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Blog Posts Discuss Global Health Aspects Of Obama’s Final State Of The Union Address

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Obama highlights global health and innovation in State of the Union Courtney Carson, GHTC’s senior policy and advocacy associate, discusses President Obama’s State of the Union address, highlighting global health aspects, including the U.S. response to Ebola, U.S. investments in development, and the importance of…

Obama Highlights Global Development, Health Issues In State Of The Union Address

Devex: In Obama’s final SOTU, global dev gets unexpected airtime “Possibly for the first time, ‘development workers’ made it into a State of the Union address. United States President Barack Obama’s annual speech, his last as commander-in-chief, dedicated roughly 10 percent of its nearly 5,500 words to global development issues…

Blog Post Provides Roundup Of Recent Global Health Research News

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Research Roundup: Ebola treatments, drug-resistant gonorrhea, and zoonotic tuberculosis Kat Kelley, GHTC’s senior program assistant, highlights recent news in global health research, including findings from studies on Ebola treatments; news that some gonorrhea strains are becoming more drug resistant; and news that the bacteria that…

Al Jazeera America Examines Malaria In India

Al Jazeera America: Revealed: The malaria crisis India doesn’t want to acknowledge “…The country’s revamped national malaria program is on par with the standard of global care. But its record-keeping has few admirers: last year the government recorded only 561 deaths due to malaria, while an independent estimate earlier in…

USAID Commemorates, Highlights Key Global Health Achievements In 2015

Huffington Post: 2015 in Review: Commemorating a Year of Key Global Health Achievements Ariel Pablos-Mendez, assistant administrator for global health and child and maternal survival coordinator at USAID “…For the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the broader global health community alike, 2015 was a momentous year. Today, I…

Resistance To First-Line Malaria Treatment Detected In Cambodia, Study Shows

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Malaria treatment fails in Cambodia because of drug resistance: researchers “Malaria-carrying parasites in parts of Cambodia have developed resistance to a major drug used to treat the disease in Southeast Asia, according to research published on Thursday in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal. The drug piperaquine, used…

Nearly 1 In 7 People At Risk Of Malaria In India, WHO Report Shows

TNN/Times of India: 1 in 7 Indians is at risk of malaria, says WHO report “The World Health Organization says close to one in seven people in India are at risk of contracting malaria. … The report, based on the data collated by the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme…

USAID Shares 15 Highlights From Agency’s 2015 Global Health Efforts

USAID: A Year in Review: 2015 USAID shares 15 “key global health events, milestones, and highlights from the past 12 months [describing the agency’s efforts] to end preventable child and maternal deaths, create an AIDS-free generation, and protect communities from infectious diseases, all in support of a world free of extreme poverty…”…

Drug Resistance Poses Obstacle To Malaria Elimination Goal

Slate: The World Can Eliminate Malaria “…The eradication of malaria is theoretically possible, but the last mile of this race is likely to be the toughest, in large part because of the speed of drug resistance. … Despite the looming challenges, there’s still optimism on the ground…” (Keating, 1/5).

2015 Marks Year Malaria Eradication Goal Became Possible

CNN: A turning point in an age-old fight against a killer Martin Edlund, founding member and CEO of Malaria No More “…[I]t wasn’t just global leadership that made 2015 so pivotal [in global efforts against malaria]. Breakthrough innovations and swift advances in technology promised to transform the very battleground of…