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Political, Public Health Leaders Convene In Gulf For Global Vaccine Summit

“Political and public health leaders meeting in the Gulf this week will back a $5.5 billion plan to eradicate polio within five years, despite repeated setbacks including a recent spate of assassinations of health workers giving vaccines,” the Financial Times reports. “Government officials from Abu Dhabi will join senior European,…

Donations Made, Agreements Signed To Fight Polio In Advance Of Global Vaccine Summit

Hundreds of international health experts and leaders from the public and private sectors are gathered in Abu Dhabi Wednesday for the beginning of the first Global Vaccine Summit, which “is expected to place special emphasis on polio eradication,” Gulf News reports (Zaman, 4/23). Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill &…

Global Vaccine Summit Participants Pledge Funds For Global Polio Eradication Plan

“Health groups [at the Global Vaccine Summit] said on Thursday they could rid the world of polio by 2018 with a $5.5 billion vaccination and monitoring plan to stop the disease taking hold once more now there are only a handful of cases worldwide,” Reuters reports (Kelland, 4/25). Bill Gates,…

Opinion Pieces Address Global Vaccine Summit

Project Syndicate last week published two opinion pieces addressing the Global Vaccine Summit, held in Abu Dhabi from April 24-25, which was hosted by His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, in partnership with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Bill Gates,…

Experts Discuss IOM Evaluation Of PEPFAR At Panel Discussion Convened By KFF, CSIS

“Experts addressed the future of U.S. efforts to tackle HIV/AIDS abroad at a panel discussion earlier this week in Washington, D.C.,” GlobalPost reports. “Convened by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) and the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ (CSIS) Global Health Policy Center, the event focused on the policy implications…

China, Africa Explore Cooperation On Health Issues At Roundtable

“China has reiterated its commitment to help Africa improve its health sector amid various challenges faced by the African continent through deepening existing health cooperation,” Xinhua reports, noting the 4th International Roundtable on China-Africa Health Cooperation kicked off in Gaborone, Botswana on Monday (5/7). “During the two-day meeting, officials will…

GBCHealth Conference Begins In New York, Addresses Reproductive Health

The annual GBCHealth Conference began in New York on Thursday, and “the conference is specifically addressing the need to work harder to reach the difficult health-related goals concerning reducing child mortality, improving maternal health and combating the spread of HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis,” Thomson Reuters Foundation reports. “[F]or the first…

Blogs Report On Global Maternal Health Conference

Crystal Lander, director of policy and advocacy at Management Sciences for Health (MSH), writes in the MSH “Global Health Impact” blog about the Second Global Maternal Health Conference taking place in Arusha, Tanzania, and she describes a speech by Agnes Binagwaho, Rwanda’s minister of health. She says of the conference,…

Final Day Of Global Maternal Health Conference Focuses On Human Rights

In her last report from the Second Global Maternal Health Conference in Arusha, Tanzania, Jocalyn Clark, senior editor of PLoS Medicine, writes in the PLoS “Speaking of Medicine” blog about the final day of the three-day conference. She describes two sessions she attended focusing on human rights and maternal health.…

African Health Officials, Child Health Experts Gather For Child Survival Summit In Ethiopia

“Representatives from African health ministries, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and child health experts [gathered] in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, January 16-18 to share strategies to increase child survival rates,” IIP Digital reports. “The African Leadership for Child Survival — A Promise Renewed conference follows last year’s Child Survival…