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Policy & Systems
Devex: Jim Kim thinks more donors should leverage their funds “…Speaking at a breakfast event Thursday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, [World Bank President Jim] Kim made a pitch to global health donors, asking them to consider channeling their funds through the Global Financing Facility for maternal and child health, which promises…More
NIH Fogarty International Center: Global Health Matters The most recent issue of the Fogarty International Center’s newsletter contains various articles addressing global health issues, including a profile of Paul Farmer’s advocacy of global health equity and an article examining the use of “big data” in infectious disease surveillance and modeling (January/February 2017).
Devex: Opinion: What the development community can expect from Davos Raj Kumar, founding president and editor in chief of Devex “It is a feature of the importance of the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting — gathering again in the Swiss resort of Davos this week — that it perennially becomes drawn into the zeitgeist of…More
January 18, 2017 In India, one state is vigorously testing how mSakhi can help frontline health workers better serve its most challenging district. As the election dates have just been declared for Uttarakhand along with Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Goa, and Manipur, this is as good a time as any to shine a spotlight on an exciting initiative Uttarakhand has embarked on. A new state formed in 2000 (which is fairly young in the Indian federal scheme of things), and its challenges are unique. From limited revenue sources (tourism, its mainstay, has taken a hit since the 2013 flash floods; hence it is dependent on central assistance massively) to a hilly terrain and lack of trained personnel, the state has many hurdles. Human Resource Challenges in Health In the case of health care, the challenges get amplified considering the human resources in health shortage has reached crisis levels pan India
Oxfam America’s “Politics of Poverty”: Upholding women’s and girls’ rights is an essential part of U.S. foreign aid. Will the Trump administration agree? Rebecca Rewald, coordinator for aid and agriculture at Oxfam America, discusses U.S. Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson’s confirmation hearings and highlights his remarks supporting women’s empowerment and gender equity programs.
World Bank’s “Investing in Health”: Healthy women are the cornerstone of healthy societies Patricio Marquez, lead health specialist for the Global Tobacco Control Initiative at the World Bank, and Melanie Walker, senior adviser to the president and director of the World Bank Group’s Delivery Unit, discuss the role of investing in women and girls, writing,…More
January 10, 2017 Four proactive approaches health care organizations can take to boost overall standing and salaries for women in health care. January 11 is International Parity at Work Day, and organizations around the world struggle to bridge the gap between salaries and work conditions between men and women. In no place is this gap more significant than the health care industry. Per Modern Healthcare, although 8 out of 10 professionals in the United States health care industry are women, 9 out of 10 CEOs in the health sector are men.
The Hill: International aid can remain beyond politics Kate Schecter, president and CEO of World Neighbors, Inc. “…[I]t’s important to understand that the majority of U.S. international aid programs — public and private — are not charity. Unlike charity, these programs are not meant to be providing aid indefinitely. Rather than perpetually alleviating the suffering…More
The Hill: Trump’s biggest impact: Global health financing Nick Seymour, student at Harvard College “…If the U.S. government is to deliver on common sense effective global health programs, leadership on the issue must come from our next president. A little over a year ago, I traveled with a group of student activists from Boston to…More
Business Insider: Barbara Bush: Health care should not be political “Former first daughter Barbara Bush (George W. Bush’s daughter) has spent the last seven years trying to get more millennials involved with global health issues — a mission she doesn’t believe should be associated with politics at all. Bush, 35, is the CEO and co-founder…More
Ben Huntley / Partners In HealthThe newborns rest at Partners In Health-supported J.J. Dossen Hospital in Liberia earlier this month. On a hot and humid Monday in early December, 28-year-old Elizabeth Sieh climbed the handful of stairs to her neighborhood health center in southern Liberia and nurses in the admitting area could tell, immediately, that this was no ordinary pregnancy. The petite woman’s belly was really big.
Cosmopolitan: Trump’s Presidency Could Be Life-Threatening to Women All Over the World “…For women around the world, a Donald Trump/Mike Pence administration spells a policy of active hostility to reproductive rights and using U.S. dollars to hold other countries hostage to American abortion politics. For women who aren’t American and who had no say in…More