The first case of local, vector-borne transmission of the Zika virus in the Americas was identified in May 2015 in Brazil. By July 2016, the virus had spread to nearly all Zika-suitable transmission zones in the Americas, including the majority of countries and territories in the Latin America and the Caribbean region. Governments in the […]
In Honduras, the USAID-funded Health Finance and Governance project assessed country capacity to conduct vector control and entomological monitoring of Aedes mosquitoes, the primary vector of the virus. The assessment was conducted from June 29 to July 8, 2016, and sought to appraise current capacities, identify strengths and weaknesses in these capacities, and recommend countermeasures, […]
This article was originally published in the May 2016 issue of Human Resources for Health. Factors that influence performance of community health workers (CHWs) delivering health services are not well understood. A recent logic model proposed categories of support from both health sector and communities influence CHW performance and program outcomes.
Recently, USAID sponsored a course for more than 40 delegates from the Ministries of Health and Finance from the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, El Salvador and Peru to learn about strategies for progressing toward Universal Health Coverage and advancing maternal and child health. The workshop, which took place in Panama City, Panama, focused on the challenge […]
Resource Type: Report Authors: Ricardo Bitran, and Alejandra Burgos Published: 9/1/2012 Resource Description: Alcanzar la cobertura universal en salud (CUS) es una aspiración social fundamental de la mayoría de los países en desarrollo, pero esta plantea grandes desafíos en materia de políticas públicas. Este es el tema que aborda la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS), en su […]