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‘Science Speaks’ Covers Issues Discussed At CROI 2016

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog is covering a range of issues discussed at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), taking place this week in Boston. “Science Speaks”: CROI 2016: Scale of Ebola crisis led to knowledge, new questions, ongoing research, and need for unprecedented…

African Ministerial Conference Celebrates Meningitis A Vaccine Successes, Discusses Vaccination Partnerships, Political Leadership

The Lancet: Vaccines for Africa: a ‘limited market’? Editorial Board “African leaders are gathering in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, this week for the first ever Ministerial Conference on Vaccines in Africa. … There are many examples of highly successful African vaccination campaigns on which to base ongoing efforts. The most obvious…

Ending Vaccine-Preventable Deaths Requires High Immunization Coverage, Strong Health Systems, Sustainable Programs

Huffington Post: Walking the Talk: Three Keys to Ending Vaccine-Preventable Deaths Katrin DeCamp, web manager and senior communications specialist, and Robert Steinglass, immunization team leader, both at USAID’s Maternal and Child Survival Program “At month’s end, African health and finance ministers will meet in Ethiopia for the Ministerial Conference on…

End Of AIDS Possible With Scientific Advances, Innovative Research

Boston Globe: New tools to fight AIDS Kenneth H. Mayer, co-chair and medical research director of the Fenway Institute at Fenway Health “…[W]e require better tools to fight AIDS. The need for new preventive technologies, in particular, is acute. That is why there is so much excitement around this year’s…

Universal Access To Vaccines Achievable, Essential For Children To Live Healthy Lives

Ethiopian Herald: Africa: Now Is the Time to Reach Every Child with Life-Saving Vaccines Matshidiso Moeti, WHO regional director for Africa, and Ala Alwan, WHO regional director for the Eastern Mediterranean “Africa has an incredible opportunity to provide a better life for each and every child, and we know exactly…

U.N. SG’s World Humanitarian Summit Report Should Have Included More On Health Issues

The Lancet: An ambitious agenda for humanity Editorial Board “…Last week, Ban Ki-moon released his report for the [World Humanitarian Summit that will take place in Istanbul in late May] — One Humanity: Shared Responsibility — which presents his vision for humanitarian reform. … [M]ore could have been specifically included on…

CGD Blog Post Discusses Key Takeaways From Conference Session On UHC

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: How to Decide ‘Who Gets What’ in Health: Takeaways from the 2016 Prince Mahidol Awards Conference Amanda Glassman, vice president for programs, director of global health policy, and senior fellow, and Yuna Sakuma, program associate, both at CGD, highlight takeaways from a…

Blog Post Examines Proposed New WHO Framework For Engagement With Non-State Actors

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: WHO says ‘no thanks’ to the private sector Matthew Robinson, GHTC’s policy & advocacy officer, discusses a recent WHO Executive Board meeting on a proposed Framework for Engagement with Non-State Actors (FENSA), which will be discussed at the World Health Assembly (WHA). Robinson provides an…

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