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USAID Launches U.S. Global Development Lab

Media sources report on USAID’s launch of its new U.S. Global Development Lab. Devex: USAID, Hillary Clinton launch Global Development Lab for game-changing innovations “The day is finally here. After four years in the works, multiple name changes, and numerous launch delays, the U.S. Agency for International Development is finally…

‘Women In The World Summit’ Addresses Maternal Health, Women’s Voices

News outlets report from the “Women in the World Summit,” which took place in New York last week. Daily Beast: Fighting Maternal Mortality The article discusses the “Breakthroughs in the Fight Against Maternal Mortality” panel, sponsored by Merck, that took place at the “Women in the World Summit” Friday in…

E.U. Supports Private Sector Involvement In Africa

Devex: Private sector must be our partner in Africa — Piebalgs “The European Union acknowledges that the overall goal of providing electricity to over two million people in sub-Saharan Africa cannot be met by the bloc on its own, without help from the private sector. ‘The private sector… needs to…

Candidate Vaccine Against Malaria Brings Hope To End Disease

Financial Times: An effective vaccine against malaria may at last be in sight Joe Cohen, adviser to the malaria vaccine project at GlaxoSmithKline “…While huge progress has been made during the past decade, thanks to bed nets, better treatments and diagnostic tools, [malaria] still claims hundreds of thousands of lives…

USGLC Honors American Innovator For ‘Miracle Food’ That Can Beat Malnutrition

A U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) blog post honors Mark Moore, founder of MANA Nutrition. MANA (Mother Administered Nutritive Aid) is a ready-to-use therapeutic food that “[a]t around 500 calories per packet, three servings a day of this powerful peanut paste, for six to eight weeks can bring a child…

J&J Announces Collaboration With Stop TB Partnership To Improve Access To TB Drug

Media sources report on efforts by Johnson & Johnson to improve access to Sirturo, its medication for drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB). Bloomberg News: J&J Eases Access for Tuberculosis Drug in Poor Nations “Johnson & Johnson is taking steps to ensure Sirturo, its medicine for people with drug-resistant tuberculosis, is available and…

Growing Humanitarian Needs Raise Private Sector Aid Involvement, Report Says

IRIN: Global crises raise private aid profile “Rising global humanitarian needs — from the Syrian crisis to the conflicts in the Central African Republic and South Sudan — have provided challenges for aid funding and highlight the growing significance of private donations in terms of diversity and flexibility in relief…

GSK Executive Discusses Vaccine R&D Investments, Challenges

Bloomberg TV: Upfront Vaccine Costs a Hurdle to Business: Slaoui In a video report, “Moncef Slaoui, R&D and vaccines chairman at GlaxoSmithKline, discusses the financial challenges to developing vaccines, the importance of research and development to the pharmaceutical industry from the 2014 Milken Global Conference on Bloomberg Television’s ‘Market Makers'”…

‘Power Of Partnership’ Essential To Effective Vaccine Delivery

Raja Rao, senior program officer on the Vaccine Delivery team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, writes in the foundation’s “Impatient Optimists” blog, “Before my career in vaccine delivery, I considered the fridge nothing more than a place where lettuce goes to die. But it’s a critical component in…