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2015 Marks Year Malaria Eradication Goal Became Possible

CNN: A turning point in an age-old fight against a killer Martin Edlund, founding member and CEO of Malaria No More “…[I]t wasn’t just global leadership that made 2015 so pivotal [in global efforts against malaria]. Breakthrough innovations and swift advances in technology promised to transform the very battleground of…

Japan Hosts International Meetings On UHC, Global Fund Replenishment

News outlets report on the opening of the International Conference on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and the 5th Replenishment Preparatory Meeting of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, taking place in Tokyo. EFE/La Prensa: Bill Gates participates in Tokyo conference to end malaria and AIDS “…The two-day…

Frontline Health Workers, Funders Critical To Progress Against Polio

Project Syndicate: The Polio Heroes Bill Gates, founder and technology adviser of the Microsoft Corporation and co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…The credit [for the progress against polio] goes to an international coalition of visionary people: the leaders who make polio eradication a high priority in their…

Global Private Funding For HIV Totals $618M In 2014, FCAA Report Says

Philanthropy News Digest: Grantmaking for HIV/AIDS Totaled $618 Million in 2014, Report Finds “Philanthropic support for HIV/AIDS initiatives in low- and middle-income countries totaled $618 million in 2014, up eight percent from 2013, a report from Funders Concerned About AIDS [(FCAA)] finds. According to the report … the increase –…

Blog Post Examines Debate Surrounding Roles Of Markets, Government In Health Systems

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Do governments have a role to play in health care? In this article originally published on LiveMint, Nachiket Mor, senior adviser at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and former board member at the Reserve Bank of India, and Winnie Yip, professor of…

Sustained Progress On Maternal, Child Health Critical To Success Of SDG Agenda

Huffington Post: In the complex and brave new world of the SDGs, we still have unfinished business on the basics of mother and child health David de Ferranti, president; Robert Hecht, managing director; and Shan Soe-Lin, program director, all at Results for Development Institute “…What has driven the success of…

Improving Equity Through Monitoring, Evaluation, Action Critical To Achieving SDGs

Devex: Equity: A platform for achieving the SDGs and promoting human rights Cesar Victora, emeritus professor of epidemiology at the Federal University of Pelotas, and Kate Somers, program officer on the maternal, newborn, and child health team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…[U]nequal access to services and opportunities…

Blog Examines Respiratory Syncytial Virus Vaccine R&D

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: New Hope for Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Prevention Niteen Wairagkar, senior program officer with the global health program’s pneumonia team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, discusses the need for and research into vaccines for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a leading cause…