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Topic: Healthcare

July 31st, 2015

Changing Perspectives on Mental Health in Uganda

Guest blogger, Talia Augustine, discusses shortfalls in mental healthcare in Uganda and the role of NGOs in bridging this gap, as well as avenues for policy improvement. Uganda has an estimated population of 40 million people, with approximately 20% of its citizens suffering from mental health disorders....

May 26th, 2015

Uganda’s battle against Tuberculosis hindered by limited health resources and HIV co infection

Tuberculosis (TB) is a curable and preventable disease yet in 2013,  4,100 Ugandans died from TB infection and 7,200 from TB- HIV co infection. With 60 000 new cases expected to occur annually, there have been on-going efforts both at the national and international level to reduce the incidence and mortality rates of TB infection....

February 19th, 2015

New Report: Eastern Burma Health Recovery Decades Away

Press Release by the Health Information System Working Group
A new report, based on the first large-scale health survey in eastern Burma since recent ceasefires, shows some improved health indicators, linked to programming of local ethnic health providers, but highligh

December 3rd, 2014

HART Winter 2014 Newsletter

HART’s Winter Newsletter has been released today! For this edition, we asked our partners for their reflections on 2014, and their hopes for the coming year. This newsletter is full of their remarkable stories, achievements and ideas....

August 21st, 2013

New Developments: Shan Women’s Action Network – Women’s Crisis Support Programme

Shan State in Burma borders China, Laos and Thailand and has a population of approximately 5 million. However due to the violent persecution of ethnic nationals by the Burmese authorities many Shan people have been forced to flee Shan State to neighbouring Thailand....

August 21st, 2013

Update: Community Health and Maternal and Child Health Education in Shan State

The population of Shan State stands at approximately 5 million. Many Shan people have faced violent persecution at the hands of the Burmese military for generations. Years of conflict has also had a devastating impact on basic health and medical care....

July 31st, 2013

Dr Sasa visits UK – Update about HARTs Work in Chin State, Burma

Dr Sasa, the remarkable founder of Health & Hope, recently paid HART a visit. Health & Hope was founded in 2009 and is based upon the simple concept of putting health care and development of remote villages into the hands of their inhabitants. Their vision is to see “villages that are healthy and thriving and self-developed”....
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