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


The global war on tobacco is far from over

0000-0002-1767-4576We should be proud of our efforts in Australia, but we can’t become complacent as Big Tobacco continues to sell trillions of cigarettes globally, and other industries adopt their tactics. ONE could easily be mistaken for thinking the war on tobacco is coming to a close. Lighting up a cigarette mid-flight seems absurd to us now, but was common practice just a decade or two ago. We enjoy restaurant meals and afternoon coffees without the stench of toxic smoke and we can share a night out without having to wash our clothes, or endure a husky, sore throat the following morning. Australia now has one of the lowest smoking rates in the world, with 14.7% of adults aged 18 years and over smoking daily, down from 16.1% in 2011-12.

Advocates At IAS 2017 Express Concern Over Proposed U.S. Funding Cuts To Global AIDS Programs

Agence France-Presse: ‘Draconian’ U.S. funding cuts would cost lives: AIDS meeting “Leaders in the fight against HIV on Sunday urged the U.S. government, the largest donor to global AIDS research and treatment, to reject ‘draconian’ funding cuts proposed by President Donald Trump. Any funding lapse, they said, will be counted in human lives…” (Le Roux,…More

African Child Infected With, Treated For HIV As Newborn In Remission For 8.5 Years, Researchers…

CNN: Rare case of 9-year-old in HIV remission for years — without drugs “A 9-year-old South African child diagnosed with HIV when he was one month old has been in HIV remission for 8.5 years — without regular treatment. This is the first reported case of a child controlling their HIV infection without drugs in…More

Scientists Report Encouraging HIV Treatment, Vaccine Research Findings At IAS 2017 Conference

Financial Times: New vaccine enters the battle against AIDS “A new AIDS vaccine will begin large-scale trials in southern Africa at the end of this year, in what is hoped will be a breakthrough in the 30-year scientific battle against the disease. Promising early clinical data on the vaccine, developed by Johnson & Johnson with…More

GHTC Director Discusses Organization’s New Report On U.S. Global Health Innovation…

Devex: Q&A: Why the U.S. should invest in global health innovation — for its own sake “…[A global health event on Thursday] was organized by the Global Health Technologies Coalition, 25 nonprofit organizations advocating for research and development for new drugs, vaccines, diagnostics, and other global health technologies to coincide with the release of a…More

U.S. Should Learn From Brazil’s Experience With Zika, Address Sanitation Issues In Poor…

CNN: What Brazil could teach U.S. about Zika Amanda Klasing, senior women’s rights researcher at Human Rights Watch “…The [Zika] outbreak in Brazil exposed longstanding human rights problems that in turn exacerbated its impact. … Some communities in Alabama face conditions that are similar [to Brazil’s] in important ways. Like the northeast of Brazil, U.S.…More

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases Vectors Collection: A Call for Papers

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases announces a collection on vector-borne diseases. Research submissions are now being invited, with a deadline of January 1, 2018. As previously noted in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), while the last

U.S. Global Health Research Investments Provide Economic, Health Benefits Domestically, Abroad,…

CIDRAP News: Report details economic benefits of U.S. global health R&D “Against the backdrop of steep cuts in global health spending proposed in President Donald Trump’s budget, two health advocacy groups [Thursday] released a new report documenting how earlier government research and development investments have increased jobs in the United States and saved lives around…More

Thank you to reviewers 2016

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Positive Steps Made Toward Prioritizing Africa’s Development At G20

ONE: The G20: Did it seize the historic opportunity to kickstart its partnership with Africa? Suzanne Seiller, research assistant for security and development at the ONE Campaign, discusses this year’s G20 Summit and its role in Africa’s development, writing, “While some of the G20 initiatives for Africa could have been more ambitious, positive steps have…More

Stanford Health Policy Researcher Eran Bendavid Argues Against Cuts To U.S. Foreign Aid, Saying…

Stanford Medicine’s “Scope”: Foreign aid cutbacks could harm health of Americans, Stanford health policy researcher argues Beth Duff-Brown, communications manager for the Center for Health Policy and Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research at Stanford University, notes how Stanford health policy researcher Eran Bendavid has spoken out against proposed cuts to U.S. foreign aid,…More

Multisectoral action for noncommunicable diseases – what, why, how?

developThe Sustainable Development Goals include a target (Target 3.4) to reduce the burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) by one third, by 2030. Several documents guide countries in achieving this target through the implementation of appropriate policy measures, including the Global Action Plan 2013 – 2020. Specifically, a multisectoral approach is one of the key actions recommended for the prevention and control of NCDs. In 2014, the UN high-level meeting (UNHLM) adopted four time-bound commitments to be achieved by 2018. One of them is having an operational multisectoral action plan (MSAP)

Researchers Using Innovative Gene Editing Technique To Advance Understanding Of Cryptosporidium…

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Innovation: Building New Infrastructure to Fight Neglected Diseases Trevor Mundel, president of global health at the Gates Foundation, discusses how scientists are advancing knowledge of the parasite Cryptosporidium, one of the leading causes of diarrhea among children. Mundel highlights the work of Boris Striepen of the University of…More

PLOS Medicine Special Issue: Cardiovascular disease and multimorbidity

The editors of PLOS Medicine together with guest editors Carolyn S. P. Lam, Kazem Rahimi, and Steven Steinhubl are delighted to announce a forthcoming special issue focused on cardiovascular disease and multimorbidity. Research submissions are

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