Topic — Health

Real-time Info System Developed to Halt Spread of Ebola

Field Note — Published .

Although the Ebola epidemic that raged in West Africa has largely disappeared from headlines in recent months, it was only a couple of weeks ago that the last country still battling the epidemic, Guinea, was declared Ebola-free, a full two years after the disease started spreading in December 2013. (Photo above: Contact tracers in Conakry attend

MVP Releases New Tools to Help Train Community Health Workers

Field Note — Published .

Community health workers (CHW) – locally hired, community-based cadres quickly trained to deliver preventive and curative health services at the household level – are a critical component of the MVP health system model. The goal of the MVP CHW Program is to significantly reduce child and maternal mortality by delivering life-saving health interventions and creating

Mobile Health Tools Help Prevent Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV

Field Note — Published .

Community-based Mobile Health Tools Can Improve Antenatal Care and Postnatal Care Adherence and Foster Efforts around Prevention of Mother-to-Child transmission of HIV Researchers find significant changes in health-seeking behavior and make strides to eliminating vertical HIV transmission Vertical transmission of HIV remains a significant challenge in resource-limited settings today. The number of children living with

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