HRH Roundup: What We Are Reading, August 2018

Kerry OBrienArchives, Blog, News, Uncategorized

Where do you get your news in human resources for health? Here’s a roundup of what our team has been reading over the past month and what you might want to check out too! Get this and more news delivered to your inbox – click here to sign up for our bimonthly newsletter.. To End the HIV Epidemic, Focus on Sexual Violence Prevention (Council on Foreign Relations, July 17) The data show that girls make up almost three quarters of new infections among adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa, with nearly 1,000 adolescent girls and young women infected with HIV every day. Report Warns Of ‘Dangerous Complacency’ In The Fight Against HIV (NPR, July 19) The report finds that efforts to prevent the spread of HIV have stalled, in part, because international funding for AIDS has begun to decline. I was diagnosed … Read More

What We Are Reading: International AIDS Conference 2018

Kerry OBrienBlog, News

As the International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam comes to a close, check out some of the top headlines from this past week at #AIDS2018! Opinion: We won’t end AIDS unless we invest in health workers (Devex, July 23) Authored by Seed CEO Vanessa Kerry: Advancements in health and science and a sea change in policy priorities over the past decade have made it possible to believe that an end to the HIV epidemic might be in sight. Bad laws and discrimination undermining AIDS response (UNDP, July 22) Discrimination against vulnerable and marginalized communities is seriously hampering the global effort to tackle the HIV epidemic according to a groundbreaking new report by the Global Commission on HIV and the Law. Opening Speech at AIDS 2018 (WHO, July 23) Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyeus, Director-General of the World Health Organization gives an opening … Read More

Devex: Opinion: We won’t end AIDS unless we invest in health workers

Vanessa KerryBlog, News

Advancements in health and science and a sea change in policy priorities over the past decade have made it possible to believe that an end to the HIV epidemic might be in sight. HIV has been one of the worst killers in history, infecting more than 70 million people worldwide and killing 35 million. Yet today, we are at a crossroads, and it is clear that to truly help extinguish this disease, we must acknowledge the simmering crisis undermining many HIV efforts: the global shortage of skilled, trained health workers. Today, there are not enough doctors, nurses, midwives, and frontline health care workers to address the burden of HIV, let alone the growing burden of noncommunicable diseases. In Malawi, for example, there are only about two physicians for every 100,000 people; in the United States, there are close to 257 physicians for every … Read More

Seed CEO Dr. Vanessa Kerry on Morning Joe MSNBC

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Seed CEO Dr. Vanessa Kerry on MorningJoe MSNBC discusses how separating families can result in traumatic psychological stress for children: “There are years and years of data that show the psychological, physical and lasting impacts of separating these children from their families.” This video can be found on MSNBC’s website.  

Seed CEO Dr. Vanessa Kerry on Andrea Mitchell Reports MSNBC

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Seed CEO, Dr. Vanessa Kerry, joined Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC to discuss the importance of strong health systems: “There’s growing data now that shows that when we invest in health, you see improvements in economic growth, you see improvements in security and you see improvements in social cohesion.” This video can be found on MSNBC’s website.

What We Are Reading: World Refugee Day 2018

Kerry OBrienBlog, Featured, News

Here’s a roundup of what our team has been reading during #RefugeeWeek2018 and what you might want to check out too! Get this and more news delivered to your inbox – click here to sign up for our bimonthly newsletter. Fleeing DRC to Uganda: Africa’s other refugee crisis (Al Jazeera, March 1) Hundreds of families are risking their lives on rickety boats every day fleeing violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, mirroring Europe’s migration crisis. Uganda launches major refugee verification operation (UNHCR, March 2) With the support of UNHCR, government officials are using biometric data to verify more than 1 million refugees in the country. Systematically terrorised: Rohingya refugees face severe healthcare restrictions (The New Arab, May 15) Rohingya refugees continue to face discrimination in Myanmar as they deal with grave limitations in practically all areas of life … Read More

HRH Roundup: What We’re Reading, May 2018

Kerry OBrienBlog, Featured, News

Where do you get your news in human resources for health? Here’s a roundup of what our team has been reading over the past month and what you might want to check out too! Get this and more news delivered to your inbox – click here to sign up for our bimonthly newsletter. New research partnership makes childbirth safer in Mozambique The Conversation, March 26 As the world awakens to deep injustices for women globally, an ambitious project led by University of Saskatchewan researchers in Mozambique is striving to reset the course —reducing maternal mortality and improving newborn health by empowering women and girls. Midwives leading the way with quality care FIGO, April 5 Quality of care is a priority for reducing preventable maternal and child deaths. It is also the theme for this year’s International Day of the Midwife; ‘Midwives leading … Read More

HRH Roundup: What We’re Reading, April 2018

Zack LangwayBlog, Featured, News

Where do you get your news in human resources for health? Here’s a roundup of what our team has been reading over the past month, and what you might want to check out, too! Get this and more delivered to your inbox – click here to sign up for our bimonthly newsletter. Female health workers in conservative Afghanistan facing immense barriers Xinhua, April 8 Scarcity of female health workers still remains a challenge in conservative Afghanistan despite improvement in women’s status and progress in the health sector within the last 17 years. Everyone needs access to quality health services – WHO Malawi24, April 7 As the world celebrates the World Health Day today, World Health Organization (WHO) has stressed the need for everyone to access health services. According to a statement released by WHO, universal health coverage for everyone, everywhere … Read More