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CDC, WHO Reports Discuss West African Ebola Outbreak

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Once again, “Ebola-free,” Liberia begins three months of surveillance, while Guinea and Sierra Leone see dwindling crisis, continued challenges, and CDC looks ahead Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” highlights a recent issue of the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly…

Bipartisan Resolution Introduced In U.S. House Aims To Draw Attention To Importance Of Frontline Health Workers

Frontline Health Workers Coalition: BREAKING: Bipartisan Frontline Health Workers Resolution Introduced by Reps. Lowey, Crenshaw Scott Weathers, a Global Health Corps global policy fellow with IntraHealth International and FHWC, writes, “Reps. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) and Ander Crenshaw (R-Fla.) introduced H. Res. 419, ‘Recognizing the Importance of Frontline Health Workers,’ [on…

Partners In Health Opens University of Global Health Equity In Rwanda

Devex: Paul Farmer’s ‘lifelong dream’ “When physician, anthropologist, and global health entrepreneur Paul Farmer describes something as ‘the only terminus’ of ‘a lifelong dream,’ that’s a cue to start paying attention. This week 27 students opened the school year as the inaugural class of master’s degree candidates at the University…

Low-Cost Baby Warmer Aims To Reduce Neonatal Hypothermia In Uganda, Kenya

Humanosphere: Tackling neonatal hypothermia in Uganda and Kenya Jennifer Zhu, a health policy analyst and Global Health Corps fellow, discusses a new technology called Embrace Baby Wrap, a low-cost baby warmer designed by Stanford University graduate students as an intervention for neonatal hypothermia, “one of the leading contributors to neonatal…

Global Fund’s 2016 Replenishment Crucial To Achieving SDGs

Huffington Post: Why Every Dollar Counts for Global Health Deborah Derrick, president of Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria “…With an eye toward continued success under the SDGs, the Global Fund’s upcoming replenishment in 2016 is crucial. These ambitious goals aim to accomplish a broad spectrum…

Volunteer Female Community Health Workforce Delivers Maternal, Child Care Throughout Nepal

The Atlantic: The Women Who Keep Nepal Healthy “With their distinctive blue saris, 52,000 female community-health volunteers are at the front lines of medical care in Nepal. Since 1988, they’ve provided maternal and child health information and health services throughout the Himalayan kingdom, treating diarrhea and pneumonia, the primary causes…

New Partnership Initiative Aims To Strengthen Primary Health Care Systems, Providers In LMICs

News outlets discuss the U.N.’s launch of a public-private partnership called the Primary Health Care Performance Initiative (PHCPI). New York Times: Partnership Aims to Bolster Local Health Care Providers “Supported by one of the world’s leading philanthropies, a new partnership was announced Saturday during a United Nations development meeting aimed…

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