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Access To Midwives Advances Global Health, Gender Equality

TIME: Midwives Are Essential to Global Health Jerker Liljestrand, senior program officer of maternal, newborn, and child health at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…If … countries hope to reduce their maternal and newborn mortality rates …, they should prioritize deploying midwives and scaling up midwifery practices in their…

U.N. Security Council Unanimously Adopts Resolution Calling For Protection Of Health Facilities, Workers In War Zones, As Hospital Bombed In Government-Held Aleppo

The Guardian: U.N. demands protection for war zone hospitals after ‘epidemic of attacks’ “The U.N. Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution intended to protect hospitals, medical professionals, and patients from ‘an epidemic of attacks’ on health facilities in war zones…” (Jones, 5/3). New York Times: U.N. Security Council Condemns…

Clinical Infectious Diseases Supplement Examines TB Control In Health Settings

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Health workers face tuberculosis risks up to three times those of general population, while infection control, worker protections lag Antigone Barton, senior writer and editor of “Science Speaks,” discusses articles in a Clinical Infectious Diseases supplement on tuberculosis control in health settings and…

MSF-, ICRC-Backed Syrian Hospital Destroyed In Aleppo Airstrike; At Least 27 Killed

The Guardian: Airstrike on MSF-backed Aleppo hospital kills patients and doctors “A Syrian hospital backed by Médecins Sans Frontières and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has been destroyed in an airstrike in Aleppo, killing patients and doctors including one of the last pediatricians remaining in the rebel-held…

Blog Posts Recognize World Malaria Day, Efforts To Eliminate Disease

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Battling Humanity’s Greatest Killer Timothy Ziemer, U.S. global malaria coordinator, discusses U.S. efforts to end malaria and highlights the President’s Malaria Initiative’s (PMI) 10th Annual Report to Congress, which documents U.S. progress against the disease. Ziemer notes, “The efforts of PMI have paid off. Working…

USAID Continues To Invest In Global Immunization Efforts

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Saving Lives Today, Saving Costs Tomorrow: Why USAID Invests in Immunization Katie Taylor, USAID’s deputy child and maternal survival coordinator and deputy assistant administrator in USAID’s Bureau for Global Health, recognizes World Immunization Week and discusses USAID’s global immunization efforts, including the agency’s work with…

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