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Bloomberg To Fund Road Safety Programs In Low-, Middle-Income Countries

News outlets report on Michael Bloomberg’s announcement that he will fund road safety initiatives in low- and middle-income countries. Detroit News: Bloomberg donates $125 million for road safety “Billionaire Michael Bloomberg said Monday he will donate $125 million over the next five years to help reduce the rising number of…

G7 Releases Joint Statement On Ebola Outbreak, Expresses ‘Deepest Concern’

Media sources report on a G7 joint statement on countries affected by the Ebola outbreak. Agence France-Presse: G7 warns Ebola-hit nations ‘must not be isolated’ “The world’s most developed economies pledged to keep open air and sea links with Ebola-hit countries Thursday, saying much-needed help had to be able to…

U.N. North Korean Food Aid Program In Danger Of Closing

Wall Street Journal: U.N. North Korea Food Program in Danger “The United Nations aid program for malnourished North Koreans may close after raising only a fraction of the money it needs to operate in the country, a senior U.N. official said in a call for donations…” (Cheng, 9/25).

Community Health Programs Can Work With Governments To Improve Family Planning Access

Devex: Kindling family planning change in urban slums Gita Pillai and Anju Dadhwal Singh of the Urban Health Initiative (UHI) in India “…Improving equitable access to family planning services and supplies as well as reducing the gap in unmet need for family planning services between the poor and the nonpoor…

Flooding Damages Hospitals In Kashmir, Worsening Health Crisis

New York Times: Hospitals in Kashmir Struggle After Flooding, Deepening a Health Crisis “…In the aftermath of the powerful floods that hit Kashmir early this month, the area is in the midst of a health crisis. Much of the region depends on the premier hospitals in Srinagar, the summer capital…

CSIS Report Examines GPEI, Polio Activities in India

Center for Strategic & International Studies: Repurposing Global Polio Eradication’s Tool Kit In this report, Nellie Bristol, a senior fellow with the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, “…describes [the Global Polio Eradication Initiative's] goals and processes for planning for a polio legacy and examines the opportunities and challenges for moving…

Bill, Melinda Gates Meet With Indian Government To Discuss Development Efforts

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Bill and Melinda Shine a Light on India’s Progress and Offer Hand in Partnership Girindre Beeharry, director of the Gates Foundation’s India Country office, discusses the recent visit of Bill and Melinda Gates — the foundation’s co-chairs — to India and their meetings…

Secretary Kerry Announces New Global Health Commitments

U.S. Department of State: Secretary Kerry Keynotes Frontiers in Development Forum — Announces New Health Commitments by PEPFAR and a Global Resilience Challenge by USAID Secretary Kerry provided keynote remarks at USAID’s Frontiers in Development Forum last week and “announced two new initiatives by the U.S. government to mobilize new…

Trial Examines Method To Improve Maternal, Newborn Care

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Saving lives in childbirth: do we have a game changer? Mariam Claeson, director of the maternal, newborn, and child health team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Atul Gawande, surgeon, writer, and public health researcher; and Aparajita Ramakrishnan, deputy director of the…

During Travel To India, Bill And Melinda Gates Discuss Global Health Efforts

News outlets report on Bill and Melinda Gates’s visit this week to India. Hindustan Times: Bill Gates shares Modi vision of affordable toilets “Having stepped down as chairman and then turning to a ‘technology adviser’ for Microsoft’s new CEO Satya Nadella, he now spends his time trying to save people…