Tag: sustainability

Protecting the Environment for Future Generations

Photo of a man diving into the Ganga river was taken by Sudipto Das, WHO (2007) September 26th is World Environmental Health Day, and this year the theme is protecting the environment for the health and safety of children.  The evidence connecting environmental health with population health are well documented.  Some...

Engaging Health Systems by Improving Access to Health Information   

GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES Citizen Journalist: Sanskriti Sasikumar Artwork by Charles Isabirye for Partnerships in Health Information. Retrieved from: http://www.phiinafrica.org/ Knowledge empowers individuals to make informed choices. However, in our search for the perfect solution to improve global health, we rarely speak...

Creating demand for an ap-peel-ing shift in global trade economies

Today as we mark the 45th Earth Day, we are reminded of the power of all small ‘acts of green’, from local to global contributions that we as global citizens can make to broaden, diversify and activate the environmental movement. Our latest Global Health Writes article by Anneliese Arno takes a similar approach,...

Understanding the dilemma of access to medicines requires more than shifting the blame of affordability

GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES Citizen Journalist: Sanskriti Sasikumar A patient being treated for MDR-TB by MSF in India holds his daily medications (Sami Silva; MSF 2014) Pharmaceutical companies are cold-hearted, profiteering misanthropes that care not for the people they provide but for the pockets they fill. Although there...

IFGH 2012: Effectiveness and Sustainability of an Integrated Care Group Model in Delivering Community Health Services

by globalhealth on Jan 29, 2012 in Conference Abstracts
Community-based behaviour change communication (BCC) is key to improving household health practices. The Care Group model is an effective method of delivering BCC, resulting in improved health behaviours. The traditional Care Group model requires significant external support, traditionally provided by paid NGO...

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