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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

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PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases Journal Marks 10th Anniversary With Article Collection

PLOS Collections: PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases: 10th Anniversary Collection “Ten years ago, PLOS published the inaugural issue of PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, the first open access journal devoted to highlighting research and commentary on the forgotten diseases that affect the world’s most neglected people. The recently published 10th Anniversary Collection in PLOS NTDs marks the…More


U.S. Funding For Basic Scientific Research ‘Will Save Lives’

Washington Post: The March for Science could save lives Editorial Board “…Many of those organizing and participating in the March for Science [on April 22] say it is a statement of belief in the power of empirical discovery, and not an anti-Trump protest. It is fine to remain nonpartisan, but that should not mean being…More


China Should Help Fill Gap In Global Family Planning Funding Left By U.S.

The Conversation: As the U.S. stops funding reproductive health services, China should step in Tamara Nair, research fellow in non-traditional security studies at the Nanyang Technological University’s S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) “On April 4, 2017, U.S. President Donald Trump decided to not fund the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in [2017] because…More


Financial Times Special Report Focuses On Vaccines

Financial Times: FT Health: Vaccines “Vaccine research grows vigorously, propelled by rising world demand to fight existing diseases and to guard against new threats. Ebola and Zika have recently caused huge international alarm. Yet the Trump era may give voice to increased vaccine skepticism…” This special report includes eight articles on various aspects of vaccine research…More


Proposed Cuts To NIH Budget Threaten Scientific Research

Washington Post: Why slashing the NIH budget is indefensible Katrina Vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation magazine “…When news of the proposed NIH cuts broke, scientists expressed fear about the far-reaching implications. In addition to biomedical research conducted at NIH headquarters in Maryland, more than 80 percent of the NIH budget is used…More


U.K. Pledges Additional $250M Toward Treatments For, Research On Neglected Tropical Diseases

BBC News: U.K. funding increased to fight neglected tropical diseases “The U.K. government is investing an extra £200m in programs to fight neglected tropical diseases, which affect more than a billion people in the world’s poorest countries…” (4/16). The Guardian: Britain doubles funding to fight tropical diseases “…Speaking ahead of the World Health Organization conference…More


New Analysis Examines West Africa’s 2013-2016 Ebola Epidemic, Calls For Real-Time Sequencing,…

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center: A big-picture look at the world’s worst Ebola epidemic Mary Engel, staff writer at Fred Hutch, discusses an analysis published in Nature on the 2013-2016 Ebola epidemic in West Africa, writing, “An international effort to analyze the entire database of Ebola virus genomes from the 2013-2016 West African epidemic reveals…More


Panelists At Brookings Event Discuss Findings Of Report On Global Health Governance Capacity,…

Brookings Institution: Forum on health governance capacity sees bigger role for private R&D investment Darrell M. West, vice president and director of governance studies and founding director at the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings; John Villasenor, nonresident senior fellow of governance studies at the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings; and Jake Schneider, research…More


More Research Needed To Identify MERS Patients, Prevent Outbreaks, WHO Says

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U.S. Congress Should Continue To Support, Fully Fund PEPFAR To Reach AIDS-Free Generation Goal

Minneapolis Star Tribune: Keep fighting AIDS ‘until the job is done’ Editorial Board “…PEPFAR is now in the budget cross hairs of the young Trump administration. The president’s so-called ‘skinny budget’ proposal for [FY 2018] recommends dramatic cuts to medical research, health and human services programs, and the State Department, among other areas. While many observers…More


Proposed Cuts To U.S. Foreign Assistance For Global Health Requires Other Nations, NGOs,…

PLOS Blogs’ “Your Say”: Trump wants deep cuts to international aid: the uncalculated costs of global health insecurity Ana Rita Sequeira, lecturer and researcher at Murdoch University, discusses the potential implications of proposed cuts in the U.S. foreign aid budget for global health, writing, “If approved by the Congress, [President] Trump’s first budget proposal is…More


New Report Provides Recommendations For Integrating Clinical Research Into Disease Outbreak…

STAT: New report charts ways to expedite critical research during epidemics “…[A] new report commissioned by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine attempts to chart a road map for expedited clinical trials for future epidemics, hoping to ensure that the lessons from the devastating Ebola outbreak are not forgotten. … The report, ‘Integrating…More


Guinea Worm On Track To Be Eliminated But Leaves History Of Large Disease Burden In Africa

VOA News: Research Reveals Huge Burden of Guinea Worm “Guinea worm is on course to become the second human disease to be eradicated, after smallpox, thanks largely to intervention overseen by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter. Little was known about the infection for decades, as diseases like malaria took priority. However, previously unpublished research from…More


Editorial, Letters To Editor Discuss Potential Implications Of Trump Administration’s Budget…

Nature: U.S. foreign aid saves money as well as lives Editorial Board “With severe cuts proposed for U.S. agencies that handle environmental and health research, it might seem that scientists can’t prioritize the possible dismantling of U.S. foreign aid programs. But they should


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