There are roughly 750 days left to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Among other benchmarks, this means reducing the number of child deaths worldwide by two-thirds (MDG4).
In the world today, more people live in urban than in rural communities, more people are overweight than are underweight, and more people die from noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) than from infections.
A country ravaged by 14 years of civil war, Liberia has imminent needs spanning every sector. Both the international community and the Government of Liberia (GoL) have identified strengthening health systems as a key priority. The civil war reduced the available health workforce and impacted the country’s ability to provide essential health services. Although the … Continue reading “Strengthening Liberia’s health system one map at a time”
Even before my dear friend, Cindy deNeve, died young of cervical cancer, I cared deeply about prevention via HPV vaccination. My new granddaughter and Cindy’s two small daughters will avoid cervical cancer because they can afford the expensive vaccine. Not so for millions of young girls in poor and middle income countries.
Perhaps one of the most challenging public health interventions in Pakistan is building awareness of healthy behaviors and its country-wide promotion, especially when it requires accessing women in rural areas of Pakistan.
JSI Senior Consultant Ann Keehn sees a promising shift taking place in the American health care system towards better integration of public health and medical care.
JSI’s Elizabeth Costello blogs about her time at the Digital Health Communications Extravaganza, which took place Feb. 20-22 in Orlando, FL
If the goal of health care organizations is better health outcomes for their clients, then patient engagement is key. Health care providers who are engaging patients consider the patients’ needs, preferences and perspectives when care decisions are being made. Patient engagement leads to higher patient satisfaction and lower costs.
Wow! What a conference and what an opportunity– to pull back from routine work and look ahead to ponder with 13,000 colleagues on ways to address the global health challenges of the next 20 years!
In the midst of the San Francisco Giants’ sweep of the World Series, there is other excitement to report here from “the city by the bay.”