Tag Archives: child health

MARCH Retreat 2016: An Alumni’s Perspective

LSHTM alumni Magdalena Goyheneix writes about her experience at the 2016 MARCH Retreat Continue reading

Door-to-door vaccinators: risking their lives to help stop the spread of polio in Pakistan

By Svea Closser, Middlebury College In the last two years, more than 60 people have been murdered delivering polio vaccine door-to-door to children in Pakistan. These workers are part of a global effort to eradicate polio; they’re working to create … Continue reading

The power of mobile technology in global health

By Patricia Mechael, Executive Director, mHealth Alliance The earliest insight I gained while studying the use of mobile technology to support global health efforts is that a mobile phone is only as good as the people and services that it … Continue reading

How much more evidence on community case management of pneumonia in sub-Saharan Africa?

By Joan Kalyango Pneumonia is the leading cause of death among children under five years old worldwide, despite being preventable and treatable, mostly due to poor access to care. Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) contributes more than half of the total deaths … Continue reading

Performance-based financing: a magic bullet for health systems change?

By Josephine Borghi For many low- and middle-income country governments it is no longer a question of whether to introduce performance-based funding but how to. This is a result of the large scale promotion and funding of performance-based schemes by … Continue reading