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CSIS Blog Post Examines Opportunities For U.S., Mexico To Eliminate NTDs In Region

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Smart Global Health”: Bordering on the Elimination of NTDs Katherine E. Bliss, senior associate (non-resident) with the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, discusses opportunities for the U.S. and Mexico to cooperate on addressing neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in the region. She highlights existing cross-border…

Opportunity Exists To Push For UHC, Last Mile Health CEO Says In Devex Interview

Devex: Is the momentum right for universal health coverage? “Universal health coverage has garnered increased attention since Ebola ravaged West Africa in 2014, but has it been enough to create real momentum? Raj Panjabi, CEO at Last Mile Health, told Devex [in a video interview] that in the course of…

Guardian Live Chat Outlines 3 Key Lessons For Private Sector’s Role In SDGs

The Guardian: Three things we learned about how business can help achieve SDGs “…Focused on tackling poverty, education, health, hunger ,and environmental issues around the world, the private sector has been involved in devising the framework for the SDGs. In a recent live chat we learned three key lessons about…

Uganda Progressing Slowly Toward MDG Target For Maternal Mortality

The Observer: Uganda reminded of failing maternal health indicators “Although Uganda is closing the gaps in several basic child-health measures such as infant and neonatal mortality rates, maternal health indicators seem to be progressing at an annoyingly slow rate. The country is among the six African countries contributing 50 percent…

2030 Development Agenda Should Include Reducing Global Cancer Burden

U.N. Dispatch: Getting Cancer on the Global Health Agenda In a guest post, Anees B. Chagpar, associate professor of surgery at Yale University, assistant director for global oncology at Yale Cancer Center, and director of the Breast Center at Smilow Cancer Hospital, discusses the importance of reducing the global cancer…

‘Science Speaks’ Highlights Lancet TB Series, Release Of European HIV Treatment Guidelines

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Lancet TB series on local data, active case-finding, preventive treatment, community input and more … We’re reading how to end tuberculosis Antigone Barton, senior writer and editor of “Science Speaks,” highlights articles featured in The Lancet special series on tuberculosis, as well as…

New Analysis Examines Relationship Between SDGs, Sexual, Reproductive Health, Rights

Guttmacher Institute: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights are Key Part of New Global Development Goals Joerg Dreweke, senior policy communications associate at the Guttmacher Institute, discusses a new analysis published in the Guttmacher Policy Review, which “lays out the historical context and significance of the [Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)]…

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