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!
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- How a wooden bench is starting a revolution in mental health (CNN, October 16)
On the Friendship Bench, a form of problem-solving therapy targets the potential triggers of distress and patients are guided toward their own solutions.
- She Fights TB and HIV Door-to-Door on this Tanzanian Island (Frontline Health Workers Coalition, October 26)
Nanzula Jagaja is a certified HIV and TB community home-based care provider who goes house-to-house making sure people know about the risks and symptoms associated with HIV and TB, and linking them to formal health services.
- Fighting AMR demands collective action (The Observer, November 2)
Authored by Seed Uganda Country Director Dr Bonaventure Ahaisibwe: Uganda is in need of a national action plan that brings together leaders and implementers across relevant sectors to work toward curbing antimicrobial resistance.
- Melinda Gates urges backing for ‘human capital’ of mother and child health (Reuters, November 5)
Melinda Gates told Reuters that she and her husband see the Global Financing Facility, a fund aimed specifically at maternal, newborn, and child health, as an investment in “human capital” that will swiftly show meaningful, measurable results.
- Where are the men? Experts target the missing link in contraception (Reuters, November 14)
Involving men in family planning increases contraceptive use, reducing infant and maternal mortality, as well as the number of unwanted children. All of this frees up women for school or jobs.
- Opinion: The economic case for reproductive rights (Devex, November 20)
Authored by Seed CEO Dr. Vanessa Kerry: Investing in women’s health creates a ripple effect that results in healthy societies on all levels.
- To win combat against HIV worldwide, ‘knowledge is power’, says UNAIDS report (UN News, November 21)
Ahead of World AIDS Day this year, the United Nations issued a report that highlights the critical importance of scaling up HIV testing worldwide.
- Nurses will help turn the promise of universal health care into a reality (STAT News, November 23)
Health is a political choice — and nurses need to be where these choices are made. More nurses are ascending to higher political office than ever before, and they are also rising up the ranks of global health policy workers.
- To end HIV/AIDS, invest in community workers and other health care providers (STAT News, November 30)
Authored by Seed CEO Dr. Vanessa Kerry: Across the HIV care continuum, health workers play essential roles in educating, treating, and supporting patients as they seek to prevent or address HIV infection.
- Why the HIV epidemic is not over (World Health Organization, November 30)
When World AIDS Day was first established in 1988, the world looked very different to how it is today. Now, we have easily accessible testing, treatment, a range of prevention options, including pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP, and services that can reach vulnerable communities.