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Global Health Innovation Landscape Must Shift With Changing Health Financing Trends

Devex: The new market builders for health innovation Michael Igoe, global development reporter for Devex “…At the recent International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, negotiators sent a strong message that global development’s future resides with domestic tax resources and private investment, not with foreign aid. That…

Low-Cost Oral Rehydration Solution Can Save Many Lives Worldwide

Skoll World Forum: ORS Is a Magic Elixir That Saves Lives Helen Matzger, senior program officer on the Vaccine Delivery Team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Anita Zaidi, director of the Enteric and Diarrheal Diseases Program at the foundation “…One critically important intervention the health community has…

Kenya To Benefit From DREAMS Project Aimed At Preventing HIV Among Young Women

VOA News: Kenya Joins HIV DREAMS Project “Kenya will be getting new support to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS among adolescent girls. President Obama announced Sunday that Kenya would be included in the DREAMS project. It’s funded by the U.S., the Nike Foundation, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation…” (DeCapua,…

USAID’s Global Development Lab Provides Model For Funding Development Innovation, Measurement

Devex: Innovation in development Rachel Vogelstein, director and senior fellow for women and foreign policy at the Council on Foreign Relations “…Launched in April 2014, the Global Development Lab is USAID’s newest entity, designed to fund breakthrough innovations to ‘accelerate development impact faster, cheaper, and more sustainably.’ … While these…

Duke Global Health Institute Receives $20M Grant From Gates Foundation

Raleigh News & Observer: Gates Foundation gives $20 million to Duke for global health “Duke University’s Global Health Institute got a big boost in its efforts to train students to fight health threats worldwide — a $20 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant includes $10…

PMI ‘Integral’ Partner In Efforts To Achieve Malaria-Free World

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: PMI Is a Vital Partner to End Malaria Alan Magill, director of the malaria program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, says the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) is “integral” to achieving a malaria-free world. “…It has become a major force behind global…

Partnerships, Knowledge Sharing Can Advance Contraceptive R&D

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Connecting the Dots: Advancing Contraceptive R&D through Partnerships and Knowledge Sharing Laneta Dorflinger, director of contraceptive technology at FHI 360; Kate Rademacher, technical adviser in FHI 360’s global health, population, and nutrition group; and Lucy Wilson, monitoring and evaluation adviser for contraceptive technology…

More Than 34M Children Saved Since 2000 At Cost Of About $4K Each, Report Shows

The Guardian: Investment in child health in world’s poorest countries saves 34m lives “More than 34 million children’s lives have been saved in the last 15 years at a cost, in the poorest countries, of about $4,000 (£2,500) each, say experts who have compiled a scorecard of donor and government…