they had just learnt about how to break bad news. This was one […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , , | December 12, 2010

The unconscionable global toll of death during childbirth

by Keith Martin Every minute of every day, a woman dies giving birth. The toll is staggering: 530,000 pregnant women a year perish, 95% of them in developing countries. Remarkably, 80% of these maternal deaths are from five entirely preventable or treatable causes: sepsis, hemorrhage, eclampsia, obstructed labour, or as a consequence of a septic […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , | February 4, 2010

Start with a Girl: A New Agenda for Global Health

by Miriam Temin and Ruth Levine Improving the health of adolescent girls in the developing world is the key to improving maternal and child health, reducing the impact of HIV, and accelerating social and economic development. Start with a Girl: A New Agenda for Global Health sheds light on the realities of girls’ health and […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , , | October 5, 2009

Health: Privatised care more placebo than panacea

by Marina Litvinsky WASHINGTON – Rich countries and the World Bank should stop pushing privatized health care in poor countries, Oxfam International said Wednesday. Oxfam aid is given out to villagers some 250 kilometers from the Zimbabwean capital Harare. The international aid agency Oxfam urged the World Bank and rich nations Thursday to stop “wasting” […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , | February 11, 2009

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