Utah Valley Global Health Group

A blog about global health for those living in Utah Valley and their friends.

Archive for August, 2007

“Eldis”

Posted by chads on August 18, 2007

I stumbled across this website this morning. Eldis is part of the Institute of Development Studies in Sussex, England, and “aims to share the best in development, policy, practice and research.” There are over 18,000 documents free to download from it’s website, and they are organized into over 20 subjects. (I will be visiting health systems often.)

“The aim of Eldis is to:

* support the documentation, exchange and use of evidence-based development knowledge
* communicate this knowledge effectively through a range of appropriately designed services, using the Internet (web and email) as the main communication medium for delivery
* reach audiences of researchers, development practitioners and policy formers at national and international levels
* play a role in the processes of evidence-based policy formation
* provide this information and services free of charge at point of use”

Looks like a great resource!

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“Global Health Issues and Challenges”

Posted by chads on August 18, 2007

I spent this morning (while cleaning the bathroom!?!) listening to “Global Health Issues and Challenges,” a panel discussion put on by WBGH. I recommend it because it addresses many of the important global health issues: urgency, feasibility, health systems development (simple management and leadership needs as opposed to high-tech problems). The discussants were involved in a PBS documentary, Rx for Survival, which I also highly recommend.

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RESULTS Meeting

Posted by chads on August 11, 2007

The Provo RESULTS group will meet today in the social work conference room, 2198 SFSB, on BYU campus. Hope to see you there!

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