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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).

Integrating Care For HIV, NCDs Has Benefits, Symposium Participants Say

BMJ Group Blogs: NCDs and HIV — where’s the intersection? Florence Smith, a research assistant at C3 Collaborating for Health, discusses a recent symposium organized by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and FHI360 that looked at the benefits of integrated care for HIV and non-communicable diseases (NCDs)…

WHO’s Vision Of Sustainable Development In Health ‘Prioritizes Disease’

The Lancet: Offline: WHO offers a new future for sustainable development Richard Horton, The Lancet editor-in-chief “…Does WHO see health negatively: preventing, controlling, and eliminating disease? Or does WHO view health more positively: achieving a healthy life and improved wellbeing? For billions of people, the first concept still remains overwhelmingly…

Corporate Volunteers Work With Local Communities To Build Stronger Health Systems

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: Corporate Volunteers Can Create a Ripple Effect for Global Health Carol Cissé, a program officer at IntraHealth International, and Suzie Roy, a Pfizer global health fellow at Pfizer Canada, discuss a joint program that sends Pfizer fellows to “work on specific short-term assignments with international development organizations.…

Afghanistan Public Health Minister Discusses Country’s Maternal, Child Mortality

SciDev.Net: Q&A: A brighter future for Afghanistan’s newborn babies “In the past two years, Afghanistan has seen a significant reduction in maternal and child mortality. To achieve this, the government took measures such as the development of better health care infrastructure in rural areas, and better education and training for…

India Attempts To Track Premature Deaths Through Survey

New York Times: Door by Door, India Strives to Know More About Death “…Nearly 70 percent of deaths in India, five million in all each year, take place in the absence of medical supervision, according to the [Office of the Registrar General of India], which is responsible for registering births…

More Action Needed To Determine Vaccines’ Heat Stability, Develop Better Cold Chains

The Guardian: Vaccine development: thinking out of the cold box Kate Elder, vaccines policy adviser for Médecins Sans Frontières’ Access Campaign “…[M]ore attention, and funds, need to be paid towards strengthening logistics and cold chain systems in these poorer countries, but we also need more action from the vaccine manufacturers…