Despite firm standards rooted in the Geneva Conventions to protect health facilities, health workers, and the patients served during armed conflict, and to enable health professionals to act consistently with their ethical obligations, assaults on and interference with health functions are all too common in war.
This blog entry was originally published at ONE Blog.Berthé Aissata Touré is a health worker in Mali, where women have an average of six children. In this country’s vast rural areas,...
A mHealth report from Advanced Development for Africa offers recommendations for taking mHealth programs to scale based on nine case studies.
As technology and the access to medical information have exploded worldwide, we may be ill-prepared to balance the technologic aspects of care with those of the art of medicine.
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a blog response to a New York Times article on doctors distracted from their jobs by mobile technology.
We want to briefly share with you the experiences of our team in Uganda in using a great management tool and methodology called the Workload Indicator of Staffing Needs, or WISN for short.
Are countries with a critical shortage of health workers all alike, in terms of their health outcomes?
Last week, the New York Times published “As Doctors Use More Devices, Potential for Distraction Grows,” which offers a critical look at the place of mobile technology and computers in the hospital.
Earlier this month, during the Dakar International Family Planning Conference, the President of Senegal, Mr. Abdoulaye Wade, took a bold and unprecedented stance in his address in the opening ceremony of the conference saying, “Senegalese families should limit the number of children to better battle poverty.”
Earlier in the month, we celebrated World AIDS Day with messages such as “getting to zero,” and ‘the end of AIDS.’ In a fledgling country like South Sudan, figuring out how to get to zero means knowing what you are starting with.