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Health eVillages launches newest program to team up with Real Medicine Foundation in South Sudan to reduce world’s top maternal mortality rate

Humanitarian organizations deploy mobile resources immediately to save babies’ lives

READING, MA – (November 4, 2014) – No mother should have to die giving life to a child. But in South Sudan a woman has a 1 in 7 chance of dying in pregnancy and childbirth in her lifetime – the highest official maternal mortality rate in the world with 2,054 deaths per 100,000 live births.

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Handout below from World Bank Presentation: Michael Matheke-Fischer presenting at the World Bank Group Annual Meetings last week on Scaling Up Health Services. For more information about the presentation visit the “World Bank Development Marketplace website”

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Michael Matheke-Fischer presenting at the World Bank Group Annual Meetings last week on Scaling Up Health Services. For more information about the presentation visit the World Bank Development Marketplace website.

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from SSMJ:

We are pleased to announce, a little late due to problems with the website, that the August 2014 issue of the South Sudan Medical Journal is now available on our website – http://www.southsudanmedicaljournal.com. You can download it as a PDF or view the individual articles which are listed below.

All previous issues of the journal are on the website in the Archive section, and you can ‘search’ for particular items. We thank everyone who contributed to this issue, and would like to remind you that we welcome articles, case reports, questions, news items and letters to...

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On behalf of the World Bank Group, we would like to invite you for the Seminar on “Scaling up Innovative Solutions to Deliver Healthcare”, on September 25-26, 2014 at Hotel Taj Mansingh, New Delhi.

The Seminar will focus on the inclusive business models for delivering healthcare services and opportunities for public and private sector to collaborate to scale-up such approaches. Experience and innovations from projects in the health sector being implemented by the social enterprises, including under the WBG’s Development Marketplace Program, will be shared. The Development Marketplace program is supporting 14 innovative projects to scale-up delivery of healthcare services...

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Troy D Moon, Tito Jequicene, Meridith Blevins, Eurico José, Julie R Lankford, C William Wester, Martina C Fuchs & Sten H Vermund.

Mobile clinics for increased access to antiretroviral therapy in rural Mozambique: Strategic use to capacitate fixed-site clinics.

Bulletin of the World Health Organization
Volume 92, Number 9, September 2014, 621-696

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Operational Context
The South Sudan’s conflict entered its ninth month with opposition and government troops continuing to engage in battles in Bentiu (Unity State) and Ayod Counties (Jonglei States). The security situation in Bentiu deteriorated sharply, with clashes breaking out in areas surrounding the city. Humanitarian flights were suspended but have now resumed. Tensions remained high within the Protection of Civilians (PoCs) site over poor living conditions and fears of attack. Humanitarian organizations were working closely with community leaders to mitigate tension. In Malakal, Upper Nile State, troop movements were reported with potential clashes feared.

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