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Field-testing of our newborn care videos gets underway

We are now in post-production of a third of the 35 vignettes in our newborn care series.  These videos focus on newborn skills and management of newborn problems, and are based on filming at two of our international clinical sites. In April, we partnered with the Maternal and Newborn Centers of Excellence Program in the Dominican […]

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Cholera Epidemic Strikes West and Central Africa

UNICEF News Note Dakar/Geneva; October 11, 2011 UNICEF fights “one of the worst ever” cholera outbreaks in West and Central Africa UNICEF is calling for a redoubling of efforts to combat cholera outbreaks that are claiming lives and affecting large numbers of people across West and Central Africa. This year has seen more than 85,000 reported cases of […]

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More Education and Training Needed to Save Newborns

The Guardian Sarah Boseley; August 31, 2011 Newborn deaths put millennium development goal under threat As more older children survive, slower progress in cutting death rates among babies in the first weeks of life is putting the goal of reducing child deaths by two-thirds in jeopardy Children under the age of five are increasingly likely to survive in poor […]

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Ongoing Need for Cholera Education in Haiti

Press Release from the Center for Economic and Policy Research Date:  August 18, 2011 Contact:  Dan Beeton, 202-239-1460 Web address:  http://www.cepr.net/index.php/press-center/ Thousands of Lives Could Be Saved, and Haiti’s Cholera Epidemic Managed, With Greater Treatment and Prevention Efforts, CEPR Paper Finds Recent Cholera Spike Was “Entirely Predictable,” Yet Treatment Efforts Fell Off Washington, D.C.  A new paper from the Center for Economic […]

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Cholera Animation Nearing Completion

When the cholera epidemic struck Haiti in October 2010, we quickly began working on a film that would educate people as to how cholera is transmitted, how people could protect themselves from the disease, and what steps to take if they did get sick. Our goal was to convey reliable information with simple visual messages […]

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Filming for Our Newborn Care Video Series Gets Underway

In April, cameras started rolling for our newborn care video pilot project in the Dominican Republic. This effort was the result of months of careful planning and preparation and assisted by continued donor support. Site assessments were conducted in 2010 and after making a successful connection with Carlos J. Cuellar, MD, Chief of Party of […]

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Good Works: Nonprofit educates world’s health workers

From the Burlington (VT) Free Press — 12/13/2010 “Waitsfield’s Deborah Van Dyke has been fighting for global health care change since 1989. Having worked internationally — much of the time with Doctors Without Borders, Van Dyke has seen many lives lost needlessly due to lack of health care knowledge. “She decided to take action and […]

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Harvard’s Julio Frenk talks about training health workers

Julio Frenk is Dean of the Harvard School of Public Health. November 2010 — In the video above, HSPH Dean Julio Frenk answers questions about a new commission report that calls for major reform in the training of doctors and other healthcare professionals to equip them for the 21st century. (8:19) The Lancet press release […]

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Impacting the Millennium Development Goals for health

Although the need for improved health care in the developing world has been recognized at the highest administrative levels, little progress has been made in reaching frontline providers who are crucial to this effort. In September 2000, world leaders adopted the United Nations Millennium Declaration, committing their nations to a new global partnership to reduce […]

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