Key Partners Establish Road Map to Measure Health Outcomes

Featured Photo:Psychological and Social Work with Survivor and Affected Families in Liberia (UN Photo/Martine Perret) Across the board there has been a global call for a strengthening of health systems particularly in low- and middle-income countries. Now, atop that, key partners including USAID, WHO, and the World Bank along with specific countries have laid out a road map…

[Photos] Diarrhea Interventions That Work in Low Resource Settings

Did you know that diarrhea kills 2,195 children every day more than AIDS, malaria, and measles combined? What’s so disheartening about this statistic is the deaths from diarrhea for children under the age of five are easily prevented by increased breastfeeding, the rotavirus vaccine, and improved sanitation and hygiene and access to clean water. There…

Child Mortality Rates Fall in Sub-Saharan Africa

If you keep up with MDG (Millennium Development Goals) news it would seem unfathomable that a report would emerge from Sub-Saharan African that infant and child mortality has fallen within recent years. The Millennium Development Goal 4 says that child mortality should be reduced by 2/3 in the developing world  by 2015, which comes to…