The ubiquitous mobile phone – and the many apps which are so commonplace in our lives – have been playing a critical role in the improvement of health and in the spreading of health information over the past few years. Monitoring medications, reminders for health appointments and directions to nearby clinics make it so much […]
Author Archive for: Susan Leibtag | HC3 Communications Specialist
About Susan Leibtag | HC3 Communications Specialist
Susan Leibtag, formerly Deputy Chief of the Media/Materials Clearinghouse (M/MC) under the Health Communication Partnership project, is now working with the Health COMpass team on the collection and connection aspects of the resource.
Susan was instrumental in the development and growth of the M/MC for more than two decades, and then served as Senior Knowledge Management Advisor for CCP. Her expertise is in special collections, user services, and health communication.
Entries by Susan Leibtag | HC3 Communications Specialist
In this world of instant information, data beyond counting and websites that know what you are looking for before you type in a single word, it seems we still find ourselves (or perhaps even more often find ourselves) needing help….from a real honest to goodness live human being. We search, we go from link to […]
Dengue emerged as a worldwide problem in the 1950s, and is endemic in Puerto Rico and in Latin America, Southeast Asia and the Pacific islands. It is a leading cause of death in those areas. Dengue is transmitted by female mosquitoes mainly of the species Aedes aegypti and, to a lesser extent, Ae. albopictus. This mosquito also transmits chikungunya, […]
After more than 20 years of civil strife that crippled services, caused internal displacement and eroded traditional social and family structures, the people of northern Uganda were ready for changes that would improve their families and communities in the face of considerable sexual and reproductive health challenges and widespread gender-based violence and bring about long-term well-being. In […]
It’s World Health Worker week. Think about it – service providers, each and every day, need to be able to deal with patients of all types, such as: The worrier – clients who are worried about change – perhaps they want to get tested for HIV, or use a modern method of family planning, or […]
The Rift Valley Province’s abortion-related outpatient deaths have been the highest in Kenya since 2003. Post-abortion care became an urgent priority.
Tremendous strides have been made in the past several decades in saving the lives of mothers and children. The numbers of those dying has decreased dramatically, thanks to the tireless efforts of governments, international organizations, communities, and individual households. Yet, with all of this progress, the numbers are still unacceptably high. In 2015: 5.9 million […]
AIDS is now the leading cause of death among adolescents (aged 10–19) in Africa and the second most common cause of death among adolescents globally. As outlined in the 2015 PEFPAR Technical Considerations, adolescents living with HIV (ALHIV) need assistance to address stigma (both internal and external) and ongoing support for treatment adherence and retention.
The Child Health-focused sessions at the SBCC Summit offer a wide variety of perspectives on how to reach parents, how to reach people who influence them and how to use the latest technology to do both. Beginning on Monday, February 8, the session From the Pulpit to the People explores the many ways in which faith leaders […]
Health professionals were not the only people shocked at the announcement on many news outlets that women living in El Salvador, as well as other countries where Zika virus has been prevalent, should avoid getting pregnant for at least two years. It is likely that young women and mothers worldwide had never heard a warning so […]
In the next few days, hundreds of family planning (FP) professionals will be making their way to Bali, Indonesia to attend the International Conference on Family Planning. Many will be presenting, discussing and debating the issue of providing young people with a variety of contraceptive options. One of those options, and one which is gaining […]
- Social and behavior change considerations for areas transitioning from high and moderate to low, very low and zero malaria transmissionJanuary 18, 2018 - 10:11 am
- Smart Client and Smart Couple: Digital Health Tools to Empower Women and Couples for Family PlanningOctober 19, 2017 - 4:15 pm
- Celebrating the Seeds of Change in GuatemalaSeptember 26, 2017 - 3:19 pm
- HC3 Nigeria’s Chizoba Onyechi Named as 120 Under 40 Family Planning ChampionSeptember 12, 2017 - 12:54 pm
- HC3 Côte d’Ivoire and Partners Celebrate their SuccessesSeptember 5, 2017 - 12:09 pm
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