Archive for the 'Global Health' Category

Creating and nurturing global networks

Written on January 9, 2018 at 8:52 am

By Roopa Dhatt, Bonnie Koenig and Kelly Thompson

A couple of years ago Bonnie wrote a series of posts on how our concept of networking has changed in a more globally connected world.   We are continuing to see an increase in global networking and in the creation and expansion of new networks. Two new efforts provide interesting examples of how some of these new networks are being created and some of what is being learned.

Civil Society and Testing Change

The Civil Society and Testing Change project is a collaborative effort among a network of organizations and individuals interested in …

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Popular posts of 2017

Written on December 18, 2017 at 1:11 pm

 

 

In case you may have missed them, here are my most popular posts from 2017:

 

  • Five ways to engage internationally in 2017 (January) – just as the title reads, this post encouraged organizations to broaden their horizons by starting the year with some simple ways to engage internationally.  There may be some useful reminders here to jumpstart your 2018 as well!

 

  • Global Health Trends  (April) – a periodic update of a scan of the global health arena I started to do for clients in 2011.

 

  • The State of Impact Assessment (May) – looking at how
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Learning Lessons from Implementation

Written on October 26, 2017 at 8:47 am

The Helping Babies Breathe  (HBB) program, launched as a global collaboration in 2010 had as its first partners the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Laerdal Medical Company of Norway,  the U.S. Agency for International Development’s  (USAID)  Newborn and Maternal Health program, Save the Children, and the U.S. National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD).  It now encompasses numerous additional partners, working in over 80 countries.

Recently I visited three centers in Uganda (in the Kampala area) with staff from Save the Children –Uganda.  All three of these facilities are also testing the Augmented Infant Resuscitator (AIR) which is being …

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The State of Impact Assessment

Written on May 16, 2017 at 8:46 am

 

Why Impact?

As I wrote in the introduction to my book “International Engagement for Impact in a Changing World”:

“We’ve become complacent about outcomes as things we can measure – how many of this or that? We need to push ourselves forward to look at impact as how are lives being changed in positive ways through our efforts?  We need to struggle individually and within our organizations and networks with the concept of impact and what it means to us.  Why do we do what we do?  It’s in the grappling with concepts that we begin to understand their

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Global Health Trends – 2017 Edition

Written on April 12, 2017 at 9:57 am

 

This is an update on short pieces I have done every few years on trends in the Global Health field.  You can see the 2013 update here and the 2011 version here.

From the work that I do with organizations engaged in global health efforts, as well as observing the global health arena, some of the trends I have been noticing in global health over the past few years include:

  1. More holistic thinkers and planners – We continue to see an accelerated understanding of the need for integration of issues and holistic strategies and approaches. Although systems are not
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