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Large Nonprofits Shaping Seattle Into Global Health Center

New York Times: For Some Top Nonprofits, Changing the World Begins in Seattle “…The result: In trying to change the world, [the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Allen Institute for Cell Science] are also changing their backyard. Their causes, such as clean water, sanitation, and health, are spawning…

Bill Gates Discusses Criteria For Foreign Aid Disbursement

Gates Notes: Who Should Get Foreign Aid? Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, examines how countries qualify for foreign aid, noting he will attend a World Bank meeting later this month to discuss the issue. He outlines how national income levels are an insufficient indicator for…

Technological Innovations Can Improve Health Care Quality, Help Meet Development Goals

Frontline Health Workers Coalition: A Connected Health Workforce is Essential to Global Health Security Corinne Mahoney, senior manager of communications and knowledge management at IntraHealth International, discusses the use of mobile phones to help spread information and knowledge among health workers, writing, “When we invest to give health workers what…

Global Community Must Commit To ‘Comprehensive Effort’ To End TB

Project Syndicate: Winning the War Against TB Melvin Sanicas, program officer and global health fellow at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…Given the enormous economic burden and widespread human suffering caused by TB, a comprehensive effort to tackle the disease is urgently needed. … The first step is to…

Indian Pharmaceutical Companies Working To Develop Childhood Pneumococcal Vaccines

Livemint: Pneumonia vaccine: the new battleground for Indian drug makers “…Tergene is not alone in the race to make the pediatric vaccine. Big Indian vaccine names such as Pune-based Serum Institute of India Ltd and New Delhi-based Panacea Biotec Ltd are also developing [pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCVs)]. Serum and Panacea…

Financial Times Profiles Gates Foundation CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann

Financial Times: The Monday Interview: Sue Desmond-Hellmann, Gates Foundation CEO “When she is traveling in the developing world, Sue Desmond-Hellmann, a world-renowned oncologist and chief executive of the $40bn Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is often mistaken for a secretary. She finds it funny rather than offensive. ‘They’ll look for…

Private Sector Global Health Investments Should Focus On Health Systems Building, Beware Of Vertical Approaches

The Wire: The Gates Foundation and the Anatomy of Philanthrocapitalism Urvashi Aneja, associate professor in international relations at the Jindal School of International Affairs “…While [the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s (BMGF)] philanthrocapitalism undoubtedly injects the much-needed financial resources into global development programs, it is important to pay attention to…

Surveillance, Mortality Data Critical To Ending Preventable Child Deaths

Project Syndicate: How Autopsies Can Save Children’s Lives Scott Dowell, deputy director for surveillance and epidemiology at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…As part of the Sustainable Development Goals, adopted by the United Nations last September, the international community has pledged to end preventable deaths of children under the…

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