June 22, 2018 - In 2017, the Université des Sciences, des Techniques et des Technologies de Bamako (University of Science, Techniques and Technologies of Bamako - USTTB) requested that a 5-day course on using the Lives Saved Tool be integrated into their second year Masters of Public Health curriculum for all three available specializations (nutrition, epidemiology and community health). The course was officially adopted as part of the curriculum on in January 2018, and the first iteration of the course took place from 18-22 June, 2018.
June 8, 2018 – From 4-8 June 2018, two LiST team members travelled to Maputo, Mozambique to lead a training specifically on the potential applications of LiST for nutrition. Task team members of the Plataforma Nacional de Saude Maternal e das Crianças e Nutrição (PNSMCN - National Platform for Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition) of Mozambique’s National Health Observatory attended this training to re-familiarize themselves with the tool, and to look at ways that LiST can be used to analyze performance and plan strategically in Mozambique’s nutrition sector. Representatives from the Instituto Nacional de Saude (INS), UNICEF, the Secretariado Técnico de Segurança Alimentar e Nutricional (SETSAN), the Instituto Superior de Ciências de Saúde (ISCISA) and the Direcção Planificação e Cooperação (MISAU-DPC) actively participated in the 5-day workshop.
November 6, 2017 – Save the Children recently released their report, Fighting for Breath, which urges stakeholders to focus on the prevention and treatment of childhood pneumonia worldwide.
September 10, 2017 – “Expanding the population coverage of evidence-based interventions with community health workers to save the lives of mothers and children: an analysis of potential global impact using the Lives Saved Tool (LiST)” – published online in the Journal of Global Health