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Solving Mozambique’s 90-second Health Check-ups with a Workload Tool

08 January 2020

Article by Leah Breen

In most Mozambican health facilities, patients’ time with health professionals is a scarce commodity. When a parent brings their child to a health facility for a “healthy child consultation,” the check-up lasts only 90 seconds on average. Mozambicans living with HIV can expect an outpatient consultation to last 10 minutes. When a woman gives birth […]

International Development Doesn’t Care About Patient Privacy

21 March 2018

Article by Yogesh Rajkotia

This editorial was published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review on March 21, 2018. In 2013, in southern Mozambique, foreign NGO workers searched for a man whom the local health facility reported as diagnosed with HIV. The workers aimed to verify that the health facility did indeed diagnose and treat him. When they could not […]

International Women’s Day 2015 — A Call to Action for Maternal Mortality

22 March 2015

A woman’s risk of death during pregnancy, over a lifetime, in Sub-Saharan Africa is 47 times higher than it is for me, a woman from the United States.1 Millennium Development Goal 5"”reduce maternal mortality by 75% from 1990 to 2015"”is stalled. It is a goal that the development community pays lip service to, but maternal […]

12.12.14 is Universal Health Coverage Day

10 September 2014

The United Nations has endorsed the first ever universal health coverage (UHC) day (http://www.universalhealthcoverageday.org/en/) on December 12th. ThinkWell believes strongly in UHC and is engaged in various research and implementation projects to support countries who are working toward UHC. Funded by the World Health Organization’s Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office (WHO EMRO), ThinkWell conducted research and analysis to identify bottlenecks […]

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