What We Learned When We Asked #HSR2014 Participants About People-Centered Health Systems

The theme of the Third Global Health Systems Research Symposium was the science and practice of people-centered health systems. But what do we mean when we say “people-centered”? What seems straightforward can actually be quite complex.

International Youth Day 2014: Going beyond disease and mortality

August 12 is International Youth Day. MCHIP’s Maura Gaughan provides insight into the global strategies to improve child health.

Using GPS data to DELIVER health products to people faster

Imagine driving a delivery truck without a map or any idea how long it will take to get to your destination. The drivers delivering health commodities in Ebonyi State, Nigeria were dealing with this very problem. Existing digital data for the road network contained information on travel speeds for five percent of the roads, and only half of the roads were mapped at all.

World Health Workers Week: Spotlight on Community Health Workers

For every 10,000 people, at least 23 skilled health professionals are required to meet their basic health needs. Yet, in 83 countries, the ratio of skilled health workers to patients is significantly below this threshold, leaving families and communities without access to basic health services.

A tough road to build a healthy nation

In Timor Leste, where development indicators and immunization coverage are among the worst in Asia, an immunization intervention implemented by JSI is increasing the effectiveness, quality, and accessibility of immunization services.