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Global HEALTH Act National Call-in Day: How Your Organization/School Can Participate

05/03/2010

As of today, the global health community has secured seven co-sponsors for the Global HEALTH Act: Reps. John Conyers (MI), Lynn Woolsey (CA), Raul Grijalva (AZ), Keith Ellison (MN), John Garamendi (CA), Fortney Pete Stark (CA) and Diane Watson (CA).

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Maternal Mortality: A Right to Health Approach Will Ensure Integrated Services and Save Lives

04/27/2010

The article "Maternal mortality for 181 countries, 1980-2008: a systematic analysis of progress towards Millennium Development Goal 5," released in The Lancet last week, records a global reduction in maternal mortality rates.

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Representative Barbara Lee on the Global HEALTH Act

04/20/2010

You are not the only one encouraging your Congressperson to co-sponsor the Global HEALTH Act. Representative Barbara Lee sent a letter to all her Congressional colleagues last week, urging them to support the bill.

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Uganda's Health Workforce Crisis: A Conversation with Mitterand Kiirya

04/15/2010

The health workforce crisis in Uganda is immense. Uganda is reportedly losing at least 1,400 skilled professionals each year, and there are only 29,000 medical personnel in a country of 31 million people.

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Take Action: Tell your Congressperson to co-sponsor the Global HEALTH Act

04/07/2010

The statistics are shocking. Malawi has only 260 doctors to care for a population of 13 million. The city of Washington, DC--home to 600,000 people--has about twice as many physicians as the entire country of Ethiopia, home to 80 million.Today, as we celebrate World Health Day, the health workforce crisis remains one of the greatest hurdles to realizing the right to health for all in developing countries.

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