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World Bank Cash Transfer Program Aims To Address Malnutrition In Togo

World Bank: Using Social Safety Nets to Combat Child Malnutrition This World Bank feature story discusses a cash transfer program in northern Togo that provides financial assistance to households that are vulnerable to malnutrition. “…In exchange for monthly financial assistance, parents are encouraged to obtain birth certificates for their children,…

POLITICO Europe Examines Health Security, Care Initiatives In Europe

POLITICO Europe: Securing Europe’s health: More than security “‘Health’ and ‘security’ used to be mentioned in the same breath in Europe only when radiation protection, food safety, or combating bioterrorism were under discussion. But in today’s more complex circumstances, health now becomes part of the conversation right across the spectrum…

New Partnership Initiative Aims To Strengthen Primary Health Care Systems, Providers In LMICs

News outlets discuss the U.N.’s launch of a public-private partnership called the Primary Health Care Performance Initiative (PHCPI). New York Times: Partnership Aims to Bolster Local Health Care Providers “Supported by one of the world’s leading philanthropies, a new partnership was announced Saturday during a United Nations development meeting aimed…

World Bank Report Shows Some Countries Expanding Universal Health Coverage

World Bank: Universal health coverage programs that cover one-third of the world are transforming care for the poorest and most vulnerable: new World Bank Group report “A World Bank Group report released [on Friday] during the United Nations General Assembly shows that more countries around the world are rolling out…

Health-Related SDGs Can Be Achieved With Help From Private Sector

Project Syndicate: The Business of Improving Global Health Jörg Reinhardt, chair of the Novartis Board of Directors “…Moneymaking social ventures are self-sustaining and have the potential to grow, bringing benefits to more and more people. They are a potentially powerful complement to philanthropy, which has underpinned much recent progress in…

Ukraine Faces Worsening Health Care Conditions Amid Conflict, Experts Warn

Media outlets discuss Ukraine’s worsening health care conditions amid conflict. Inter Press Service: TB Epidemic Threat Hangs Over Ukraine Conflict “Doctors are warning of a worsening tuberculosis epidemic in Eastern Ukraine as the continuing conflict there begins to take a heavy toll on public health…” (Stracansky, 8/17). U.N. News Centre:…

Commitment To Security Of Health Workers In Nigeria Needed To Deliver Necessary Care

Huffington Post: Health Care Workers Need Security in Northern Nigeria Toyin Ojora-Saraki, founder-president of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa “Access is already one of Africa’s biggest health care provision challenges, and the militant insurgency in the north of Nigeria is adding a layer of difficulty and hampering potential progress. … The…

Ebola Outbreak Highlights Gaps In Access To Care

Cognoscenti: Ebola And The Gap Between The Haves And Have-Nots In Global Health Catherine Womack, a philosophy professor at Bridgewater State University, discusses how the Ebola outbreak shows the impact of access gaps in global health and the “need to help repair and build improved trust between the global health…

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