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BRICS Development Bank Could Take On Health, Development Challenges Such As TB

Devex: Can the BRICS bank rally global outcasts around TB treatment? “Some of global development’s emerging players could fill a void in aid to the world’s most isolated countries — and their citizens who desperately crave basic services. … [N]ew actors are emerging, and some experts speculate that the recently…

Maternal, Newborn Health ‘Intimately Linked’; Services Should Be Integrated

Healthy Newborn Network: Over 28,000 deaths in the first day of life in Bangladesh reminds the urgency of MNH services integration Mohammod Shahidullah, professor and chair in the Department of Neonatology at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), discusses the link between maternal and newborn health, and how “integrated service…

Increased Health Care Spending In India Has Potential Individual, Societal Benefits

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: The Economics of Health in India Girindre Beeharry, director of the Gates Foundation’s India Country office, discusses health care financing in India and the potential benefits of increased spending on the household and macro levels (11/6).

The Guardian Compares Health Care Systems Of 8 Countries

The Guardian: How sick are the world’s health care systems? “The NHS is in trouble and its chief executive has requested £8bn to save it. But how does Britain’s system compare with health care around the world — and what can we learn? From hard-pressed India to highly organized Germany,…

Australia To Staff Ebola Clinic In Sierra Leone

News outlets report on Australia’s announcement that it would staff an Ebola treatment center in Sierra Leone amid pressure from donors to do more in its efforts to fight the disease in West Africa. Associated Press: Australia to staff Ebola hospital in Sierra Leone “Australia’s prime minister said Wednesday that his…

World Bank Head Urges Asia To Send More HCWs To Africa

News outlets report on World Bank President Jim Yong Kim’s call for Asia to send more trained health workers to Ebola-affected West Africa. Agence France-Presse: World Bank chief urges Asian health help in Africa “World Bank President Jim Yong Kim Tuesday urged Asia to send trained health workers to Ebola-stricken…

Australia To Send Volunteer HCWs To Sierra Leone

Sydney Morning Herald: Ebola: Abbott government relents, will send Australian volunteers to treat victims “The Abbott government is set to announce that it will assist several hundred Australian expert volunteers travel to one of the Ebola hotspots of Africa to help control the epidemic. The government has struck an agreement…