Tag Archive: Child health

Jun 15

What really happens when you get rid of those old CDs?

The other day I was cleaning out my room and found a pile of old CDs that I no longer had any use for (Hanson and I parted ways a long time ago). Now, I know what I’m supposed to do when I want to get rid of old electrics and the like: recycle them. …

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Nov 21

Reexamining Community Health Workers

It’s not the newest intervention, but the use of community health workers has always been one of my favorite topics to research. The idea behind a community health worker program is elegantly simple- train local men and women to provide health and hygiene education, and to assist in births or treat simple medical problems. By …

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Feb 23

Increasing Hospital Births in India

In 2005, India introduced Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY), an innovative program intended to reduce maternal and neo-natal mortality by providing women with cashincentives to give birth in a health facility. Currently, India ranks first in the number of maternal and under-5 deaths, with 68,000 women dying each year due to complications during or after childbirth. …

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