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4 Steps Necessary To Implement ‘Precision Public Health’ In Developing Nations

Nature: Four steps to precision public health Scott F. Dowell, deputy director for surveillance and epidemiology; David Blazes, senior program officer for surveillance and epidemiology; and Susan Desmond-Hellmann, chief executive, all at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…The use of data to guide interventions that benefit populations more efficiently…

In AEI Talk, Gates CEO Offers Global Health Advice For Trump Administration, Says Re-Emergence Of Polio In Nigeria ‘Biggest Disappointment’

Devex: Gates CEO says polio’s return to Nigeria is her ‘biggest disappointment’ “Sue Desmond-Hellman, CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, said Tuesday that her ‘biggest disappointment’ since joining the foundation in 2014 was witnessing the re-emergence of polio in Nigeria after it had previously been thought to be…

Grand Challenges Africa To Fund Research Aimed At Improving Maternal, Newborn Health

The Guardian: Innovations fund aims to save women and newborn babies in Africa “Public health experts in East Africa have hailed an initiative that will fund research on the continent in the hope of fostering African innovation. The $7m (£5.7m) Grand Challenges Africa innovation seed grants program — funded by…

3 Key Interventions Can Improve Health Of Children Globally

Project Syndicate: Three Ways to Improve Child Health Anita Zaidi, director of the Enteric and Diarrheal Diseases Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…Tackling [pneumonia and diarrhea,] the two biggest killers of children worldwide, may seem daunting, but we have all the knowledge we need to mount an…

CDC, Gates Foundation Heads Discuss Disease Outbreak Preparedness In WSJ Interview

Wall Street Journal: What Global Disease Threat Worries Public Health Officials Most? “Infectious disease outbreaks not only have the potential to destabilize societies, they pose a threat to international economies, as well. What should public health officials and businesses be doing to prepare? Physicians Thomas Frieden, the head of the…

Gates Foundation Awards $29M Grant To Malaria Elimination Initiative

University of California San Francisco: Global Push to Eradicate Malaria Boosted by $29M Grant to Malaria Elimination Initiative Laura Kurtzman, senior public information representative at UCSF, writes, “The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded UC San Francisco’s Global Health Group’s Malaria Elimination Initiative (MEI) a four-year grant of $29…

Gates Foundation Announces Grand Challenges Explorations Awardees, Focused On Family Planning, Child Health

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: From Assessing Family Planning Needs to Accelerating Drug Development for Childhood Diarrhea — Big Ideas from Grand Challenges Explorations Latest Awardees Steven Buchsbaum, deputy director, and Rebekah Neal, program officer, both with discovery and translational sciences in the Global Health Program of the…

Grand Challenges Annual Meeting Allows Attendees To Work Toward Creating ‘Better Life’ For Poor People Worldwide, Gates Foundation Official Says

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: My Three Days at the Epicenter of Global Health Ingenuity and Transformation Trevor Mundel, president of global health at the Gates Foundation, discusses the Grand Challenges Annual Meeting, which took place last week in London. Mundel writes, “The beauty of this conference is…

Quality Data, Innovation Critical For Achieving Gender Equality In Africa

Medium: What do we really know about Africa? Ayo Ajayi, Africa director for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…The place where we most need innovative approaches to data is in the realm of women and girls. Even the little data that is available on Africa is not sufficient to…

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