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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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Innovative partnership connects kids, vaccine in Laos

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 ;

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Motorbikes Speed Up HIV Test Results In Malawi

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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


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…


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

Laos

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 ;


Dr. Paul Farmer Reflects on Medicine and the Boston Marathon Bombing

The morning rush begins outside of University Hospital in Mirebalais, Haiti. Rebecca E. Rollins / Partners In Health Dr. Paul Farmer, co-founder of Partners In Health, delivered this address at the Celebration of Partnership event on April 28, 2013, at Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais (HUM) in Haiti. We’re publishing it for the first time, in gratitude to all who helped make possible University Hospital’s first year of services, and in remembrance of the victims of the Boston marathon bombing one year ago


U.N. Documents Show Syrian President’s Efforts To Cut Off Food Supplies To Rebel-Held Areas

Foreign Policy: Exclusive: U.N. Docs Expose Assad’s Starvation Campaign in Syria “Internal United Nations documents show modest improvements in the delivery of desperately needed food inside rebel-controlled areas of Syria. But the documents also point to a mass exodus of Syrians into areas controlled by President Bashar al-Assad in part because the dictator is the…More


Motorbike Couriers Speed Lab Sample Delivery In Malawi

Owen Nyaka, a member of the Key Correspondents Network supported by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, writes in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists” blog about how the “Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) plans to work with motorcycle couriers Riders for Health to expand the laboratory samples transportation network in Malawi.” He notes,…More


IHP news 267: Happy Easter!

Dear Colleagues, It’s Friday, so my coffee consumption is going through the roof. The Christians among you probably have other things to do this weekend, so we’ll keep this intro short. The atheists, agnostics, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus and new agers among you will surely not mind. As for the “Socialist” who has his very own religion, global health, maybe this weekend is a good time to chant his planetary manifesto together with his beloved ones.   In this week’s guest editorial, Agnes Nanyonjo ( from the Malaria Consortium Uganda, and also an EV 2012) provides some of her impressions of the 2014 Geneva Health Forum, focusing mostly on day 1 of the three-day conference


From health systems to systems for health

Agnes Nanyonjo (Malaria Consortium Uganda &  EV 2012)     The 2014 Geneva Health Forum attracted a multitude of participants from different sectors to the world health capital. They gathered for three days of debate on integration and interconnectedness of health care, as this year’s theme was ‘Global Health: Interconnected Challenges, Integrated Solutions’. The sessions by and large were designed to encourage interaction among participants and had session formats ranging from freewheeling fish bowls, a world café, … to more traditional ones like Q&A, debate etc. Integration can mean different things to different people working in different sectors, as has been previously highlighted by Rifat Atun, one of the plenary session speakers at the Forum. He stated in a 2010 Health Policy and Planning paper for example that “systematic analysis of the relative merits of integration in various contexts and for different interventions is complicated as there is no commonly accepted definition of ‘integration’—a term loosely used to describe a variety of organizational arrangements for a range of programmes in different settings.“ As panel discussants burst out into debate, this became all too clear: from integrated disease care over integrated provision of health service packages to multisectoral approaches to health, different views of integration abounded according to people’s perspectives and experience.