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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…

USAID Commemorates, Highlights Key Global Health Achievements In 2015

Huffington Post: 2015 in Review: Commemorating a Year of Key Global Health Achievements Ariel Pablos-Mendez, assistant administrator for global health and child and maternal survival coordinator at USAID “…For the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the broader global health community alike, 2015 was a momentous year. Today, I…

Action Against Climate Change Can Result In Health, Economic Benefits

Huffington Post: Action on Climate Change Creates a Circle for Health and Economic Growth Flavia Bustreo, WHO assistant director general for family, women’s, and children’s health, and vice chair of the Board of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance; and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, incoming chair of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance “…[C]ountries that take…

Achieving SDGs, Paris Agreement Requires Ongoing Commitment From International Community

Huffington Post: A New Year for Sustainable Development and Public Health Linda P. Fried, dean and DeLamar professor of public health at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health “2016 begins with two historic global agreements shaping sustainable development as never before. … The challenge of public health in…

Opinion Piece Highlights 10 Memorable Global Health Moments In 2015

Huffington Post: 10 Defining Moments that Shaped Global Health in 2015 Margarite Nathe, senior editor and writer at IntraHealth International “When you look back on 2015, what will you remember? … Here are 10 of the moments that lit (or littered) our path to greater health and well-being in 2015:…

The Lancet Commission’s Global Surgery Plan Offers Lessons For Large Businesses

Washington Post: Large businesses can learn from lessons on global surgical treatment Gerry Yemen, senior researcher at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, and John G. Meara, professor of global surgery at Harvard Medical School “…Leaders at a top medical journal, The Lancet, created a commission on global…

As G7 Chair, Japan Can Promote UHC By Framing As Health Security Issue

BMJ Blogs: Gavin Yamey: Can Japan rouse the G7 nations to action on universal health coverage? Gavin Yamey, a professor at the Duke Global Health Institute, discusses Japan’s G7 chair status and its potential influence in promoting universal health coverage (UHC) as a focus issue for upcoming G7 summits. Yamey…

Child-Friendly TB Treatment Unveiled At Lung Health Conference

NPR: Could A New Berry-Flavored Pill Help Stop Childhood TB? “…[C]hildren with TB have to take the same drugs as adults, and getting kids to swallow those large, foul-tasting tablets is no easy task. So for global health groups — and parents around the world — the arrival of kid-friendly,…

Germany Should Reassert Commitment To Eliminating NTDs

Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End the Neglect”: Upholding Germany’s Historic Commitment to Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases Peter Hotez, president of the Sabin Vaccine Institute and dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, and Neeraj Mistry, managing director of the Global Network for…