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Ahead Of Replenishment Conference, France, Italy Announce Pledges To Global Fund

Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: France, Italy Announce Robust Pledges Ahead of Global Fund’s Fifth Replenishment Sarah Marston, director of communications at Friends of the Global Fight, discusses the government of France’s announcement of a pledge of €1.08 billion and the government of Italy’s announcement…

United Kingdom’s Exit From E.U. Could Have Public Health Implications

Huffington Post: Here’s Why ‘Brexit’ Could Be A British Public Health Disaster “In a final tally of 52 percent to 48 percent on the ‘Brexit’ referendum Thursday, Britons voted to exit the European Union, a decision that many believed hinged on voter opinion about immigration. … The public health risks…

PLOS Blog Post Explores Potential Impacts Of ‘Brexit’ On U.K., Global Health Policy

PLOS “Translational Global Health”: Brexit: what might it mean for global health? Rhea Saksena, a British global health graduate and medical student, discusses how the U.K.’s exit from the European Union could impact health domestically as well as globally, and she explores other public health, environmental, and trade issues. Saksena…

New Issue Of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Fund News Flash The latest issue of the Global Fund News Flash discusses an announcement from the French government that it will contribute €1.08 billion to the Global Fund for a three-year period beginning in 2017. “The new pledge, which represents…

Access To Safe Abortion Critical To Lowering Global Maternal Mortality Rate

The Guardian: Illegal abortions are killing women and aid restrictions are just making it worse Hannah Mitchell, physician based in Botswana “…What is stopping women from accessing safe abortions? The first is restrictive laws in their own countries, which can extend to a ban. … The second barrier is the…

In CGD Podcast, Jim O’Neill Discusses Ways To Address Antibiotic Resistance

Center for Global Development’s “CGD Podcast”: ‘Google For Doctors’: How the G20 and World Bank Can Help Tackle Antibiotic Resistance — Podcast with Lord Jim O’Neill Rajesh Mirchandani, vice president of communications and policy outreach at CGD, speaks with Lord Jim O’Neill, a minister in the U.K. Treasury, about the…

Ending AIDS Requires Vigorous, Generous Global Efforts

New York Times: The World Could End AIDS if It Tried Editorial Board “The world has made so much progress in reducing the spread of AIDS and treating people with HIV that the epidemic has receded from the public spotlight. Yet by any measure the disease remains a major threat…

Ireland’s Abortion Law Discriminatory, Inhumane To Women, U.N. Human Rights Committee Finds

Associated Press: U.N.: Ireland’s abortion ban is cruel, discriminatory to women “Ireland’s abortion ban subjects women to discriminatory, cruel, and degrading treatment and should be ended immediately for cases involving fatal fetal abnormalities, U.N. human rights experts said Thursday…” (Pogatchnik, 6/9). The Atlantic: United Nations Panel Tells Ireland to Change…

Addressing Challenge Of Food Waste Critical To Sustainable Development

Huffington Post: The Immorality of Food Waste Vytenis Andriukaitis, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety “…[Food waste] is indeed one of the most critical challenges facing the world over the coming decades. Despite dwindling resources, the erosion of soil, and the impact of climate change amongst other problems, we…

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