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

Republican health plan seen as a major setback for hepatitis C Medicaid patients

Amid a growing hepatitis C epidemic, federal austerity measures seen as a setback to infection control.  By Sony Salzman It’s been nearly 20 years since Read More

Navigating hearing disabilities in Morocco

Published with permission from Round Earth Media  By Maria Luisa Frasson-Nori RABAT, Morocco – In an inconspicuous brown building sandwiched between a tire shop and Read More


World Must Work Toward Closing Gender Gap, Achieving Reproductive Health Rights To Reach…

Devex: Poorest women feel inequality gap most as they try to access health care, reports UNFPA “Increasingly, women and girls across different strata of society are experiencing a greater divide as they seek to obtain access to sexual and reproductive health care. As inequality continues to rise within countries, it is creating far more than…More

Vanessa Kerry Speaks About Seed Global Health, Working Toward Health Equity In Forbes Interview

Forbes: How Seed Global Health Is Using Education To Reduce Global Health Inequities “Some people can pinpoint the exact moment that inspired their career path. For Dr. Vanessa Kerry, the founder and CEO of Seed Global Health, it was a childhood trip to an impoverished Vietnam. Dr.

PATH Paper Offers Recommendations On How Multisector Partnerships Can Help Achieve U.S. Global…

PATH: Innovating Foreign Assistance: Harnessing the Power of the Private Sector to Achieve U.S. Global Health and Development Goals “This paper discusses how nonprofits like PATH can achieve U.S. global health and development goals through effectively harnessing the power of the private sector,” as well as public and social sectors (September 2017).

Global challenges of health in the workplace

Over 54% of the world’s population live in urban areas, and over the next decade the growth of cities is expected to be greatest in Africa – the part of the world currently the least covered by workplace health. If we get this right, the potential to improve human wellbeing is vast. Evidence of the effectiveness of workplace health (or ‘wellness’) programmes is often unclear, and in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) the evidence is particularly thin. I have recently been investigating workplace health in LMICs* – desk research and a series of key informant interviews (India, China, South Africa, Brazil and Argentina) – and, while many of the challenges are problems for workplaces everywhere, they are often more acute in lower-income countries. A 2016 survey of 430 organisations found that the top three workplace-health issues globally are all related to non-communicable diseases (NCDs): poor nutrition, physical inactivity and stress.

World Bank/IMF Development Committee Releases Communiqué From Fall Meeting

World Bank: World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings 2017: Development Committee Communiqué This press release contains the official communiqué of the World Bank/IMF Development Committee, which met October 14 in Washington, D.C. The document outlines the committee’s recognition of and recommendations on various issues, including health and development goals, gender equality, resilience, and climate change (10/14).

Trump Administration Should Fully Fund, Implement Strategy To Empower Adolescent Girls

The Hill: Empower girls, change the world Gayatri Patel, senior policy advocate for gender and empowerment at CARE USA; Helena Minchew, program officer for U.S. foreign policy and advocacy at International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC); Lyric Thompson, director of policy and advocacy at the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW); and Rachel Clement, policy…More

Financial Times Features Series Of Articles On Investing In Girls, Gender Equality

Financial Times: Girls: The Path to Gender Equality “Investing in girls and narrowing the gender gap brings a ‘triple benefit’ to society,” the series summary says. Highlights from the series include the following articles, among others: Financial Times: Why invest in teenage girls? “The economic argument is compelling: adolescence is the moment to secure a…More

African Declaration To Accelerate Implementation Of International Health Regulations Serves As…

The Lancet Global Health: A new public health order for Africa’s health security John Nkengasong, director of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention; Benjamin Djoudalbaye, senior health officer at the African Union; and Olawale Maiyegun, director of the Department of Social Affairs at the African Union Commission “On July 3, 2017, African heads…More

Investing In Girls’, Women’s Health, Rights Is ‘Prerequisite’ For Achieving UHC

Devex: Opinion: Want to deliver on the promises of UHC? Invest in girls’ and women’s health and rights Katja Iversen, president and CEO of Women Deliver, and Michael Myers, managing director of the Rockefeller Foundation “…[W]ithout an intentional, relentless commitment to gender equality, even well-meaning plans to advance [universal health coverage (UHC)] — the goal…More

New WHO Leadership Team Demonstrates Agency’s Commitment To Gender Equality

HuffPost: A Leap Forward for Gender Equality in Global Health Nicole Schiegg, strategic communications consultant “Women have been making sizable contributions to global health for decades. We have influenced advocacy, policy, technical, and programmatic issues. However, as a global health community, we still battle conundrums like ‘all male panels’ and not seeing enough women in…More

African, Global Leaders Must Ensure All People Have Access To Quality Health Care

HuffPost: Universal Health Coverage and the Road to Equality Toyin Ojora Saraki, founder of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa “…[Universal health coverage (UHC)] not only improves health, but also reduces poverty, creates jobs, drives economic growth, promotes gender equality, and protects populations against epidemics. … Currently, [Nigeria’s health] system struggles to live up to even the…More

U.N. Leaders Discuss Improving Access To Medicines, Health Care At U.N. Human Rights Council…

Xinhua News: U.N. agencies hail universal health care at forum “The World Trade Organization (WTO) provides a legal framework for members to cut tariffs on medicines in a non-discriminatory way, WTO Director-General Roberto Azevedo said on Monday. … The WTO head made the remarks while addressing the U.N. Human Rights Council Social Forum that takes…More

Gender Equality Critical To Achievement of SDGs

Huffington Post: We Can Build A Better World If We Stop Leaving Half Of It Behind Marie-Claude Bibeau, minister of international development and La Francophonie, and Kristalina Georgieva, Chief Executive Officer at the World Bank “The World Bank and the Government of Canada agree that one of the most effective ways to accelerate economic development,…More

China, U.S. Discuss Global Health Cooperation In Meeting Between Chinese Vice Premier, U.S….

Xinhua News: China, U.S. team up for global health progress “China and the United States vowed to team up for global health progress on Thursday in a bid to beef up health and safety in both countries and the world at large. The consensus was announced in the joint communique of the first China-U.S. Social…More

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