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U.S.-African Health Partnerships Key To Improving Health

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Investing in Health: Investing in Africa’s Future Elizabeth Jordan, acting special representative for the Secretary’s Office of Global Health Diplomacy, writes about the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit and notes that the partnerships between U.S. government agencies and African countries “will ensure a healthier human family” (8/8).

U.S. Investments In Global Health Innovations Important For Economic Growth, Diplomacy

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Investing in global health innovation=smart power Marissa Chmiola, communications officer at GHTC, discusses the importance of American businesses and NGOs to invest in global health innovations because it “not only supports domestic and international health improvements and economic growth, but also serves as an important…

GHC Director Outlines 10 Trends Shaping Global Health

IntraHealth’s “Vital”: Ten Key Trends that Are Shaping Today’s Global Health Outlook Christine Sow, executive director of the Global Health Council (GHC), describes a “listening tour” she embarked on when she took over the GHC and outlines 10 global health trends she discussed with experts worldwide (7/2).

News Coverage Continues On CIA’s Decision To No Longer Use Fake Vaccination Programs

News outlets continue to report on a White House official’s confirmation that the CIA will no longer use vaccination programs for covert operations. Bloomberg Businessweek: The CIA Stops Fake Vaccinations as Real Polio Rebounds “The White House confirmed this week that the Central Intelligence Agency will no longer use vaccination campaigns…

Blogs Discuss CIA Policy Disallowing Fake Vaccination Programs

Blogs address a new CIA policy stating the agency no longer will use vaccination programs for covert operations, as was done in the hunt for Osama bin Laden. Humanosphere: CIA promises not to do any more fake vaccination programs Tom Paulson, founder and lead journalist at Humanosphere, discusses the Obama…

CIA No Longer Will Use Fake Vaccination Programs As Covers, White House Official Says

News outlets report that in a written response to a group of public health school deans, President Obama’s top homeland security adviser, Lisa Monaco, states the CIA no longer will use vaccination programs for covert operations, as was done in the hunt for Osama bin Laden. Associated Press/Minneapolis Star Tribune:…

NEJM Features Articles On Global Health Issues

The New England Journal of Medicine features several pieces on global health in its current issue. In an editorial, David Hunter of Harvard School of Public Health and Harvey Fineberg of the Institute of Medicine discuss “five major forces and trends suggesting that as the 21st century progresses, a global…

‘Time Is Now’ To Create ‘Grand Convergence’ In Global Health

Huffington Post: Achieving Global Health Equality Within a Generation Lawrence Summers, president emeritus of Harvard University and chair of the Lancet Commission on Investing in Health,, and Gavin Yamey, associate professor at the University of California, San Francisco, and a member of the Lancet Commission on Investing in Health…

Lessons Learned From Progress At A Haitian Hospital

Sriram Shamasunder of the UCSF School of Medicine writes in the Global Health Core blog about his experience working at St. Marc Hospital in Haiti since the 2010 earthquake. “A few lessons for global health can be gleaned from the progress here,” he writes, outlining and expanding on the ideas…

Grand Convergence ‘Provides Opportunity For Unity’ In Global Health

The Lancet: Grand convergence: a future sustainable development goal? “…Here is the case for grand convergence as a [sustainable development goal (SDG)]. A paralyzing weakness in the global health community is the rivalry between diseases. The ‘my disease is more important than your disease’ culture dissipates energy that should be…