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.
In Pakistan, being a female doctor is an act of pride, a symbol of nobleness, and a career that holds value and respect in society. While the majority of graduates of medical college every year are in fact women, after completing their education many women are expected to (and some are forced) to put their careers on hold in order to pursue a family life. Pakistani culture and society want women to play the role of home makers. Therefore, many female doctors are doctors merely in name, but not in practice.
HIV/TB coinfections are a serious global health issue that impact some of the world's poorest populations. Read on in this Database at a Glace report to find out the innovative organizations and initiatives that are working towards reducing the burden of this problem.
Contributor-Dr. Tirumala Santra Mandal, Research & Communication Analyst, iKure
CHMI is excited to release Highlights: Findings from 2015, our annual review of our program database and country partner activities.