Zika Emergency Puts Open Data Policies to the Test

The Zika outbreak comes at a time of ongoing advances in data sharing policy, including a new call by the Wellcome Trust for journals and research funders to support open sharing of Zika research.  PLOS


Mexico SimSmoke: how changes in tobacco control policies would impact smoking prevalence and…

10.1080/17441692.2015.1123749<br/>Nancy L.


Our favorite Hub Originals from 2015

In case you missed it, here’s a roundup of our favorite Hub Originals from 2015. The Global Health Hub publishes original pieces from writers engaged Read More


Health Affairs Studies Explore Return On Investment, Financing Of Vaccines

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Vaccines: The Best Shot for Children and Economies Logan Brenzel, senior program officer on the vaccine delivery team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, discusses the February issue of Health Affairs, which explores the return on investment, costs, and financing of immunizations (2/9).

Zika Emergency Puts Open Data Policies to the Test


The Zika outbreak comes at a time of ongoing advances in data sharing policy, including a new call by the Wellcome Trust for journals and research funders to support open sharing of Zika research.  PLOS

Decentralization and decision space in the health sector: a case study from Karnataka, India

Various attempts have been made in India with respect to decentralization, most significantly the 73rd Amendment to the Constitution of India (1993) which provided the necessary legal framework for decentralization to take place.

Tracking implementation and (un)intended consequences: a process evaluation of an innovative…

In many African countries, user fees have failed to achieve intended access and quality of care improvements.

White House slashes TB funding less than two months after launching National Plan to Combat…

Categories: U.S. Policy and Funding, UncategorizedThe State Department’s funding document released following the White House budget today shows the Administration proposed the same amount for tuberculosis programs this year as it did last year — even after releasing an ambitious plan to reach more people worldwide with treatment for drug resistant TB. The State Department’s budget justification proposes a $45 million cut to […](Read more…)

WHO Needs Reform To Remain Viable, Experts, High-Level U.N. Panel’s Draft Advance Report Say

Reuters: The World Health Organization’s critical challenge: healing itself “…Public health specialists, non-governmental organizations, and some of the WHO’s biggest donors say the organization is unwieldy, poor at coordinating responses to epidemics, and too thinly spread. And increasingly it struggles to set its own priorities because many of its donors give it money earmarked for…More

Vanessa Kerry Discusses Seed Global Health, Health Worker Training In Interview Vanessa Kerry is determined to transform global health “Vanessa Kerry was raised in Boston with a name synonymous with politics and public service. She’s the younger of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s two daughters, and is charting a path that is very much her own — one that combines her devotion to medicine…More

New Initiative Aims To Help Governments, Funders Move Toward Most Cost-Effective Health…

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: The International Decision Support Initiative Is Scaling Up — That Means Better Decisions and Better Health Amanda Glassman, vice president for programs and director of global health policy at the Center for Global Development (CGD), discusses the scale-up of the International Decision Support Initiative (iDSI), which works with…More

Health Affairs’ February Issue Focuses On Vaccines

Health Affairs Blog: Health Affairs February Issue: Vaccines “The February issue of Health Affairs explores the current environment in which vaccines are discovered, produced, and delivered. The issue also contains several studies examining the economic benefits and value of sustainably financing vaccinations in the United States and globally. This month’s DataGraphic provides a pictorial view…More

The International Decision Support Initiative Is Scaling Up—That Means Better Decisions and…

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How to Stop Epidemics: Spend Billions to Save Trillions

Rebecca E. Rollins/Partners In HealthCo-founder Dr. Paul Farmer speaks with a clinician at Maforki Ebola Treatment Unit in Port Loko, Sierra Leone, where a year ago, 10,000 people in the country had been infected with the disease. Global health has occupied the news this year.

Strategic Health Diplomacy Could Enhance LAC Region’s Health Care Sector, U.S. National…

Harvard Kennedy School Review: An Application of Strategic Health Diplomacy in Latin America and the Caribbean: The U.S. Southern Command Richard Menger, a neurosurgery resident, Hale Champion Public Service fellow, master in public administration candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and a lieutenant in the Navy Medical Corps; Anil Nanda, professor and chair…More

Opinion Pieces Discuss Need To Protect Women, Children In Syrian Crisis, Involve Women In Peace…

Project Syndicate: A Breakthrough for Child Refugees? Gordon Brown, U.N. Special Envoy for Global Education and chair of the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity “Buried in the declaration from the just-completed fourth United Nations’ Syria Pledging Conference in London is a little publicized but important promise: by next year, every Syrian refugee child…More

PEPFAR releases technical considerations for country, regional HIV responses

Categories: UncategorizedWith a focus on both scaled up goals and limited funding, PEPFAR released its Technical Considerations for COP/ROP 2016 this week, outlining strategies necessary to provide access to testing and effective treatment to more people immediately, while maintaining efforts to confront tuberculosis and deliver other essential prevention and health services. Changes to the document reflect […](Read more…)

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