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Health Aid: Insights From A Review Of Cost-Effectiveness Studies

Health Aid Is Allocated Efficiently, But Not Optimally according to a new review of cost-effectiveness studies published in Health Affairs. Source: Health Aid Is Allocated Efficiently, Read More

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A Real Test for the GFF: Improving Maternal and Child Health in Conflict Settings

A highlight of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, held last week in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, was the launch of a new Global Financing Facility (GFF) to end preventable maternal and child deaths by 2030. This partnership will bring together countries, UN agencies, multilateral groups, private sector investors, and civil society organizations in order to close the $33 billion annual funding gap for reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health (RMNCAH).

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“Ketamine: a growing global health-care need”

  Ketamine is a valued anesthetic tool in all clinical practice settings. In LMICs, however, ketamine is indispensable for addressing the growing burden of surgical Read More

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Health Aid: Insights From A Review Of Cost-Effectiveness Studies

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Health Aid Is Allocated Efficiently, But Not Optimally according to a new review of cost-effectiveness studies published in Health Affairs. Source: Health Aid Is Allocated Efficiently, Read More


GSK Anticipates Gradual Roll-Out Of Malaria Vaccine In Africa, Collection Of Additional Data,…

Reuters: GlaxoSmithKline sees staged roll-out of malaria vaccine “The world’s first malaria vaccine, which won a green light last week from European drugs regulators, will be rolled out gradually in Africa, its maker said on Wednesday. ‘We believe that there should be a thoughtful, staged roll-out of this vaccine, particularly because it is important that…More


Global Health Innovation Landscape Must Shift With Changing Health Financing Trends

Devex: The new market builders for health innovation Michael Igoe, global development reporter for Devex “…At the recent International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, negotiators sent a strong message that global development’s future resides with domestic tax resources and private investment, not with foreign aid. That means the market for global…More


Devex Highlights 5 Suggestions To Ensure SDGs Get Implemented

Devex: 5 things needed to turn the SDGs into reality Elizabeth Stuart, team leader for Sustainable Development Goals at the Overseas Development Institute “…The clock to SDG attainment will start ticking Jan. 1, 2016. Here are five things that will be important to ensure the much-debated goals and targets — and the overarching vision of…More


Australia Should Implement New Model For Health Workforce Training, Health Systems…

Development Policy Centre’s “DevPolicy Blog”: A new model of health workforce training In a two-part series, Joel Negin, associate professor of international health and deputy head of school at the School of Public Health at the University of Sydney, discusses ways Australia’s aid program and universities can invest in strengthening national health systems through workforce…More


Feed The Future Impact Data Suggests Downward Trend In Poverty, Malnutrition

Feed the Future: Behind the Impact Data in Feed the Future’s New Report: 6 Questions Tjada McKenna, assistant to the administrator at USAID’s Bureau for Food Security and deputy coordinator for development for Feed the Future, discusses the release of new data on Feed the Future’s impact and writes, “This year’s report is groundbreaking: It…More


Feed The Future Impact Data Suggest Downward Trend In Poverty, Malnutrition

Feed the Future: Behind the Impact Data in Feed the Future’s New Report: 6 Questions Tjada McKenna, assistant to the administrator at USAID’s Bureau for Food Security and deputy coordinator for development for Feed the Future, discusses the release of new data on Feed the Future’s impact and writes, “This year’s report is groundbreaking: It…More


MCC Platform Encourages Private Investment For Development Finance

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: The Evolution of Development Finance: Making Aid Dollars Count Dana J. Hyde, CEO of the Millennium Challenge Corporation, discusses “the MCC’s new Public-Private Partnership (P3) Platform … to support public-private partnerships in our partner countries.” She states, “…Everything about MCC’s model and approach — from selecting countries to developing compacts…More


News in the Humanosphere: A coming Meningitis outbreak in Africa?

UNICEF, MSF, WHO and the IFRC are urging vaccine manufacturers to ramp up production of the meningitis vaccine. “‘In just the first six months of 2015, there have been 12,000 cases of meningitis C in Niger and Nigeria, and 800 deaths. At the same time, there has been a critical shortage of vaccine,’” said Dr


In Ethiopia, U.S. President Obama Says Feed The Future Initiative Helping To Reduce Child…

Associated Press: Obama delivers frank words about Africa’s problems “President Barack Obama arrived in East Africa with no big American aid packages, no ramped up U.S. military resources for fighting terror groups, and no new initiatives with billions in government backing. Instead, he brought a frank message on democracy, corruption, and security that could perhaps…More


Stakeholders Begin To Examine Funding Needs To Prevent, Treat Global Hepatitis Infections

Devex: Where should money go to manage global health’s ‘silent epidemic’? “…Unlike other diseases like HIV and AIDS and tuberculosis — which would need an estimated $22 billion to $24 billion, and $8 billion, respectively, according to statistics released by relevant stakeholders — hepatitis does not yet have a ballpark estimate attached to it. But…More


Suniti Solomon, HIV/AIDS Researcher Who Detected India’s First Case In 1986, Passes Away

EH News Bureau/Financial Express: Dr. Suniti Solomon, pioneer in HIV research and treatment in India, passes away “Dr. Suniti Solomon, whose team was the first to document evidence of HIV infection in India in 1986, died at her residence in Chennai on Tuesday morning…” (Janardhanan, 7/29). Huffington Post India: Suniti Solomon, Doctor Who Awakened India…More


Global Agriculture Must Support Small-Scale Farmers To Become More Climate Resilient

The Guardian: Just growing more food won’t help to feed the world Richard Ewbank, climate adviser for Christian Aid “…A Christian Aid briefing paper argues that if we are to reverse [the catastrophic environmental degradation of the last 50 years while also making production more efficient] in the face of climate change, agriculture needs a…More


Additional Funding, More Efficient Spending Needed To End AIDS Epidemic

Toronto Star: The future of AIDS is up to us Ilana Landsberg-Lewis, executive director of the Stephen Lewis Foundation, and Lee Waldorf, policy director at the foundation “Win or lose? This is the question posed by a series of reports on the state of the global AIDS epidemic — reports … produced by UNAIDS, in…More


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