Aid Works recently evaluated DFID‘s Ebola Emergency Response Fund in Sierra Leone, as managed by GOAL. This effective and responsive fund filled critical gaps in the response at the height of the Ebola crisis. It provided patient facilities, training for health care workers, ambulances and food/non-food items for households under quarantine. To find out more about the fund, read our report or – if you’re short of time – listen to our podcast.
Aid work is stressful at the best of times, never mind in a sudden crisis. During our field work we’ve found mindfulness sessions really useful and often listen to them to take break from the day-to-day stresses. Envision Hypnotherapy has kindly made this session to help aid workers deal with the strain and work at their best. The session is 14 minutes long. Get yourself somewhere comfortable where you’re unlikely to be disturbed and give it a go.
Aid Works has recently supported the development of the next DFID business case for integrated community case management in South Sudan. While doing so we’ve collected extensive secondary health data, which we thought would be useful to share more widely. To download a summary of the data, visit our Tools & Information page. Continue reading
Listen to this short podcast summarising our evaluation of the DFID Ebola Emergency Response Fund (DEERF), managed by GOAL in Sierra Leone. This effective and responsive fund filled critical gaps in the response at the height of the Ebola crisis. It provided patient facilities, training for health care workers, ambulances and food/non-food items for households under quarantine. Find out:
- what the fund aimed to do
- what our evaluation covered
- what the fund achieved
- what went well, and what could be improved in future responses
To learn more, you can see the full report on our website.
It is estimated that over 1 billion of the world’s most disadvantaged and poor people suffer from at least one neglected tropical disease (NTD), which can significantly affect their physical and emotional wellbeing.
In Mozambique, an estimated 17 million people are infected by lymphatic filariasis caused by worms, with nearly 40,000 people having chronic conditions*. These victims need to be detected and treated, and the role of the local community is fundamental in supporting sufferers. Continue reading
You can’t turn on the TV, radio or open a newspaper at the moment without hearing about Syrian refugees and the ‘European Migrant Crisis’. But did you know that the Syrian conflict has been raging for more than 4 years? Or that less than 10% of Syrians who have fled the conflict have sought safety in Europe – while over 4 million Syrian refugees are registered in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and North Africa (UNHCR – 13th Sept ’15). Or that UNOCHA estimates there are 7.6m internally displaced people in Syria, and that 12.2m people are in need of humanitarian assistance? Or that the majority of the humanitarian response is being implemented by Syrians themselves?
We asked Eba Pasha, humanitarian health worker, to recall her experiences working on the World Health Organisation’s response to the Syrian crisis. Continue reading
Mo recently led a team of specialists (including systems experts from Charlie Goldsmith Associates), to conduct a Health Learning Assessment in South Sudan for USAID, in collaboration with MSI Worldwide. The purpose was to provide USAID with a better understanding of the health needs in South Sudan, to help them reach decisions on improving future programs. Continue reading
Aid Works is working with Save the Children UK to help improve the health information system for their Emergency Surgical Response Unit.
The Unit will function as an emergency resource in the event of a natural disaster causing mass casualties, or in conflict scenarios requiring longer-term trauma, surgical or clinical care support. Continue reading
Mo has just returned from South Sudan, where he was working with the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and the Health Information Systems Programme to support the Ministry of Health (MoH) in exploring the next generation of health systems. During the visit he explored three types of system; hospital information systems, the District Health Information Software 2 and supervisory tools for health facilities. Continue reading