Plans for Palestinians worse than apartheid

If only peace between the Israelis and Palestinians was the objective, with both peoples living side by side as equals. But US President Donald Trump’s so-called Deal of the Century, which is set to be unveiled this week at a workshop in Bahrain, strives to achieve the opposite. There is no deal to be brokered … Continue reading Plans for Palestinians worse than apartheid

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Online and Downloadable Resources for Developing Universities

Hello fellow list members! My name is John Dziak.  I wanted to introduce myself.  I am a statistician working at Penn State University.  On the side, and with encouragement from Valerie Walker of Global Medical Libraries, I compiled a list of free and openly available online books and similar educational researchers that might be useful … Continue reading Online and Downloadable Resources for Developing Universities

PCI’s teamwork supports development of national guidelines in South Sudan

Adopting an iterative, pragmatic approach to guideline writing, the PCI clinical team has just concluded the co-writing of national level treatment guidelines for South Sudan. Drawing on a diverse bank of resources, our collaborative methodology enabled us to rapidly appraise the evidence base and produce high quality guidelines on a breadth of topics within just … Continue reading PCI’s teamwork supports development of national guidelines in South Sudan

Community Health Centres: Operationalizing the Declaration of Astana on Primary Health Care

Community Health Centres (CHCs) are community-oriented primary care (COPC) organizations that deliver health and social services through interprofessional teams, addressing the specific health and social needs of individuals, families and local communities. CHCs involve members of the community in planning and programming, and they employ a multi-sector approach to address social determinants of health. CHCs … Continue reading Community Health Centres: Operationalizing the Declaration of Astana on Primary Health Care

WHO Guideline on health policy and system support to optimize community health worker programmes

“By fully harnessing the potential of community health workers, including by dramatically improving their working and living conditions, we can make progress together towards universal health coverage and achieving the health targets of the Sustainable Development Goals.” Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization The new WHO Guideline on Health policy and system support … Continue reading WHO Guideline on health policy and system support to optimize community health worker programmes

New Online Repository: Adolescents360 Open Source

I am pleased to share a new online resource repository https://a360learninghub.org/a360-resources/ intended to make the design and implementation process of the Gates- and CIFF-funded Adolescents360 project open and learn-able to our larger technical community. Per the announcement below, we hope this will prove useful in our larger collective and ongoing dialogue about meaningful youth engagement … Continue reading New Online Repository: Adolescents360 Open Source

Nature: Seven researchers discuss the challenges posed by science’s embrace of one global language

There is absolutely no doubt that a serious scientist today needs to have a superior level of English. As Michael Gordin states, however, "many economic and geopolitical forces made English the dominant language of research, for better or worse." It is true that "there’s nothing about English that makes it intrinsically better for science than … Continue reading Nature: Seven researchers discuss the challenges posed by science’s embrace of one global language