12:59 07/09/2010
Village health team member Tom Okello gives a talk about TB

Health in the Post MDG framework – a new era? Or more of the same?

There’s a lot of talk at the moment about where global health will feature in the Post Millennium Development Goals (MDG) framework. All sorts of high-level consultations are being held and, as a result, a huge number of different health lobbies are vying for position to ensure that their areas of focus are included.

Maternal… Read more »

12:59 07/09/2010
Nurse and patient in a clininc, Sierra Leone

AIDS 2012 Conference needs to deal with the realities of living with HIV

I must confess that as late as Sunday, as the International AIDS Conference (IAC) was opened officially, I kept on asking myself what would be new in this conference that people do not know already.  No, I am not a snob and neither can I say I know everything that is ‘out there’ on… Read more »

12:59 07/09/2010
Volunteer healtcare workers in Uganda

Volunteer healthcare workers – low cost for donors but at what cost to the volunteers?

Yesterday I attended a session at the International AIDS Conference in Washington on building support and capacity for community based HIV and AIDS service delivery.

Distinguished researchers reported proudly how community health programmes across Africa and Asia were being delivered by dedicated community health volunteers in return for incentives such as t-shirts, training… Read more »


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