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U.S., Cuba To Collaborate On Public Health Issues, Including Global Health Security, R&D

CNBC: U.S. announces health collaboration with Cuba; will coordinate on diseases, R&D “The United States said Monday it will collaborate with Cuba on health issues, the latest step in an historic rapprochement between the one-time bitter adversaries. An agreement between the U.S. and Cuba calls for ‘coordination across a broad…

Investments In Digital Health Could Contribute To SDG Progress

Devex: Unlocking the potential of digital health Patricia Mechael, principal and policy lead at HealthEnabled, executive vice president for the Personal Connected Health Alliance, and visiting professor at Princeton University; and Misha Kay, head of the Global Observatory for eHealth “…The recent adoption of the [Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)] marks…

Partnerships Critical For Delivering Digital Payments To HCWs In Emergency Response Situations

Devex: The importance of partnerships in humanitarian response Momodu L. Kargbo, Sierra Leone’s minister of finance and economic development “…Building partnerships with the private sector and development organizations is key for us to succeed [in delivering digital payments to health care workers (HCWs) in emergency response situations]. … It is…

Devex Examines How Innovation, Cooperation Among NGOs, Donors Making Progress To End Malaria

Devex: Putting the pieces together for malaria eradication “…Vertical interventions that target specific problems and channel resources toward them can work, as the world has seen with the near eradication of polio. But solutions for malaria must be horizontal by nature … Global health experts disagree about whether eliminating malaria…

Africa’s Digital Health Systems Must Have Right ‘Infostructure’ To Support Region’s Health Systems Strengthening

Devex: How can Africa prepare for post-2015 digital health investments? Richard Gakuba, international digital health/e-health consultant “…[I]f developing African countries are to truly harness future digital health investments to strengthen health systems, they will need to ensure that the right ‘infostructure’ and institutional capacity are in place first. … While…

Technological Innovations Can Improve Health Care Quality, Help Meet Development Goals

Frontline Health Workers Coalition: A Connected Health Workforce is Essential to Global Health Security Corinne Mahoney, senior manager of communications and knowledge management at IntraHealth International, discusses the use of mobile phones to help spread information and knowledge among health workers, writing, “When we invest to give health workers what…

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