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Health

Moderated by Walter Seidel

This topic covers a wide range of issues related to the EU commitment to protect and promote health as a human right for all in the frame of the EC external cooperation. Support to the building of competent health systems, accessibility to basic health services, equity and solidarity values are just some of the principles guiding this cooperation. Maternal and child mortality, the crisis of human resources in the health sector, poverty related diseases and other issues may be addresssed under this topic.

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8 groups and 21 articles on Health. 1744 capacity4dev.eu members interested in Health.

Articles on Health

December 22 2014 by Coordination Team
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The Ebola epidemic has taken many lives, breaking up families and leaving numerous children parentless. But it has also left its mark on the economies of affected countries. In Sierra Leone it has more or less ‘destroyed’ the economy, disrupting all key sectors including agriculture, mining and tourism. Donor support has been too slow to arrive and has not ‘kept pace’ with the disease, according to Alimamy Bangura, Director of the Economic Policy and Research Unit at Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Finance.
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December 17 2014 by Coordination Team
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In May this year the first case of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) was reported in Sierra Leone. Little did we know at that time the major impact this would have on both our programmes and the wider context in which we work. For example, what do you do with your Education programme when schools are closed indefinitely?
Article relevant to the topics: Fragility & Crisis Situations, Health
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December 9 2014 by Coordination Team
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The Ebola outbreak has already taken many lives in Western Africa, and the long-term economic consequences for affected countries are likely to be dramatic. Such crises can easily spiral out of control and affect other parts of the world, including the European Union. So, what is the EU doing to address this major health crisis? And what can we learn from it in order to avoid facing a similar situation in the future?
Article relevant to the topics: Fragility & Crisis Situations, Health
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September 26 2014 by Coordination Team
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Eric Turyasingura chases after a ball made from plastic bags outside his mud-brick home in the mountains of southern Uganda. Yelling in his tribal tongue, Nkore, “Arsenal with the ball! Arsenal with the ball!” he jostles with his younger brothers for possession. The fame of the English soccer club has reached even his little ears. Pretending to be a sports’ star offers a moment of escape from his daily struggles. At five years old, Eric’s tiny body already tells a story of poverty and lost opportunity.
Article relevant to the topics: Children & Youth , Health
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June 5 2014 by Coordination Team
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Roger Martin, chairman of the UK charity Population Matters, says human beings’ impact on the environment depends on two factors: the average ecological footprint of each person, multiplied by the number of people. While the world focuses on how to reduce the former, Mr Martin believes scant attention is being paid to the latter. 
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May 23 2014 by Coordination Team
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Now more than ever Africa needs a steady supply of quality medicine. Not only does the continent bear the burden of 75 percent of the world’s HIV cases and 90 percent of deaths from malaria – it is also facing the spread of non-communicable diseases.
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March 6 2014 by Coordination Team
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In some of the Amazon regions of Peru, it can take up to 10 hours of uncomfortable and expensive travel by boat to reach a hospital. But new technologies are bridging this physical gap and allowing even the most remote forest communities to access a doctor quickly.
Article relevant to the topics: Health, ICT & Space
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February 3 2014 by Coordination Team
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During the European Development Days 2013, there was a strong focus on youth, as the event welcomed for the first time 12 youth ambassadors from around the world, three of whom were 18 or under. Each ambassador was selected to attend a high-level auditorium session where they were encouraged to join the debate by asking questions and sharing their thoughts. To launch Youth Week, two ambassadors, Esther Eshiet and Restanti Waruwu, share their views with capacity4dev.eu on health and nutrition, and how these should be addressed in the post-2015 agenda. 
Article relevant to the topics: Children & Youth , Food & Nutrition Security, Health
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May 31 2013 by Coordination Team
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By training informal workers in the waste management industry, the SNV Netherlands Development Organisation is helping to formalise waste management economy in Mali, and to generate incomes. 
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January 21 2013 by Coordination Team
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On a recent trip to India, Renée Zandvliet, working with EuropeAid’s 'Civil Society and Local Authorities' unit, saw that civil society organisations (CSOs) often play a supportive role in improving the functioning and outreach of public health systems, as well as helping strengthen Human Resources for Health (HRH). As part of capacity4dev.eu's CSOs in India Week, she shares her views.
Article relevant to the topics: Civil Society, Employment, VET & Social Protection, Health
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Created by Walter Seidel (80 members)

Public Group on Health.

Blog posts

Posted November 21 2013 by Coordination Team
Earlier this month, EuropeAid's Deputy Director General Marcus Cornaro visited a number of projects funded by the European Commission in Fiji.  ...
Posted September 3 2013 by Coordination Team
In 2011, the EC and UNAIDS launched a capacity development project to improve the quality and effectiveness of technical support for AIDS responses...
Posted August 20 2012 by Coordination Team
Between September 3rd and 7th 2012, the Africa Regional Seminar for Health and Education will take place in Brussels. EC / EEAS staff members...

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