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New Report Highlights Benefits from Investments in CHW Programs

July 2015 mdghealthenvoy; A report released this week at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development found that there is a strong case for investing in Community Health Worker (CHW) programs as part of integrated health systems. The report, “Strengthening Primary Health Care through Community Health Workers: Investment Case …

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Modern housing reduces malaria risk

July 2015 lshtm; Housing improvements could reduce malaria cases by half in some settings, according to research published in Malaria Journal. As mosquitoes become resistant to insecticides and malaria parasites become resistant to drugs, researchers looked at how making changes to houses might contribute to tackling the deadly disease. Researchers …

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NIGERIA: Nation Marks One Year Free From Polio

July 2015 DW; The last registered case of polio in Nigeria occurred in the Sumaila district of Kano state in the north. It brought to six the total number of cases in 2014, a sharp decline from 338 recorded in 2009, according to figures from the World Health Organization (WHO). …

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Poor Health Systems Hamper Fight Against Tropical Diseases

July 2015 SciDevNet; Many developing countries still lack the infrastructure to dispense drugs against neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), with up to US$300 million a year needed to address this, according to a report. The progress report on the London Declaration, a 2012 commitment by a coalition of governments, health organisations …

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