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International Conference On Family Planning Opens In Indonesia

News outlets report on the 2016 International Conference on Family Planning, taking place this week in Indonesia. Christian Science Monitor: Can family planning help the world? Lessons from Indonesia. “Indonesia, the world’s fourth most populous country, cut its fertility rate in half over a 30-year period. Now its program faces…

Next WHO Director General Must ‘Take Global Health To A Higher Level’

The Lancet: The future leadership of WHO Sally C. Davies, chief medical officer for England, and colleagues “…It is essential that [WHO] Member States come together in 2017 to elect a director general who is able to lead a diverse, global, and unified organization which spends billions of dollars annually.…

World, Business Leaders To Discuss Vaccine R&D Financing At High-Level WEF Meeting

Wall Street Journal: Health Threats Spur Vaccine Hunt “Ebola, Zika virus, and other infectious diseases have catapulted the threat of infectious-disease epidemics to a top spot at the World Economic Forum as world leaders meet in Davos this week. … Government, international, and pharmaceutical industry officials will gather in a…

Support Of Global Health Institutions; Empowerment Of Women, Girls; Investment In Innovation Crucial To Eradicating Extreme Poverty

Project Syndicate: Promises to Keep in 2016 Bill Gates, founder and technology adviser of the Microsoft Corporation, and Melinda Gates, both co-chairs of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…[W]hile progress [on ending extreme poverty] is possible, it is not inevitable. Success will require political will, global cooperation, and human…

GHTC Launches Video Series On Role Of Global Health Innovation In Achieving SDGs

Global Health Technologies Coalition: Harnessing health innovation to achieve the global goals GHTC Communications Officer Marissa Chmiola discusses GHTC’s launch of “a four-part video series exploring the role of global health innovation in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The series features interviews with global health thought leaders, advocates, researchers,…

World Humanitarian Summit Secretariat Speaks About Aid Funding, Strategies

The Guardian: People hit by disaster want us to do much better, says humanitarian chief “If 2015 was all about the world drafting a blueprint to build a fairer, safer, and more prosperous future, this year will be about picking the best tools for the job, with the World Humanitarian…