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Jailcare: An Interview with Carolyn Sufrin

“My worst day in jail is better than my best day on the street.” -Kima, a San Francisco woman quoted in Jailcare I recently read Read More

How do political considerations shape Universal Health Coverage?

How many times have you heard that there is a consensus on universal health coverage (UHC)?  How often have you been told that the global Read More

Photo by Rob Tinworth.

Obstetric Care Navigation: A New Model for LMICs

“Son muy enojados.” They’re very angry. It’s a phrase I’ve heard time and time again interviewing indigenous Guatemalan women about their experiences of maternal health care Read More

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Donors Cautious About Delivering Food Aid To North Korea As Tensions Escalate

IRIN: Donors lose appetite for North Korean food aid “There’s a question mark hovering over the immediate future of aid delivery as food assistance — once a symbolic thread of engagement with North Korea — has become wrapped up in red tape and is starting to weigh heavily on weary donors. … [A] turbulent year…More


Jailcare: An Interview with Carolyn Sufrin

“My worst day in jail is better than my best day on the street.” -Kima, a San Francisco woman quoted in Jailcare I recently read Read More


How do political considerations shape Universal Health Coverage?

How many times have you heard that there is a consensus on universal health coverage (UHC)?  How often have you been told that the global Read More


U.S. Global Water Strategy An ‘Important American Commitment’ To WASH Efforts

The Hill: Clean water should be our next global accomplishment Sarina Prabasi, U.S. chief executive of WaterAid; and Susan Barnett, founder of Faiths for Safe Water and Cause Communications “…Perhaps the most inconceivable water challenge is the absence of WASH — water/sanitation/hygiene — in of all places: health care facilities. … The links between dirty…More


UNICEF’s Vaccine Independence Initiative Has Potential To Ensure All Children Have Access To…

HuffPost: An added boost to help countries ensure more children receive life-saving vaccines Orin Levine, director of vaccine delivery at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…[UNICEF’s Vaccine Independence Initiative (VII)] is a key element in UNICEF’s supply financing portfolio. It provides technical support to governments and short-term bridge financing to help countries procure vaccines…More


Aid Workers, Vaccines Arrive In Yemen After Loosening Of Port Blockades; Aid Organizations Warn…

Associated Press: UNICEF: Vaccines cargo to blockaded Yemen can’t be one-off “The U.N. child agency said Sunday that it has flown 1.9 million doses of vaccines to war-torn Yemen, its first aid delivery since a Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels tightened a sea and air blockade earlier this month. Regional UNICEF Director Geert Cappelaere described…More


Obstetric Care Navigation: A New Model for LMICs

Photo by Rob Tinworth.

“Son muy enojados.” They’re very angry. It’s a phrase I’ve heard time and time again interviewing indigenous Guatemalan women about their experiences of maternal health care Read More


Geospatial Analysis Can Help Improve Health Landscape, Services Delivery

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Exploration of geography with technology can open the health landscape and put services within reach John Spencer, senior GIS specialist at MEASURE Evaluation, highlights a video on the role of geospatial analysis in global health and discusses topics from the Geo4Good Summit, which recently took place on Google’s…More


Global Health Community Should Use Technology, Digital Systems To Improve Immunization…

Nature: Immunization needs a technology boost Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance “…[A]chieving 100 percent [routine immunization] coverage will require better insight into which children are missing out. For that, we need a new approach: the global health community must move to digital systems. … We should be more ambitious in defining what…More


Preemptively Treating Children For Malaria Works To Save Lives In West Africa, Researchers…

Nature: Resurrected malaria strategy saves thousands of lives in Africa “In a sea of high-tech malaria fixes — everything from drug-delivery by drone to gene-edited mosquitoes — an old-fashioned approach is saving thousands of children in West Africa, according to studies presented [last] week at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) meeting…More


Increasing Availability Of Essential Medicines Critical To Global Health Security

Project Syndicate: How to Boost Access to Essential Medicines Justus Haucap, professor of economics at Heinrich-Heine University “…[L]ow- and middle-income countries … need help improving drug delivery and managing chronic diseases such as cancer and diabetes, which impose an immense burden on their economies. … Unfortunately, the WHO’s leadership, like much of the West, ……More


Improved Service Delivery, Differentiated Care, Prevention Efforts Critical To Achieving Global…

PLOS Medicine: Reaching global HIV/AIDS goals: What got us here, won’t get us there Wafaa M. El-Sadr, director of ICAP at Columbia University and director of the Global Health Initiative at the Mailman School of Public Health; Katherine Harripersaud, senior project officer at ICAP; and Miriam Rabkin, associate professor at the Mailman School of Public…More


Global Health ‘Inextricably Linked’ To Individual, National, International Security

Devex: Opinion: The intersection between global health and security Eric Goosby, professor of medicine and director of global health delivery and diplomacy at the Institute for Global Health Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco “…Over the past decade, countries, and the global health community at large, have begun to embrace the intersection of…More


Exploring the Debate Smorgasbord at ECTMIH2017

Having previously never attended a tropical medicine conference, I was equal parts excited and apprehensive about ECTMIH. I wondered if I would find anything to suit my non-clinical, non-biomedical interests, and yes, I admit I was being a bit finicky, seeing as the congress was supposed to be focusing on tropical Medicine. Anyway, it turns out my fears were unfounded as I found a variety of sessions that appealed to me. I immediately picked out the debates, because as an avid ex-debater myself, and someone who studied in the post-colonial school system of Nigeria (modelled after the British system), I always look forward to the fiery exchange of views that takes place in these sessions.


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