Emergency & Triage

328 Million Africans Without Safe Water, But Hope Survives

This guest blog was written by Jena Nardella, co-founder and executive director of Blood:Water Mission. Blood:Water Mission, the organization I co-founded, has been working in dozens of countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, including a Kenyan region overlooked by governments, charities and markets. This region, the Marsabit district in the northern part of the country, sits close…

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Responding to the Urban Challenge – World Water Day 2011

The observance of World Water Day this year with its spotlight on urban emergencies – such has the one in Haiti The observance of World Water Day this year with its spotlight on urban emergencies, comes at a time when many humanitarian aid and relief organizations are contemplating – in some cases, studying in-depth –…

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Libya: Addressing Needs of Those Affected by Deadly Clashes

International Medical Corps’ emergency response team has reached Benghazi, Libya International Medical Corps’ emergency response team has reached Benghazi, Libya and is assessing needs of those affected by the violence as well as health structures serving the local population. The team is providing emergency medical care and distributng critcal supplies to local health structures. An…

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Vanderbilt Health Forum Puts Nashville on Global Health Map

NASHVILLE, Tennessee — Last week, Nashville joined Washington, New York and Seattle as an American capital of global health, at least for a day, when the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH) held the third Tennessee Global Health Forum. VIGH is a member of the Global Health Council, and three of us from GHC were here…

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India: In the Forefront of Health Market Innovations

This guest blog was written by Rose Reis, a program officer at Results for Development, which coordinates the Center for Health Market Innovations network at www.HealthMarketInnovations.org. HYDERABAD, India — Hyderabad’s nerve center for the now-national emergency telephone number 108 was a hive of activity, featuring yellow and orange chairs surrounded by low walls in a sprawling…

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A Growing Threat of Communicable Disease in Pakistan

This week marks approximately one month after devastating floods raged through Pakistan, killing more than 1,600 people. Nearly 18 million people have been affected by the floods; over 6 million need access to humanitarian assistance, including food, water, housing and health care. Approximately one-fifth of the country is still underwater and flood waters have decimated…

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And the Winner is … GHESKIO

This is a guest blog by John Donnelly of Burness Communications from the World Assembly in Geneva. GENEVA, Switzerland – Global Health President and CEO Jeffrey L. Sturchio announced Monday night that the Haitian health organization GHESKIO was the tenth winner of the Gates Award for Global Health. Standing on a stage in a Geneva ballroom,…

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