Archive for 11/2014


After Ebola: supporting frontline health workers

by Sophie Witter and Haja Wurie

The Ebola epidemic is taking a terrible toll on communities in West Africa. In Sierra Leone alone, as of the 2nd of November 2014, 1070 people have died since the outbreak started in May. CDC projections suggest that by January 2015, if nothing is…

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Five ways to make a health programme sustainable

by Altynay Shigayeva and Richard Coker

Substantial international funds are invested in programmes designed to control priority diseases, such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Tensions between the length of time donors’ funding is available and the time required to address public health problems have long been a concern in…

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