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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…

Indian Government To Fully Fund Federal AIDS Program, Health Minister Says

Reuters: India restores federal funding for AIDS program after criticism “India will fully fund its AIDS control program federally, the health minister said on Tuesday, restoring support months after it was criticized for slashing its contribution and asking individual states to fill the gap. India’s globally-lauded AIDS program has been…

Incorporation Of Climate Change Risk Management Integral To U.S. Development Efforts

USAID’s “Impact”: How and Why USAID is Ensuring Our Development Efforts are Climate Resilient Carrie Thompson, deputy assistant administrator for USAID’s Bureau for Economic Growth, Education, and Environment, discusses USAID’s efforts to respond to climate change, including the agency’s incorporation of climate risk management into U.S. development assistance (11/30).

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