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Industry Leaders Discuss Global Health Delivery

Mediaplanet: Investing in our Future: A Roundtable Discussion Mediaplanet interviews six health business leaders and officials on global health service delivery: Stephan Bart, Sr., chief medical officer at Accelovance; Gustavo Doncel, executive and scientific director at CONRAD; Abebe Aberra, senior health adviser for Episcopal Relief and Development; Pape Amadou Gaye,…

Building Intergenerational Synergies In Health Will Strengthen Future Generations

Huffington Post: The Third Demographic Dividend and the Global Challenge of Longer Lives Linda Fried, dean and DeLamer professor of public heath at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health “…In many countries the older adults are the best educated, healthiest, and wealthiest in the history of the world. ……

Sierra Leone Successfully Reducing NTD Rates For 7 Reasons

The Guardian: 7 reasons why Sierra Leone is winning against neglected tropical diseases Mary Hodges, Sierra Leone country director for Helen Keller International “…While sustained funding from USAID is one explanation behind the country’s success, other countries like Nigeria, with strong funding and better resourced health sectors and public communications…

Devex Interviews NTD Experts On Shift To Elimination Strategy For River Blindness

Devex: The next steps to eliminate river blindness “Simon Bush, director of NTDs at SightSavers, and Helen Hamilton, NTDs policy adviser at the U.K.-based NGO, … shared with us a few insights on what will be the biggest challenges in [shifting onchocerciasis control] to an elimination strategy, how they plan…

India’s New Health Minister Vows To Provide Universal Health Coverage

The Lancet: New government gears up for India’s health challenges “Harsh Vardhan, India’s new health minister, has pledged to bring transparency in health care services and provide health insurance to all citizens. Vardhan, an ear, nose, and throat surgeon by qualification, is touted by many health experts as the pioneer…

Wall Street Journal Examines Quest For Universal Health Care In India

Wall Street Journal: Is Universal Health Care Possible? “…’It’s not something that can be done overnight,’ said India’s new Health Minister Harsh Vardhan to the Wall Street Journal on the government’s pledge to create a universally affordable health care system in a country that struggles to provide even basic medical…

Saudi Response To MERS Hindered By Underlying Problems In Health System, Sources Say

Reuters: Saudi MERS response hobbled by institutional failings “When Saudi Arabia announced last week it had found 113 more cases of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), it didn’t just force a rethink of the threat the virus poses, it exposed institutional failings. Saudi health sources and international virologists…

Kenyan Commitment To Affordable Maternal Health Care Exists, But Action Needed

Huffington Post: Maternal and Child Health in Kenya Annie Sparrow, deputy director of the Human Rights Program at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai “…Kenya’s challenge is now two-fold. It must expand access and information regarding health care and it must make maternal health care affordable. The commitment to…

Investing In Local Capacity Will Bolster Global Nutrition Programs

Huffington Post: The Nutrition for Growth Summit One Year Later: Big Plans Require Bigger Investment in Local Capacity Kathy Spahn, president and CEO of Helen Keller International “…The Nutrition for Growth Summit and other recent initiatives throughout the global community have raised unprecedented levels of funding for nutrition programming and…

Devex Interviews PSI Head About ‘Unconventional Financing’ For Health Outcomes

Devex: How innovative finance can pay for global health ‘best buys’ “…Devex Editor Rolf Rosenkranz sat down with PSI President and CEO Karl Hofmann to learn how his organization is exploring ‘unconventional financing’ options to sustain funding for health outcomes in the developing world…” (Igoe, 6/4).