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New PEPFAR Partnership Will Help Prevent HIV Among Girls, Young Women In Eastern, Southern Africa

Huffington Post: PEPFAR, Nike Foundation and Gates Foundation Partnership Restores Hope for an AIDS-free Future for Girls Deborah Birx, ambassador-at-large and coordinator of U.S. government activities to combat global HIV/AIDS “…Despite success in other areas, like prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission, HIV prevention efforts to date have not successfully addressed…

Blog Post Discusses Polio Eradication, Immunization Campaigns In Nigeria

Humanosphere: How the focus on polio eradication in Nigeria undermines itself In this guest post, science writer Robert Fortner discusses polio eradication in Nigeria and the relationship between polio immunization campaigns and efforts to address other vaccine-preventable diseases in the country (11/26).

Blog Posts Discuss Global Nutrition Efforts

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: November is a Month of Action for Nutrition Elizabeth Buckingham and Daniel Oerther, who both serve in the Secretary of State’s Office of Global Food Security, outline several U.S. government initiatives on nutrition that are committed to achieving “better nutrition for all” (11/19). Bill &…

Accurate, Accessible Data Essential To Tackling Global Health Challenges

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Knowledge is Power: Sharing Information Can Accelerate Global Health Impact Trevor Mundel, president of global health at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, discusses the importance of accurate and accessible data in global health, and announces the foundation’s adoption of “an Open Access…

Gates Foundation Pledges $5.7M Toward Ebola Treatment Trials

News outlets report on the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s pledge of $5.7 million to test experimental Ebola treatments in West Africa. BBC News: Ebola outbreak: $5.7m pledged for blood plasma trials “The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has pledged $5.7m towards a program to increase production of experimental Ebola…

Melinda Gates Discusses Importance Of Clean, Safe Toilets In India

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: The Spirit of Swachh Bharat: Safe Sanitation for Women and Girls Melinda Gates, co-chair and trustee of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, discusses the lack of clean and safe toilets in India, the impact on women and girls, and a citizen movement…