Health Systems

Health Literacy, Health Systems

For Those Who May Die One Day: The Choice Model

I have some terrible news: each and every one of us is going to die one day. I know, I know, but the research is clear and the stories seem legitimate. Not that you would necessarily know it.  We spend a lot of time and money avoiding death.  We construct images of pain and severe suffering […]

Health Systems, Maternal and Child Health

Revolutionizing Maternity Care in Georgia

How Georgia revolutionized maternity care and reduced maternal mortality by 40%. Despite the Soviet Union’s claim to have outstanding health care, reality was very different. At the fall of the Soviet Union, and for many years after, Georgia had a surprisingly high maternal mortality ratio. Maternity care was inhumane and, at times, even harmful for […]

Health Systems

A Day in the Life of an Urban Health Extension Professional

Genzebe Tumoro narrates her life story as an urban health extension professional in this photo diary. Ethiopia’s Federal Ministry of Health (MoH) has recognized that the delivery of public health information and services in urban settings is less than optimal and has developed an urban program that builds on the success of Ethiopia’s rural Health Extension […]