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How to take morphine in rural Guatemala

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

The God of empty spaces: Thoughts on religion and civil society in neoliberal Guatemala

The other day I visited Lydia, a 56-year-old Maya woman who lives with her family in the highlands of Guatemala and has for many years Read More

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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


CGD Podcast Discusses Future Of Family Planning Funding, Strategic Resource Allocation

Center for Global Development’s “CGD Podcast”: The Future of Family Planning — Podcast with Rachel Silverman In this podcast, Rajesh Mirchandani, vice president of communications and policy outreach at CGD, speaks with Rachel Silverman, CGD’s assistant director of global health policy, about the future of financing international family planning efforts (7/19).


World Bank Official Discusses Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility, Disease Outbreak…

World Bank’s “Investing in Health”: Disease Outbreaks are Still a Certainty, But No Longer Uninsured Keith Hansen, vice president for human development at the World Bank Group, discusses the bank’s recently launched Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility (PEF) to help countries respond to disease outbreaks. Hansen writes the PEF is “just one brick in the larger…More


Grand Challenges Award Repository Database Provides Information On Projects Funded Through 7…

Devex: Innovative financing for health: Insights from the Grand Challenges Award Repository “A new database managed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is providing opportunities to better understand priorities for funders supporting innovative health projects. Years in the making, the Grand Challenges Award Repository provides information on 2,009 projects that have been funded through…More


Global Fund’s Experience Offers Technical Insights Into Strengthening Health Systems,…

PLOS Blogs’ “Your Say”: Helping countries transition from donor aid for health: recent experience at the Global Fund Robert Hecht, president, and Rachel Wilkinson, associate program officer, both at Pharos Global Health Advisers, discuss “the role of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria in building funding structures for health system strengthening in…More


World Bank’s Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility Represents Innovative Approach To Rapid…

Washington Post: A worthy legacy of the Ebola catastrophe Editorial Board “One of the most disturbing lessons to emerge from the Ebola virus disease epidemic in West Africa in 2014-2015 was how unprepared the world was for it. … The [World Bank] has announced the issuance of $500 million in specialized bonds and derivatives that…More


Lancet Commission To Explore ‘Complex Dimensions’ Of Sub-Saharan Africa’s Health…

The Lancet: An African-driven health agenda Editorial Board “The first WHO Africa health forum closed on June 28 in Kigali, Rwanda, with commitments from governments to ensure universal health coverage. … But health is much more than just health care, and universal health coverage alone cannot confront the considerable challenges of the continent. … Financing…More


Blog Post Examines Carbon Financing As Method To Help Improved Cook Stove Suppliers Sell More…

Brookings Institution: New finance for old (technology) problems? Saving the planet with better cook stoves Lauren Masatsugu, a research associate with the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University, and Subhrendu K. Pattanayak, a professor of public policy and environmental economics with Duke University and faculty director of Duke’s Sustainable Energy Transitions Initiative, write,…More


Global Community Should Invest In Midwives

Project Syndicate: Midwives Deliver Lives Jakaya Kikwete, former president of Tanzania and member of the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity, and Toyin Saraki, founder and president of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa “…Worldwide, 350,000 more midwives are needed to bridge the gap between the health-care haves and have-nots. … Policies and funding to support…More


Outgoing WHO Director General Reflects On Past, Future Challenges Of Agency

STAT: My decade leading the WHO: dirty fights and steps toward universal coverage Margaret Chan, outgoing WHO director general “…Going forward, I would like to see the WHO do more to address financing issues, both for its own budget and the health budgets of low- and middle-income countries. … The WHO needs to keep the…More


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