Health

Afghanistan Vs. Polio

The WHO and the International Committee of the Red Cross have made allies of the Taliban in bringing polio vaccines to Afghan children.

The Wall Street Journal recently published a fascinating article on polio vaccinations in Afghanistan. The WHO and the International Committee of the Red Cross have made allies of the Taliban in bringing polio vaccines to Afghan children. Vaccinators in Afghanistan now carry a letter from Mullah Omar, the supreme leader of the Taliban, supporting the vaccination campaign.

UNAIDS and the Millennium Villages

A new effort from UNAIDS and the Millennium Village Project to prevent the mother-to-child transmission of HIV is intriguing.

I just saw this interesting press release from UNAIDS, discussing a joint Millennium Villages Project/UNAIDS effort to fight mother-to-child transmission of HIV. I am intrigued.

Congrats to our Friends at Nothing But Nets

Folks may recall that prior to the new years I posted a PSA about an end of year campaign from our friends at Nothing But Nets. Via Adrianna Logalbo, good news!

Folks may recall that prior to the new years I posted a PSA about an end of year campaign from our friends at Nothing But Nets.  Via Adrianna Logalbo, good news!

Reducing Child Marriage in India

UNICEF profiles thirteen-year-old Arfa Khatun, who refused when her parents tried to commit her to marriage.

UNICEF just published a success story on female education in India, and it’s inspiring. It profiles thirteen-year-old Arfa Khatun, who refused when her parents tried to commit her to marriage, and her parents accepted that refusal. That’s pretty amazing, especially in West Bengal, where almost half of marriages involve girls under 18.

Global Health: Rounding Up the Round-Ups

A handy guide to the major year-end global health lists.

I am not going to write you a year end round-up for 2009. Other people are doing an excellent job of that. So, instead, I offer you the best global health year-end round-ups of the year – a round-up of the round-ups:

Advances in Maternal Health: Fetal Heart Rate Monitor


Quite often, information about new health technologies for use in the field cross my desk and I feel as though I get a glimpse of the future—a better, healthier and more secure future at that. The most recent device, Freeplay Energy's Fetal Heartrate Monitor, couldn't have had better timing.

The gel that would prevent HIV transmission

Picture of generic gel (not the actual molecular condom). Photo credit: Flickr/Darwin Bell

Outreach, health and SMS in Ukraine

Earlier this year, IATP Ukraine launched three pilot projects using FrontlineSMS. In this, the thirteenth in our series of FrontlineSMS guest posts, Yuriy Selyverstov - the Dnipropetrovsk Representative from the Internet Access and Training Program (IATP) - describes two of the projects

Radio Station Building Project

Radio Station Building Project

Country
Indonesia

Programme Summary


This Indonesia-wide radio station building project is being implemented by Indonesian radio news agency, KBR68H, together with an Indonesian non-profit called the Indonesian Association for Media Development (PPMN), and supported by the Media Development Loan Fund (MDLF).

GeoAméricas Project

GeoAméricas Project

RegionCaribbean, Latin America

Programme Summary

This project uses geographic information systems (GIS) to present cultural, tourist, educational, environmental, and health-related sites and sources of information in coordination with local institutions and authorities.

Teenage Health Freak

Teenage Health Freak

CountryUnited Kingdom (UK)
RegionGlobal, Western Europe

Programme Summary

Teenage Health Websites Limited is an interactive web-based initiative launched by two United Kingdom (UK) physicians who are authors of the "Diary of a Teenage Health Freak" series.

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