How do political considerations shape Universal Health Coverage?

How many times have you heard that there is a consensus on universal health coverage (UHC)?  How often have you been told that the global Read More

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


Devex Examines DFID Secretary’s Stance On Foreign Aid

Devex: New DFID chief shows tougher side “The United Kingdom’s new secretary of state for international development has offered a glimpse of her plan for the country’s aid budget, emphasizing an ‘aid in the national interest’ agenda and calling on developing countries to increase their own tax contributions or risk being cut off. In an…More

Yemen’s Humanitarian Crisis Affects Virtually All Of Country’s Children, UNICEF Report Says

Agence France-Presse: 5,000 children killed or injured in Yemen war: U.N. “The war in Yemen has killed or injured more than 5,000 children and left another 400,000 severely malnourished and fighting for their lives, the U.N. children’s agency said on Tuesday…” (1/16). U.N.

World Needs Universal Flu Vaccine To Prevent Repeat Of 1918 Pandemic

Scientific American: We Need a Universal Flu Vaccine before the Next Pandemic Strikes Catharine I. Paules, medical officer in the Office of the Director at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), and Anthony S. Fauci, director of NIAID “…The remarkable capacity of influenza viruses to undergo antigenic drift or shift to overcome…More

U.S. Funds Mobile Cranes In Yemen To Help Offload Humanitarian Supplies, Medicine In Country

USAID: Statement from USAID Administrator Mark Green on the Arrival of Mobile Cranes to Yemen “The United States welcomes the arrival of four mobile cranes at Yemen’s Hudaydah port. Upon installation, these cranes, purchased by the World Food Programme with U.S. government funding, will offload essential supplies for the people of Yemen. … The arrival…More

CGD Experts Discuss ‘Strategic Transitions’ At USAID, Offer Advice To Agency

Center for Global Development’s “U.S. Development Policy”: How Can USAID Work Itself Out of a Job? Ideas for Smart Strategic Transitions Sarah Rose, policy fellow at CGD, and Erin Collinson, senior policy associate and assistant director of the U.S. Development Policy Initiative at CGD, discuss their recent paper, Working Itself Out of a Job: USAID…More

POLITICO Magazine Examines Whether AIDS Epidemic’s U.S. Beginnings Influenced Trump’s Views…

POLITICO Magazine: Did the AIDS Panic Make Trump Afraid of Haitians? “…Trump’s obsession with race, from his complaints about the heritage of a Hispanic-American judge to his false attacks on the Central Park Five, is too voluminous to list here. But the clearest example is the link that seems to exist in his mind between…More

U.K. International Development Secretary Warns Of Possible Cuts In Aid To Developing Countries,…

The Guardian: Poorer countries must ‘put their hands in their pockets’: U.K. warns of cuts to aid “Britain will cut foreign aid to developing countries if they fail to invest in their own people, the international development secretary has said. Penny Mordaunt said the British government, which gives out £13bn of foreign aid a year,…More

IRIN Special Report Looks At Global Food Insecurity, Humanitarian Aid Needs In 2018

IRIN: Food aid 2018: the never-ending crisis “…According to the U.N.’s Global Humanitarian Overview for 2018, some $22.5 billion in aid will be required in the coming year to help 90.9 million of the 135.7 million vulnerable people in need of assistance and protection. Funding can’t keep pace with need, so where are the biggest…More

Gates Foundation To Repay $76M Japanese Loan To Nigeria After Country Met Polio Vaccination…

Quartz Africa: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is paying off Nigeria’s $76 million polio debt “…The [Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation] will pay off a $76 million loan taken from Japan to aid the fight against polio. The loan was taken in 2014 and repayments were due to begin this year. A Gates Foundation spokesperson…More

Empowering Indigenous Women Critical To Improving Food Security, Nutrition, FAO Director Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Indigenous women are “seed guardians” in Latin America hunger fight, says U.N. “Indigenous women in Latin America must be at the center of efforts to adapt agriculture to deal with the threat of climate change and help tackle hunger and poverty, said a top U.N. food official. Jose Graziano da Silva, head…More

U.S. Cuts To Foreign Aid Would Hurt Global Health, Harm American Interests, Security

The Hill: Administration’s dangerous position on foreign aid will exacerbate international health crises Hugh Evans, CEO of Global Citizen “…President Trump’s hostility to foreign aid is nothing new … His 2018 budget proposed a 28 percent cut to the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). A bipartisan coalition of senators, including…More

U.S. Ambassador To India Outlines How Nations Working Together To Address TB, Dengue, Global…

Press Trust of India: India, U.S. working together to fight TB, dengue: U.S. envoy “India and the United States are working together to develop vaccines against diseases such as tuberculosis and dengue, Washington’s envoy to New Delhi Kenneth Juster said [Thursday], describing issues related to health as an ‘important shared’ responsibility. In his first policy…More

CGD Podcast Discusses Importance Of Family Planning, Showing Aid Successes With DFID Chief…

Center for Global Development’s “CGD Podcast”: Invest in Girls’ Futures — Podcast with DFID Chief Economist Rachel Glennerster In this podcast, Rajesh Mirchandani, vice president of communications and policy outreach at CGD, speaks with Rachel Glennerster, the U.K. Department for International Development’s new chief economist. “One of the ways that aid is working, she says,…More

Devex Highlights U.S. Aid Policy Legislation To Watch In 2018

Devex: U.S. aid policy to watch in 2018 “While 2016 was a big year for United States development legislation, last year was markedly quieter, dominated instead by budget debates and efforts to ensure aid funding. While development dollars will once again top the agenda in Congress, there are several other pieces of key legislation. Those…More

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