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Time Has Value: The Hidden Time Costs of Community Health Worker Programs

January 2016 cgdev; Recruiting community members with basic training for health promotion and care delivery is increasingly popular among development programs in low- and middle-income countries. This approach has great appeal: it could boost accountability and local ownership, and reduce program costs. Community Health Workers (CHWs) are also increasingly viewed …

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USA: Most Nurses Dont Follow Staph-Prevention Rules

January 2016 YahooNews; When you seek medical attention, you assume the right procedures have been taken to make sure you receive the safest care possible. But new research has shown that assumption might be misguided. According to a new study published in the American Journal of Infection Control, less than one …

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USA: Its not just Flint that’s poisoned

January 2016 YahooNews; In Flint, Mich., testing has found lead levels of more than 5 micrograms per deciliter of blood in 4 percent of that city’s children. The result is national outrage. In neighborhoods of New Orleans and Boston, New York and Baltimore, across the country in urban pockets much …

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Zika Virus Spreading Explosively

January 2016 YahooNews; The World Health Organization has convened an emergency committee to discuss the “explosive” spread of the Zika virus, which has been linked to thousands of birth defects in Latin America. WHO’s Director General says the virus is “spreading explosively” and “the level of alarm is extremely high.” …

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Woman Develops App to Reduce Mortality Rate in Africa

January 2016 Leadership; Miss Kesandu Nwokolo, a young Nigerian, has developed a mobile phone application to help reduce infant and maternal mortality in Africa. In a statement obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Lagos, the innovative healthcare app would revolutionise the health sector in Nigeria …

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