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Crowdfunding for Global Health: a novel solution or temporary fix? 

By Elizabeth Sherwin and Katia Cnop Elizabeth Sherwin was the Watsi Fellow working with Maya Health Alliance in Guatemala for 2016-2017. Katia Cnop is a Read More

Creating Consensus on HICs’ Global Surgery Efforts in the Developing World

Today, 830 childbearing women will die from avoidable causes, mainly in the developing world, and mainly from lack of surgical intervention. (1,2) They are among Read More

The burden of the gift of aid

The splendor of Lake Atitlán is unreal. No water should be so blue, no sky so clear, no hills so lush. The lake is a Read More

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U.S. Announces Nearly $700M In Additional Humanitarian Funding For War-Torn Syria, Surrounding…

The Hill: U.S. announces $700M in aid for Syrians stuck in war zone “The State Department announced on Thursday that the U.S. is providing nearly $700 million in additional humanitarian aid for Syrians caught in the middle of the country’s bloody civil war. … The aid announced Thursday brings the total amount of money to…More


Global Efforts Suppressing Famine In 4 Nations, But More Funding Needed To Alleviate Hunger,…

Los Angeles Times: The U.N. World Food Programme is seeing substantial funding, but it’s still not enough to meet global needs “Funding for the United Nations World Food Programme is substantial compared with other times in the agency’s history, but more is needed to meet global needs, the agency’s executive director said. The United States…More


U.S. Committed To Humanitarian Aid, Disaster Response, USAID Administrator Mark Green Says

Washington Post: Despite proposed budget cuts, officials say the U.S. is committed to humanitarian aid “…[Six] disaster assistance response team[s] currently [are] dispatched by the U.S. Agency for International Development to countries struck by disasters, both natural and man-made. ‘America is and will remain the world’s leading humanitarian donor,’ Mark Green, the head of USAID,…More


Melinda Gates Discusses Importance Of U.S. Foreign Aid, World’s Progress On Health Indicators…

PBS NewsHour: Why Melinda Gates thinks the U.S. must protect foreign aid “As President Trump stressed his ‘America-first’ approach in remarks to the United Nations this week, Bill and Melinda Gates hosted a conference to unveil the results of a three-year-long Gates Foundation study on the world’s major health issues. Judy Woodruff spoke with Melinda…More


Saudi Arabia Faces Criticism Over Military Action In Yemen; U.S., U.K., Qatar Expected To…

Devex: Exclusive: U.N. envoy says new Yemen aid forthcoming “The United States, the United Kingdom, and Qatar will announce new funding for the humanitarian crisis in Yemen on Friday during a high-level meeting at the United Nations General Assembly on the situation, the U.N. special envoy for humanitarian affairs told Devex…” (Dickinson, 9/21). Foreign Policy:…More


Highly Drug-Resistant Malaria Spreading In Southeast Asia, Researchers Report

Associated Press: Superbug’s spread to Vietnam threatens malaria control “Vietnam’s main malaria treatment is failing at an alarming rate because of a highly drug-resistant superbug that has spread into the southern part of the country from western Cambodia, scientists said Thursday…” (9/21). BBC News: Alarm as ‘super malaria’ spreads in Southeast Asia “…The team at…More


U.S. Spending On Foreign Aid Vital To Global Health, Security

Deseret News: Jay Evensen: Think the U.S. should cut foreign aid? Think again Jay Evensen, senior editorial columnist for Deseret News “…[T]he world now has disease and preventable childhood deaths on the run … The United Nations and many other organizations are making this happen, but the United States is a primary force behind the…More


Mexico City Policy Could ‘Stymie Efforts’ To Control Global AIDS

New York Times: Letter to the Editor: Trump and AIDS Serra Sippel, president of the Center for Health and Gender Equity (Change) “…Though Mr. Trump’s proposal to reduce funding for the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, or PEPFAR, … was rejected by both the House and the Senate appropriations committees, the administration’s version of…More


PMI Launches 4 New Country Programs, Expands 1 Existing Program In Africa

President’s Malaria Initiative: PMI Launches and Expands in West and Central Africa “The U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), led by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented together with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will launch new country programs in Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Niger, and Sierra Leone, and expand…More


Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Global Business Forum To Aid Creation Of Development Partnerships

Devex: Bloomberg says Global Business Forum will push new aid partnerships, climate solutions “The new Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Global Business Forum will act as a powerful platform for people to make major deals and launch influential dialogues on development, politics, and climate change, Michael Bloomberg, owner of Bloomberg L.P. and Bloomberg Philanthropies, told Devex. … Bloomberg…More


Melinda Gates Discusses Global Health, Development Successes In CNN Money Interview

CNN Money: Why Bill and Melinda Gates are spending a lot of time in Washington “Bill and Melinda Gates want to keep foreign aid flowing from Washington. But with a president that believes in ‘America First,’ they’re fighting an uphill battle. That’s led the billionaire Microsoft founder and his wife, who together lead the world’s…More


In Speech To African Leaders, U.S. President Trump Compliments Nigeria’s Handling Of Ebola…

The Cable: Trump praises Nigeria’s tackling of Ebola, says Africa has tremendous potential “U.S. President Donald Trump has lauded Nigeria for its handling of the 2014 outbreak of the Ebola virus disease. Trump on Wednesday also said there’s ‘tremendous business potential’ in Africa, revealing that his wealthy friends were investing in the continent. He said…More


International Cooperation, Optimism Necessary To Confront Global Development Challenges, Obama…

Agence France-Presse/New Vision: Obama: ‘No One Nation’ Can Confront Global Development Challenges “Former U.S. President Barack Obama said nations must cooperate to confront some of world’s most pressing challenges, including climate change, poverty, disease, and discrimination. ‘The biggest problems we confront — no one nation is going to be able to solve on its own…More


New Agreement Will Improve Access To State-Of-The-Art HIV Medications In 92 Nations

Reuters: Exclusive: Africa to get state-of-art HIV drugs for $75 a year “Makers of generic AIDS drugs will start churning out millions of pills for Africa containing a state-of-the-art medicine widely used in rich countries, after securing a multi-million dollar guarantee that caps prices at just $75 per patient a year. … The agreement, which…More


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