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New ‘PSI Pulse’ Available Online

PSI Pulse: Issue 3 Issue 3 of PSI Pulse contains several pieces on global health-related issues, including an article on using development impact bonds as a model to finance global health; the use of voluntary medical male circumcision in Zimbabwe; a program that aims to improve gestational diabetes management and…

Frontline Health Workers Critical To Effective Vaccine Delivery In India

Live Mint: The top delivery challenge in India Ramanan Laxminarayan, vice president for research and policy at the Public Health Foundation of India “…Vaccine delivery requires more than just syringes and needles. The vaccines need to be kept in a cold chain from the moment they are manufactured until they…

India Launches IPV, Will Withdraw OPV Type 2 From Routine Immunization Services

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Launch of Inactivated Polio Vaccine in India Raj Ghosh, deputy director of India Vaccine Delivery at the BMGF India, discusses efforts to end polio in India, including the introduction of inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) and the withdrawal of oral polio vaccine (OPV) type…

Better Intergovernmental Fiscal Transfers Could Help India Improve Health

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: How to Make Fiscal Transfers Work for Better Health Anit Mukherjee, policy fellow; Victoria Fan, visiting fellow; and Amanda Glassman, vice president for programs, director of global health policy, and senior fellow, all with CGD, write, “…Since January 2014, CGD and the…

Pakistan City Working To Reduce Foodborne Illness Risk In Eating Establishments

Washington Post: These Pakistani inspectors are fighting terror, one restaurant at a time “Here in [Lahore,] the ‘food capital of Pakistan,’ restaurant owners have started referring to Aysha Mumtaz as the toughest lady in town. But sometimes even Mumtaz, the head of the city’s newly empowered food inspection office, can…

World Bank Framework Provides Resource For Policymakers To Accelerate Progress On SDGs

Huffington Post: Trajectories for the Sustainable Development Goals Mahmoud Mohieldin, corporate secretary and president’s special envoy at the World Bank Group “…[A recent World Bank Group publication uses a] framework to analyze the likely progress on [the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)] and their determinants and to discuss country policy and financing…

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