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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…

WHO Executive Board Addresses R&D Agenda Items In Preparation For World Health Assembly

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: WHO Board addresses health R&D, sets March meeting to discuss CEWG resolution Jana Armstrong, a consultant for GHTC, discusses R&D agenda items for the WHO Executive Board meeting that took place at the end of January in preparation for the 69th World Health Assembly (WHA)…

CGD Blog Post Provides Recap Of 4th International Conference On Family Planning

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: On Family Planning, Financing, and Fine Lines: Recapping ICFP 2016 Rachel Silverman, senior policy analyst at CGD, discusses the 4th International Conference on Family Planning, which took place in Nusa Dua, Indonesia, during the last week in January. Silverman highlights how different…

Global Community Must Invest In Syria’s Health Care Workers, System

The Guardian: We must not let Syria’s health service fail Rola Hallam, medical director for Hand in Hand for Syria, and Donna McKay, executive director of Physicians for Human Rights “…As world leaders meet this week in London to address the spiraling refugee crisis, stopping the wholesale destruction of Syria’s…

International Conference On Family Planning Concludes In Indonesia

Global Health NOW: ICFP Closes with Renewed Energy and Hope “Officially, the fourth International Conference on Family Planning concluded Thursday, ending one of the largest gatherings in ICFP history. But really, the conversations and commitments it inspired have just begun. As more than 3,000 attendees from 70-plus counties head home…

U.N. High-Level Panel To Examine How IP, Trade Rules, Human Rights Law Affect Access To Medicines

Global Health Technologies Coalitions’ “Breakthroughs”: Setting the stage: U.N. High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines to consider IP, trade, human rights, and access to medicine Courtney Carson, GHTC’s senior policy and advocacy associate, discusses the work surrounding the U.N. High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines, which is “designed to consider…

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