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Crowdfunding for Global Health: a novel solution or temporary fix? 

By Elizabeth Sherwin and Katia Cnop Elizabeth Sherwin was the Watsi Fellow working with Maya Health Alliance in Guatemala for 2016-2017. Katia Cnop is a Read More

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Rosa is a 59-year-old woman dying1 of a broken heart: in her heart is a hole that surgeons cannot fix, and the irregular flow of Read More

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty: An Argument For Immediate Postpartum Long-Acting Reversible Contraception

Every year, the Guttmacher Institute provides data on pregnancy incidence by intention status and outcome worldwide. In 2012, out of the 213 million pregnancies that Read More

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Little Global Progress On Cataracts, Leading Cause Of Blindness, Report Shows; Innovative…

Devex: Progress on ending leading cause of blindness at near standstill, report says “The past 30 years have seen little to no reduction in the leading cause of blindness among people aged 50 and over in developing regions, data published Thursday in The Lancet reveals. The research, conducted by the Vision Loss Expert Group, shows…More


Advocates Seek 3rd U.N. High-Level Meeting On NCDs To Create New Financing Mechanisms; WHO…

Devex: Advocates seek noncommunicable disease funding mechanisms “Advocates are pushing for the third U.N. high-level meeting on noncommunicable diseases next September to create new financing mechanisms, experts have told Devex. At a media briefing in Mexico City last week, experts from the NCD Alliance expressed concern with the lack of progress on tackling NCDs, which…More


Closing Global Health Funding Gap Requires Innovative, Private Financing, Increased Domestic…

The Lancet Global Health: Getting serious about financing the end of epidemics Chris Collins, president of Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, discusses the global health financing gap and efforts needed to close this gap, writing, “Policymakers and global health advocates should take this up with urgency and be willing to…More


Global Financing Facility Could Help Countries Maximize Available Resources For Reproductive,…

Devex: Opinion: Making the case for the Global Financing Facility Chris Elias, president of the Global Development Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…[T]he Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is committing $200 million to kick off the replenishment of the trust fund supporting the [Global Financing Facility (GFF)] … The GFF trust fund…More


Sub-Saharan African Nations Need New Strategic Vision To Transform Health Sectors, Lancet…

Xinhua News: African experts urge new vision to transform health sector amid challenges “Countries in the sub-Saharan African region must adopt a new strategic vision that revolves around policy reforms, innovative financing, and adoption of new technologies in order to transform their health sectors, experts said on Thursday. The experts, who spoke during the launch…More


Crowdfunding for Global Health: a novel solution or temporary fix? 

By Elizabeth Sherwin and Katia Cnop Elizabeth Sherwin was the Watsi Fellow working with Maya Health Alliance in Guatemala for 2016-2017. Katia Cnop is a Read More


Devex Examines Roles Of Innovation, Primary Health Care In Achieving UHC

Devex: How to achieve universal health coverage? Focus on primary care “…[A]chieving UHC is easier said than done, and many challenges remain — such as training and maintaining health care staff, financing, and making medicines affordable and available. Devex looks at what it will take to overcome these challenges and achieve universal health coverage, including…More


ONE’s 2017 DATA Report Shows Africa Receiving Declining Share Of Global Financial Resources

ONE: The 2017 DATA Report: Financing the African Century Kerezhi Sebany, ‎policy manager for multilateral institutions at the ONE Campaign, discusses results from ONE’s 2017 DATA Report, writing, “This year’s DATA Report reveals that the poorest [in Africa] are receiving a declining share of global financial resources. … These negative trends must be immediately reversed.…More


World Bank’s Efforts To End Extreme Poverty Benefit Americans

The Hill: Born out of war, World Bank is beacon of security around globe William Danvers, special representative for international affairs at the World Bank “…[The World Bank’s] work continues to deliver concrete and measurable benefits that translate into greater economic security and stability, for Americans. … Financing human capital — education, health, jobs —…More


USAID’s July 2017 Global Health Newsletter Focuses On Global Health Financing

USAID: GH Newsletter — Global Health Financing USAID’s July 2017 Global Health Newsletter focuses on global health financing and USAID’s efforts to draw “in a greater mix of sources of financial resources to reduce costs, improve access to patient-centric quality care, and provide sustainable solutions” (July 2017).


The Economist Examines Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility Created To Help Fund Future…

The Economist: Fighting disease with finance: Pandemic bonds, a new idea “…The World Bank says the probability of another pandemic in the next 10 to 15 years is high. That is why it has issued $425m in pandemic bonds to support its new Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility (PEF), which is intended to channel funding to…More


Vaccination remains the most cost-effective strategy to get on track with hepatitis B…

Midwife providing the 5-in-1 pentavalent vaccine (diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis [DTP], hepatitis B, and Haemophilus influenzae type b) during a routine vaccination session in Myanmar Dr. Rania Tohme, Team Lead, Global Immunization Division, CDC In the 1990s, the Western Pacific Region had one of the highest prevalence rates of chronic hepatitis B infection in the world (>8%). As a result, in 2005, it was the first World Health Organization (WHO) Region to adopt a hepatitis B control goal through vaccination. With the financial support of GAVI (the Vaccine Alliance), countries in the region introduced hepatitis B vaccine into routine immunization, starting with a birth dose followed by 2-3 additional doses.


Expanded Access To Treatment, R&D Critical To Ending AIDS Epidemic

Foreign Policy: The Next AIDS Pandemic Laurie Garrett, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations “Thousands of HIV/AIDS experts are gathered in Paris this week for their biennial world conference, and leaders are exhorting every one of them to fight for global financing and expand access to treatment, especially in Africa.…More


Least-Developed Nations, Donors Must Explore Innovative Financing Options, U.N. Report Says

Devex: Poorest countries need new ways to finance SDGs, U.N. report says “The second-annual checkup on the Sustainable Development Goals wrapped up at the United Nations headquarters on Wednesday with a warning that growth and foreign assistance in the world’s poorest countries is not enough for them to collectively reach the poverty, health, and environment…More


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