Aid & Development


Are partnerships the key to making critical progress in Global Health?

When it comes to Global Health, there are a number of challenges that the global health community should be aware of and focused on. Many Read More

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Obstetric Care Navigation: A New Model for LMICs

“Son muy enojados.” They’re very angry. It’s a phrase I’ve heard time and time again interviewing indigenous Guatemalan women about their experiences of maternal health care Read More

Does Governance Help Achieve Universal Health Coverage?

I first heard about Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in 2010. At the time, I was working with a group of economists who had just returned Read More


Canada To Prioritize Gender Equality During 2018 G7 Presidency, PM Trudeau Says

Reuters: Canada G7 Presidency to Focus on Women, Gender Equality: Trudeau “Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who has made gender equality a priority, on Thursday said empowering women would be one of the main themes when Canada takes over the presidency of the Group of Seven next year. … Trudeau said the other main themes…More

Global Fund, Gavi, Unitaid, Other Organizations To Form New Geneva Health Campus In Cost-Saving…

Devex: Global Fund and Gavi to become roommates in cost-saving drive “Major global health players are gearing up to change where and how they work, with the launch of a new Health Campus, due to open in Geneva in March 2018. The campus will bring together the Global Fund, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, Unitaid, and…More

El Salvador Court Upholds 30-Year Jail Sentence For Woman Who Says She Experienced Stillbirth,…

The Guardian: El Salvador court upholds 30-year jail sentence in stillbirth case “An El Salvador court has rejected the appeal of a woman sentenced to 30 years in prison over what she says was a stillbirth. … Human rights group Amnesty International called the decision a step back for justice. … El Salvador is one…More

U.S. Global Water Strategy An ‘Important American Commitment’ To WASH Efforts

The Hill: Clean water should be our next global accomplishment Sarina Prabasi, U.S. chief executive of WaterAid; and Susan Barnett, founder of Faiths for Safe Water and Cause Communications “…Perhaps the most inconceivable water challenge is the absence of WASH — water/sanitation/hygiene — in of all places: health care facilities. … The links between dirty…More

At International Forum, Japan Pledges $2.9B To Help Countries Pursue UHC; U.N. SG Stresses Need…

Japan Times: Japan pledges $2.9 billion to support countries pursuing universal health coverage “Japan will contribute about $2.9 billion to programs combating infectious disease and treating young children in developing countries that are pursuing universal health coverage, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday at an international forum on the topic in Tokyo. … Abe made…More

Philippines Dengue Vaccine Campaign Begun In Good Faith, President Duterte Says; Former…

Philippine Star: No one to blame for dengue vaccine mess — Duterte “President Duterte is not passing judgment on anyone with regard to the Dengvaxia vaccine mess but is hopeful that the truth about the controversy will come out. This developed as former president Benigno Aquino III said he would face the Senate probe into…More

Global Fund, Asian Development Bank Sign MoU To Help Countries Strengthen Health Systems In…

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Fund, ADB Sign MOU to Help Countries in Asia Strengthen Health Systems to Fight HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria “The Global Fund and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have signed a memorandum of understanding to support the financing, design, and implementation of country-led programs to fight HIV,…More

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PEPFAR Needs To Evaluate, Fix Supply Chain Problems, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Birx Says

Devex: Problems with PEPFAR supply chain ‘should scare all of us,’ says U.S. global AIDS chief “Deborah Birx, the United States global AIDS coordinator, said Tuesday that problems with the supply chain that supports the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief signal a need for greater accountability of the global health initiative’s resources. ‘It should…More

U.S. Secretary Of State Tillerson Addresses Department During Town Hall Meeting, Outlines…

Washington Post: Tillerson moves to change the narrative about him and stop rumors of a ‘Rexit’ “Secretary of State Rex Tillerson isn’t acting like a man who’s planning to leave his job anytime soon. Speaking to State Department employees Tuesday in a town hall televised throughout the building and to U.S. missions around the world,…More

USAID, Sri Lanka Launch HIV/AIDS Technical Assistance Partnership To Support Efforts To End…

Xinhua News: Sri Lanka partners with U.S. to end HIV/AIDS in country by 2025 “Sri Lanka and the United States have launched a two-year HIV/AIDS Technical Assistance Partnership to fast track government efforts to end AIDS in the country by 2025, a local media report said here Tuesday. [The] U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)…More

POLITICO Examines U.S. Government Efforts To Combat Antimicrobial Resistance As Part Of…

POLITICO: Inside the government’s war on microbes “…Health leaders have been sounding the alarm that infectious disease could become the first big medical gain that humans eventually surrender. … Part of the problem is that this is one medical calamity the private sector isn’t well-suited to fix. … So Washington has stepped into the gap.…More

USAID Administrator Green Calls On Saudi Coalition To Open Access To Yemen’s Ports, Announces…

Al Jazeera: Dengue fever, malaria worsen Yemen humanitarian crisis “A senior U.N. official has called for parties involved in the war in Yemen to allow ‘sustained and unimpeded humanitarian access’ for the millions of Yemenis facing famine and battling disease. The situation is steadily deteriorating, with cases of malaria, dengue fever, and diphtheria starting to…More

U.N. Supports Government-Led Diphtheria Immunization Campaign In Bangladesh’s Rohingya…

IRIN: Diphtheria in Bangladesh Rohingya camps expected to double every few days “Diphtheria continues to rapidly spread in Bangladesh’s swelling Rohingya refugee camps, with aid groups predicting the number of suspected cases — reported at more than 700 as of this week — could multiply every few days, testing already strained resources in the densely…More

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