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Bill and Melinda Gates: More philanthropy can work against inequality

Washington Post: Bill and Melinda Gates: More philanthropy can work against inequality “…In 2010, Bill Gates teamed up with his friend Warren Buffet to launch a campaign — called The Giving Pledge — to convince other super wealthy people around the world to give away at least 50 percent of their money to charity. There…More

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U.S. Must Increase Capacity For Global Health R&D, Anticipate Global Disease Threats

Washington Post: Why aren’t we producing medications for looming global disease threats? Mel Spigelman, physician and president and chief executive of TB Alliance “…[A new Global Health Technologies Coalition] analysis reveals that over the past six years, [U.S.] taxpayer funding for global health research has been stagnant or declining. … Managing health threats through emergency…More

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Access To Clean Water, Sanitation Indispensable To Stop Cholera In Haiti, PAHO Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Cholera will plague Haiti until water, sanitation crisis solved: experts “Cholera will continue to kill and infect Haitians as long as they lack access to clean water and sanitation, with a thousand new cases reported each week, health experts say. … ‘We cannot be complacent. We can’t take our eyes off the…More

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West Africa Must Adopt Sustainable Sanitation Models To Overcome WASH Challenges, Expert Says

Xinhua News/GlobalPost: Interview: Expert urges self-sustaining sanitation models for West Africa “For West African countries to overcome their sanitation challenges, they need to adopt self-sustaining sanitation models, an expert has recommended. In a recent interview with Xinhua, Lakhdar Boukerrou, regional director for the West Africa Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WA-WASH), said the post-2015 development agenda…More


Upcoming Series To Examine Global Disease Outbreak Preparedness

GlobalPost: Placing a dollar figure on health, following Ebola Caelainn Hogan, GroundTruth fellow “…I was in Washington for the World Bank and International Monetary Fund’s annual Spring Meetings, a marathon of talks centered on developments in global finance with experts and heads of state from around the world. This year, in the wake of the…More


WASH Important To Preventing Diarrheal Diseases Among Children

Huffington Post: The Fundamental Question About Water Hope Randall, communications associate with the Defeat Diarrheal Disease (DefeatDD) Initiative at PATH “…Since 1990, we have cut the number of global child deaths in half … WASH continues to be one of the most practical ways we can fulfill our commitment to the world’s children. If everyone…More


World Bank Pledges $650M Over 12-18 Months For Recovery In Ebola-Hit West African Nations

CIDRAP News: World Bank boosts recovery for Ebola outbreak nations “At an Ebola summit at its spring meeting in Washington, D.C., today, the World Bank Group announced that it will provide at least $650 million over the next 12 to 18 months to help Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone recover, while providing new estimates of…More


West Africa’s Post-Ebola Rebuilding Requires Support From International Community

Washington Post: Rebuilding after Ebola will require the world’s help Editorial Board “The ravaging of populations in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea by the Ebola virus over the past year has been devastating. The virus killed 10,702 people and left behind vast economic and emotional tolls. The rest of the world responded slowly to the…More


U.N., NGO, Multilateral Groups Urge Continued Support For West African Nations Hit Hard By…

CIDRAP News: Multilateral groups to address Ebola economic recovery “With leaders of West African leaders from Ebola-hit nations in Washington, D.C., this week for high-level talks on outbreak recovery, President Barack Obama [Wednesday] urged international partners to stay committed to the fight against the disease and to stand ready to help the nations and their…More


The effect of pre-service training on post-graduation skill and knowledge retention among…

Background: Mozambique suffers from critical shortages of healthcare workers including non-physician clinicians, Tecnicos de Medicina Geral (TMGs), who are often senior clinicians in rural health centres.


U.S., World Leaders Should Increase WASH Funding To Advance Equality For Women, Girls

Huffington Post: Toilets: A Simple and Surprising Way to Advance Equality for Girls and Women Hugh Evans, co-founder and CEO of the Global Poverty Project “Getting a toilet into every home could be one of the best ways to promote equality for girls and women. … By increasing funding for water and sanitation … in…More


IHME Data Visualizations Illustrate Zambia’s Progress In Breastfeeding

Humanosphere: Visualizing Zambia’s success with breastfeeding Katie Leach-Kemon and Nancy Fullman, policy translation specialists at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, use data visualizations to illustrate progress to increase breastfeeding rates in Zambia (4/10).


WaterAid America Calls On Governments To Commit To Providing WASH In Health Care Facilities

Huffington Post: The Basics of Maternal Health: Taking a Stand for Clean Water and Hygiene in Health Facilities Lisa Schechtman, director of policy and advocacy at WaterAid America “…WaterAid, as part of our new Healthy Start Campaign, is joining the International Day for Maternal Health and Rights by calling on the world’s governments to commit…More


‘Ebola Prediction Score’ Could Help Screen Patients For Proper Diagnosis, Treatment

Washington Post: An Ebola doctor’s answer to the life-or-death question of who should be admitted for treatment “… ‘The Ebola Prediction Score,’ published Friday in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, is the first proposal for such a system developed according to empirical data from an Ebola outbreak. Based on data from the 395 patients admitted…More


U.S. Government Should Increase Funding For Global WASH Programs, Thereby Expanding…

Huffington Post: Clean Water: A Simple Way to Increase Opportunity for Women and Girls Hugh Evans, co-founder and CEO of the Global Poverty Project, and Bridget Moynahan, actress and Global Citizen ambassador “…Millions of people in developing nations, particularly women and girls, make huge sacrifices in order to obtain the day’s water supply for their…More


Tanzania’s President Kikwete Urges U.S. Investment In Nation, Is Appointed To U.N. Global…

Humanosphere: President of Tanzania lauds Seattle, seeks investments, and dodges media Humanosphere founder and lead journalist Tom Paulson discusses a talk by President of Tanzania Jakaya Kikwete presented April 2 in Seattle, Washington, during which he urged U.S. investment in the nation. Paulson notes, “That same day, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon named Kikwete to…More


Bill and Melinda Gates: More philanthropy can work against inequality

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Washington Post: Bill and Melinda Gates: More philanthropy can work against inequality “…In 2010, Bill Gates teamed up with his friend Warren Buffet to launch a campaign — called The Giving Pledge — to convince other super wealthy people around the world to give away at least 50 percent of their money to charity. There…More


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