Think scale! Engaging Private Pharmacies to Improve Public Health 

A version of this story first appeared on IDSA’s Science Speaks platform By Emily Delmotte Lisinopril 20 mg by mouth at 8am? Check. After verifying the Read More

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Mexican Doctor Studies at PIH University in Rwanda

Photo by / Zacharias Abubeker for UGHEDr. Kurt Figueroa (right) and Nurse Sebishyimbo François (left) see patients for their oncology consultations at Butaro District Hospital in Rwanda. Dr. Kurt Figueroa is a student at the University of Global Health Equity, a Partners In Health institution that launched in 2015 and trains health professionals in Rwanda how to manage the challenges of providing health care in poor places.

Our favorite Hub Originals from 2016

In case you missed it, here’s a roundup of our favorite Hub Originals from 2016. The Global Health Hub publishes original pieces from writers engaged in global Read More


Devex Examines Innovative Funding Mechanisms, Highlights Global Health Investment Fund

Devex: This fund seeks a traditional return and grant-like impact for global health R&D “…The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has explored various financing models to support research and development of cures for infectious diseases affecting poor people in developing countries. To create the Global Health Investment Fund, or GHIF, a social impact investment fund…More

A Framework for Taking Evidence from One Location to Another

“Just because it worked in Brazil doesn’t mean it will work in Burundi.” That’s true. And hopefully obvious. But some version of this critique continues to be leveled at researchers who carry out impact evaluations around the world. Institutions vary. Levels of education vary

Many Nations Continue To Underfund Pandemic Preparedness Efforts, World Bank Group Report Says

CNBC: If a new pandemic hits, most countries aren’t ready: World Bank group “Most countries are not adequately prepared for another infectious disease outbreak, despite progress made in the aftermath of recent Zika and Ebola cases, according to new research. A report by the International Working Group (IWG) on Financing Pandemic Preparedness — a bloc…More

Trump Administration’s FY18 Budget Proposal Seeks Cuts To Global Health & Food…

Devex: Trump budget thrusts U.S. foreign aid into a political fight “…For more than a decade, U.S. engagement in global development efforts has stood as a rare exception to Washington’s constant partisan warfare, with both Democrats and Republicans tending to agree that relatively small investments in developing countries benefit U.S. national security and project American…More

All roads lead to Geneva

This week, health ministers from across the world are making the yearly pilgrimage to Geneva for the 70th World Health Assembly. For spectators, the importance of this week extends far beyond the official proceedings shared via livestream. It is about the closed door breakfasts, the high-level side meetings, the sponsored receptions and events, and the general atmosphere in expensive, elite Geneva as it transforms into the centre of the global health world. The stakes are even higher this year with the election of a new Director-General of the WHO at a time when new leadership and vision are sorely needed. Much has been written by Laurie Garrett, Larry Gostin, and others on reforming the WHO.

Public engagement and the role of the media in post-marketing drug safety


A space for critical quantitative public health research?


New Research Project Provides Donors, Haiti’s Government With List Of Development Priorities

Project Syndicate: Changing the Narrative About Haiti Bjørn Lomborg, visiting professor at the Copenhagen Business School and director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center “…Focusing on the problems … tells us little about where donors or Haiti’s government could make the biggest difference. A new research project, Haïti Priorise, funded by the Canadian government and led…More

FT Health Discusses Recent Research Pledge, Features Interview With Head Of UNFPA

FT Health: Research pledge must go further The latest issue of the Financial Times’ weekly global health newsletter discusses a pledge made last week by leading funders and researchers to publicly register and publish the results of all their clinical trials. The newsletter also features an interview with Babatunde Osotimehin, executive director of the United Nations…More

Contemporary issues in global health

The global health community recently descended on Washington DC for the discipline’s annual conference held under the capable auspices of the ‘Consortium of Universities for Global Health’. Many of the session topics, satellite sessions, and coffee-break conversations offered microcosmic illustrations of global health issues and evolving trends that warrant further discussion outside of this microcosm. We don’t understand what Planetary Health is, but we know it’s important The theme of the conference – healthy people, health ecosystems – was an uncontroversial choice that plays to the dominant development zeitgeist. Climate change is undeniably preeminent as a global health threat, however it is clear than no one feels particularly confident with the subject – planetary health is still too big and too complex for most. Part of the problem is that the exact definition of planetary health is still up for grabs

Measuring health workers’ motivation composition: validation of a scale based on…

Although motivation of health workers in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) has become a topic of increasing interest by policy makers and researchers in recent years, many aspects are not well understoo…

Major research funders and international NGOs to implement WHO standards on reporting clinical…

Some of the world’s largest funders of medical research and international non-governmental organizations today agreed on new standards that will require all clinical trials they fund or support to be registered and the results disclosed publicly.

U.K.’s Bilateral Aid Increases British Exports, Creates Jobs, ODI Research Shows

Devex: Every $1 of U.K. aid increases U.K. exports by $0.22, study finds “Bilateral aid has a positive impact on British exports and job creation, new research out [Thursday] suggests. Every $1 of aid from the United Kingdom creates $0.22 in new exports, according to a study by the Overseas Development Institute. It suggests that, as…More

Antibody Responses to Quadrivalent HPV Vaccination in HIV-Infected Young Women

Abstract: We compared antibody responses of HIV-infected young women to the human papillomavirus (HPV) 6, 11, 16, and 18 vaccine using total immunoglobulin (Ig) G Luminex immunoassay (LIA) and competitive Luminex immunoassay (cLIA) assays.

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