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PSI Impact Magazine Focuses On Health Workers

PSI: Impact No. 18: Focus on Health Workers “In this new issue of Impact magazine, PSI, in partnership with IntraHealth International, examines the vital contributions of health workers to global health and development. In articles and interviews with key stakeholders, this issue makes the case that building a robust and…

Novel Financing Mechanisms Needed To Improve Access To Multidrug-Resistant TB Treatment

PLOS Medicine: Global Financing and Long-Term Technical Assistance for Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis: Scaling Up Access to Treatment Thomas Hwang of Harvard University and the Blackstone Group, and Salmaan Keshavjee of Harvard University and Partners in Health, explore issues surrounding scaling up access to treatment for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, including novel financing structures…

Gavi, Partners Work To Improve Vaccine Implementation, Strengthen Health Systems

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Speeding Up the Race for Medical Innovations Dagfinn Høybråten, chair of the Board of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, discusses the alliance and its partners’ efforts to improve vaccine implementation and strengthen health systems (9/30).

Ebola Epidemic Causing Economic, Social Crises In Liberia

News outlets report on Ebola-stricken Liberia’s collapsed health care system and failing economy. Agence France-Presse: Ebola-hit Liberia staring into the abyss, experts warn “With its collapsed health service, sick and poorly equipped security forces, and broken economy, Ebola-hit Liberia finds itself on the brink of complete societal breakdown, experts warn…”…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Address Various Aspects Of Ebola Outbreak

The following editorial and opinion pieces address various aspects of the West African Ebola outbreak and the international community’s response. New York Times: Losing the Race Against Ebola Editorial Board “…[Confronting the Ebola outbreak] is a task of mind-boggling complexity, requiring international assistance on a massive scale. … Faster action…

Patients Facing Health Challenges Other Than Ebola May Be Unable To Get Needed Care

News outlets report deaths from causes other than Ebola likely will increase as struggling health systems in West Africa are unable to treat patients. Reuters: ‘Collateral’ death toll expected to soar in Africa’s Ebola crisis “Deaths from infectious diseases like malaria, diarrhea, and pneumonia are likely to soar in West…

Ebola Crisis Brings Attention To Need For Stronger Health Systems

Devex: Should we use Ebola to campaign for UHC? “The ongoing Ebola crisis in West Africa has of course been one of the buzz topics during #GlobalDev Week in New York, where global health experts and policymakers agreed on the urgent need for stronger health systems in developing countries like…

E.U., U.S. Assess Readiness To Contain Ebola Within Their Borders

News outlets report on E.U. and U.S. preparedness to contain Ebola if the disease were to reach their borders. Associated Press: Ebola threat to E.U. is ‘low’ but readiness needed “E.U. health ministers say the chance that the deadly Ebola virus might spread to Europe is ‘low’ but that they…

New PPP Focuses On Strengthening HIV/AIDS Lab Systems In Sub-Saharan Africa

Siemens Healthcare: New Public-Private Partnership Uses E-Learning to Fight HIV/AIDS “…[On Monday,] at the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting, Siemens Healthcare, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced ‘Stronger Together,’ a new five-year Commitment to…

CGD Podcast, Blog Post Discuss Hospitals in Low-Income, Emerging Market Countries

Center for Global Development’s “Global Prosperity Wonkcast”: Hospitals for Health — Amanda Glassman In an audio podcast, Lawrence MacDonald, CGD vice president of communications and policy outreach, speaks with Amanda Glassman, senior fellow and director of global health policy at CGD, about a new CGD working group “that is studying…