Alliance News Digest

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WEEK OF 28 august 2009

News from the Global Health Workforce Alliance

AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST

  • Finding Solutions - Health-e, SA
    Five of the eight goals are health-related, and include the eradication of hunger and extreme poverty; gender equality; reduced maternal and child mortality and combat HIV/AIDS and malaria.

ASIA AND PACIFIC

  • Communication 'the key' - Fiji Times, Fiji
    BEING an effective communicator is one of the skill training introduced to public health care workers as they try and change people's behaviour to live a healthy lifestyle.

NORTH AMERICA

  • Canada's latest flu challenge: distribution - Globe & Mail, Canada
    At least two provinces, British Columbia and Alberta, are considering enlisting pharmacists to administer injections, but questions remain as to whether this would be sufficient – and whether the lag in delivering vaccine betrays a shortfall in government planning.
  • Safer Blood Collection For Africa - Voice of America
    Health care workers who perform those vital tests in Sub-Saharan countries will be better protected thanks to a new initiative by the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, and a leading global medical technology company, Becton, Dickinson and Company.

EUROPE

LATIN AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN

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