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Sabin Vaccine Institute Event Marks 20 Years Of Scientific Advancements

In a guest post in the Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs” blog, Ambassador Michael Marine, CEO of the Sabin Vaccine Institute, writes about the institute’s 20th Anniversary Scientific Symposium event. “In a fitting way to kick off World Immunization Week, several hundred people gathered Friday, April 25th to celebrate significant…

amfAR Capitol Hill Briefing Focuses On How To ‘Make AIDS History’

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog reports on a Capitol Hill briefing sponsored by amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, titled “Making AIDS History: From Science to Solutions.” In February, amfAR launched “Countdown to a Cure,” an initiative “with a target of finding a widely accessible cure…

Panel At CUGH Meeting Discusses Global Health News Reporting

GlobalPost: How do journalists and policy analysts choose what to cover in global health? Marissa Miley, deputy editor of global health for special reports at GlobalPost Miley summarizes a panel discussion called “How the Media Chooses Global Health Stories” held on Monday at the Consortium of Universities for Global Health…

President Obama Reaffirms U.S. Commitment To Global Health In Video Address

Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH): President Barack Obama Welcomes the 2014 CUGH Conference to Washington, D.C. In a video welcome, “[t]he president and his administration support and acknowledge the work being done around the world by CUGH and its members, and affirm CUGH’s partnership with the U.S. government”…

Lancet Editor Argues Global Health Benefits North More Than South In CUGH Debate

The Lancet: Offline: The case against global health Richard Horton, Lancet editor-in-chief “Sometimes it is useful to argue deliberately and aggressively against an idea you passionately believe in. Within that argument, there may be areas of truth you would ordinarily dismiss, but which you know must be addressed directly. I…

Better Records, Quality Of Care Could Improve Newborn Health

Media outlets continue to report on The Lancet’s maternal and newborn health series. New York Times: Lancet Study Calls for Action to Prevent Millions of Newborn Deaths “…Around the world, nearly three million newborns die each year and an additional 2.6 million are stillborn. The Lancet report finds that progress…

Canadian Government Makes Announcements On Maternal, Child Health Ahead Of Summit

Canadian Press/GlobalPost: Canada focused on maternal, child health ahead of summit in Toronto “A week before an international conference on maternal and child health care opens in Toronto, the Harper government is rolling out announcements on what it sees as its signature issue on the world stage…” (5/21).

International AIDS Community Mourns Loss Of Researchers, Activists In Flight MH17 Crash

News outlets report on the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17), which was carrying 298 passengers and crew, including reportedly up to 100 people bound for the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia. Associated Press: From nun to AIDS expert; crash kills hundreds “International passengers from all walks of…