Also In Global Health News: Water Purification In Kenya; Indonesian Malaria Program; Health Worker Shortages In Africa
Water Purification Unit Aims To Deliver Clean Water To Rural Kenyans
Business Daily reports on new water purification unit that can make 45,000-75,000 litres of potable water daily. Multi Purpose Industries, which is marketing the purifier, has installed one in a market in Kenya. The company will work with the Ministry of Local Government to help provide clean water in slums and rural areas (Otini, 5/20).
Integrated Program In Indonesia Reduces Malaria Deaths
IRIN looks at a malaria program in eastern Indonesia that links "efforts to fight the mosquito-borne disease to maternal and child healthcare." According to the news service, "[b]y integrating [malaria] prevention, diagnosis and treatment with antenatal care and child immunisation [in one area of the country], the number of malaria deaths plummeted" (5/20).
10 African Countries With Health Worker Shortages
IRIN has a list of 10 African countries that are "critically short of skilled" health workers. "The WHO's baseline estimate for achieving health-related MDGs is at least 23 health workers per 10,000 people against an average of 13 in Africa," the news service writes. The countries on the list, which includes specific data, are: Burundi, Chad, Ethiopia, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Niger, Sierra Leone, Somalia and Tanzania (5/19).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.