Contributor- Dr. Tirumala Santra Mandal & Tanusree Mazumdar, iKure Techsoft Pvt. Ltd.
Irrational medicine use is one of global health's most dangerous phenomenons and can cause many people to suffer from treatable and preventable causes. Fortunately, global health innovators are designing programs to combat this issue. CHMI interviewed managers from programs across the globe to understand the challenges and successes with combating irrational medicine use. Click to read the in-depth look.
Texts cite the earliest evidence of inoculation was in 1000 CE China. Since then, humans have long tried to conquer infectious diseases with immunizations, and following the modern innovation of the vaccine by Edward Jenner in 1796, scientists, program implementers, and healthcare workers have saved millions of lives with this world-altering technology.11 In honor of World Immunization Week, read about five infectious diseases that programs in the CHMI database are successfully vaccinating against.
Recently, much of the world’s attention has been drawn to the threat of the Zika virus. The global attention is due to a number of reasons: we are learning more about the disease every day, and it has been associated with birth defects when pregnant women are infected.
Monitoring and Evaluation practices are a huge part of a why global health organizations are successful. Read on to learn about CHMI Plus Gold Programs that overcame challenges in the field to report their impact on human health.
On Tuesday, March 22, the University of California at San Francisco's Global Health Group hosted a webinar on financial sustainbility in healthcare programs.
For many CHMI programs, Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) is a high priority for achieving operational success. M&E provides managers with better means for learning from past experiences, improving health service delivery, planning and allocating resources, and demonstrating results. Within the development community, there is often a very strong focus on results—yet there is also concern that effective M&E processes are expensive and resource-heavy.