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Global Health Experts Question Whether Clinton Health Access Initiative Can Maintain Influence If Bill Clinton Steps Down, STAT Reports

STAT: Can Clinton global health charity survive loss of former president’s clout? “Bill Clinton has promised to leave the Clinton Foundation board if Hillary Clinton is elected president, but his potential departure from another Clinton charity could have far greater consequences for global health. Though it’s less well-known than the…

USAID Maternal And Infant Health Project Helped Improve Care In Some Former Soviet Hospitals

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Giving Birth in Ukraine: So Different From My Parents’ Experience Olya Myrtsalo, a senior development and communication officer in USAID’s regional mission for Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova, writes about the USAID Maternal and Infant Health Project, which ran from 2003 to 2012 in the region.…

U.S. Congress Should Support International Family Planning Programs

The Hill: Family planning saves lives, so why did the House cut it? Lisa Bos, director of government relations at World Vision U.S. “…Culture, religion, and myths drive [some families in developing countries] to have many children, regardless of the health impact. Parents lack information about why timing births to…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss U.S. Zika Response

Washington Post: Zika is spreading in Florida, but Congress still hasn’t approved cash to fight it Editorial Board “…Local governments and public health agencies are scrambling to control [Zika’s] spread, provide diagnostics, educate the public, and search for a vaccine. But instead of acting, Republican majorities in Congress have taken…

Investing In UHC In Africa Will Help Lift Millions Of People Out Of Extreme Poverty

Global News Network Liberia: A path toward wealth and security: Investing in the health of Africa’s people Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank Group “…[U]niversal coverage of essential services requires a fundamental shift in the way health care is financed. [Universal health coverage (UHC)] means changing from a…

African Development Conference Sees Commitments To Accelerate UHC On Continent

World Bank: Partners Launch Framework to Accelerate Universal Health Coverage in Africa; World Bank and Global Fund Commit $24 Billion “Today at the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD-VI), African heads of state and partners vowed to accelerate progress toward universal health coverage (UHC) in Africa. To help…

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