Cholera is a potentially fatal bacterial infection of the small intestine that causes severe diarrhea and dehydration. The disease is most often transmitted through the consumption of infected food or water. The water might be contaminated by the feces of an infected person or untreated sewage, and food might be contaminated by contaminated water or if prepared by an infected person.
Supply chain management is the management of a network of interconnected businesses involved in the ultimate provision of products and services required by customers. Many problems in developing countries today are problems of access to the existing resources. Programs that are aimed at promoting health and development often struggle because of a lack of transportation and supply of the resources needed to implement the programs. For example, a family planning program's success depends on a well-managed supply chain for the delivery of contraceptives.
Humanitarian aid is material or logistical assistance provided for humanitarian purposes, typically in response to crises. The primary objectives of humanitarian aid are to save lives, alleviate suffering, and maintain human dignity.
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Injectable contraceptives — primarily in the form of depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) — are rapidly becoming the most popular modern contraceptive in sub-Saharan Africa. They are safe, effective, convenient and they can be used discreetly, without a partner's knowledge. For these reasons the potential demand for DMPA is high in Madagascar and elsewhere.
mHealth is the use of mobile technology to improve health outcomes. The opportunities to use mHealth are evolving rapidly, but they all provide a tool to support your goals- supporting and improving health outcomes in developing countries, while complementing or transforming current methods. Learn more about mHealth and the possibilities it provides through K4Health's mHealth Toolkit!