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World Pneumonia Day 2014 – Universal Access to Pneumonia Prevention and Care

As we commemorate another World Pneumonia Day this November 12, we must acknowledge and mourn the children still dying from what is a largely preventable, or otherwise treatable, illness. Pneumonia is still the #1 infectious killer of children under age 5 globally, responsible for nearly 1 million child deaths annually. Continue reading

Delivering Life-Saving Medicines Through Mobile

An important but often overlooked issue in the global health space is the need to strengthen the medical supply chain, ensuring medicine and medical supplies are available in hospitals, clinics and communities when they are needed. Sounds easy, right? But in developing countries this is a major issue, making it difficult to provide basic health services to patients. Continue reading

Taking the Pulse of cStock

It’s a great measure of success when an mHealth system like cStock gains Ministry of Health support to scale up nationwide. This happened for cStock, the community health worker (CHW)-driven mobile and web-based LMIS developed by the SC4CCM project in Malawi. But even systems with full stakeholder support need to be continuously assessed and managed for data quality, in order to remain relevant and viable for and by users. Continue reading