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Are There Real Best Buys in Global Health?

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On the front line against drug-resistant malaria

This audio slideshow explains how a Thai research centre is fighting a more-dangerous strain of the parasite.

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Myanmar’s moment: reaching millions to improve health

By Neeraj Mistry, managing director of the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases Myanmar’s democratic transition and peace and reconciliation process offer the country a unique opportunity…

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Global Health Forum To Discuss Acceleration Of Product Development, Delivery

In the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists” blog, Trevor Mundel, president of global health at the foundation discusses this week’s Global Health Product Development Forum, which will convene in Seattle “to discuss how funders, researchers, NGOs, and private-sector companies can work together to accelerate the development and delivery of life-saving products.” Mundel writes,…More


The Daily Impact: Acute Malnutrition Risk for 250k Children in South Sudan

April 23, 2014 UNICEF warns that the current crisis in South Sudan is placing 250,000 children at risk of dying from malnutrition, warns UNICEF. From VOA: UNICEF spokesman Christophe Boulieroc told VOA more than 3.7 million people in South Sudan are at high risk of not getting enough to eat.  Among them, he said are 740,000 children under age five.  “This means that if nothing is done to increase, to scale up the action against malnutrition – that means that 50,000 children under five could die unless they benefit from treatment …  But, the violence is really worsening the situation in this regard,” he said. UNICEF staff report many people are resorting to eating wild foods, such as bulbs and grasses. They warn the continuing conflict between the government and rebels is forcing more people to flee their homes. If the violence persists, it notes farmers might miss the planting season, which would increase child malnutrition to heights never seen before.


Are There Real Best Buys in Global Health?

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Read the full post here: Are There Real Best Buys in Global Health?


Global leaders show unprecedented support for maternal and child health

In September 2013, World Bank, UNICEF, USAID, Norway committed an unprecedented $1.15 billion over the next three years to advance progress toward Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5, and to get essential services and medicines to women and children who need them most. This commitment could position countries to be able to help save 3 million lives.  Ray Chambers, UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Financing the Health Millennium Development Goals and For Malaria, shares his thoughts on this extraordinary event. ; The post Global leaders show unprecedented support for maternal and child health appeared first on PSI Impact Blog.


Delayed Cord Clamping: The vast benefits of doing nothing for a little while

What is one of the first interventions we perform on a normal birth? What is so ‘normal’ that we don’t even think of it as an intervention? Cutting the cord! Dr. Greene is asking questions about this intervention…


On the front line against drug-resistant malaria

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This audio slideshow explains how a Thai research centre is fighting a more-dangerous strain of the parasite.


Myanmar’s moment: reaching millions to improve health

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By Neeraj Mistry, managing director of the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases Myanmar’s democratic transition and peace and reconciliation process offer the country a unique opportunity…


Innovative partnership connects kids, vaccine in Laos

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Guest contributor Monica Graham is a communications officer with our Vaccine Access and Delivery Program. Thanks to an innovative partnership between Microsoft employees and PATH, thousands of children in Laos no longer face the possibility of severe, lifelong brain injury … Continue reading » ; ; ; ;Related StoriesCervical cancer vaccines: will our best hopes be realized?Social entrepreneurs: here are two rules to ensure impactNew infographic: 9 ways to improve child survival ;


Homegrown philanthropy: the rise of local giving in the south

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A new breed of funders in emerging economies could offer sustainable, relevant funding for local development needs. Continue reading: Homegrown philanthropy: the rise of local…


As the Country’s Newest Innovation Hub, NC Must Stay Ahead of the Curve in Global Health

This post originally appeared in the News&Observer.When President Obama declared North Carolina the country’s newest innovation hub last month, I think it came as a surprise to many. Many in the US don’t know we’re a wellspring of technical start-ups and biomedical breakthroughs. Or that our Triangle area inspires an unlikely passion for entrepreneurship and progress. And even those who live here may not know that we’re also a hotbed of global health and international development activity. Most such work is in New York, Washington DC, and Seattle. But it makes perfect sense that we have a thriving global community here.The Triangle’s universities, nonprofits, and biomedical industries have produced innovation after innovation, incubating solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges. After 50 years of global development efforts, people are living longer