In Case You Missed It: New and Noteworthy This Week

This weekly blog series is a roundup of recent news items and developments that I found interesting and would like to share.

Please see the Institute of Medicine workshop report on improving quality of care in low and middle income countries. This is one of our key focus areas.

Please see this story of dramatic improvement in maternal mortality in the country of Georgia. The results reflect ten years of thoughtful work. New Study Shows Forty Percent Decrease in Maternal Mortality in the Country of Georgia

This is a very interesting report on patient engagement. Consumer Power to Build Better Health Systems: Global Perspectives in Integrating the Consumer Voice Across Health Systems

See this interesting debate on the role of genomic medicine in global health. Is Precision Medicine the Route to a Healthy World?

This is an excellent article on elder care homes, with an emphasis on design for people with cognitive impairment. Excellence in Design: Optimal Living Space for People With Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias

Please see the report Senior Living 2015 Survey. It is excellent.

Please see this interesting book. How AIDS Changed Everything — MDG6: Fifteen Years, Fifteen Lessons of Hope From the AIDS Response

Please see this interesting article. It is relevant to much of the work we do. Lessons in Global Health: Let Poor Countries Run Their Own Programs