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Forbes Interviews Shah, Blair About Impact Investing For Global Health

Forbes: Rajiv Shah And Tony Blair On Impact Investing Forbes contributor Rahim Kanani interviews USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair about “the state and future of impact investing as it relates to global health, governance, and social progress more broadly…” (1/20).

Private Sector Leaders Say Business Must Engage In SDG Development

The Guardian: Sustainable development goals could be at risk by political squabbling “The corporate sector is at risk of betraying both people and planet if it fails to engage in the political process behind the development of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This is the hidden message behind a clarion…

Developing Countries Need Strategies To Improve Science-Led Policy Development

SciDev.Net: Turning scientific consensus into development policy Heneri Dzinotyiweyi, former minister of science and technology development of Zimbabwe “Developing nations need a framework to bolster development plans through relevant research, says Heneri Dzinotyiweyi. … There is a need to evolve mechanisms that ensure that scientific consensus gets realized through appropriate…

South Africa, Drug Companies Spar Over Intellectual Property Laws

Reuters: South Africa slams Big Pharma in generic drugs row “South Africa on Friday slammed global drug firms over a covert campaign against its planned overhaul of intellectual property laws to favor cheaper generic drugs, accusing pharmaceutical companies of a ‘satanic’ plot to commit ‘genocide.’ … South Africa is in…

Millennium Villages Project ‘Expanding Rapidly,’ Sachs Says In Devex Interview

Devex: ‘In 23 countries in Africa and expanding rapidly’ Raj Kumar, president of Devex, writes about his conversation with Jeffrey Sachs, director of Columbia University’s Earth Institute and founder of the Millennium Villages Project (MVP). Sachs says, “[Y]ou’ve got to appreciate that [MVP] is in 23 countries in Africa and…

Liberian President Launches Pneumonia Vaccination Campaign

Two news outlets report on the launch of Liberia’s pneumonia vaccination campaign, which aims to reduce the country’s infant mortality rate. Deutsche Welle: Cutting child deaths from pneumonia in Liberia “…The vaccination campaign was launched in Monrovia by Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on January 9, 2014. Meanwhile health officials…

Celebrating $12B Pledge, Global Fund Looks Ahead With ‘Collective Resolution’

Huffington Post: Reason to Celebrate in the New Year: $12 Billion to Fight AIDS, TB & Malaria Deborah Derrick, president of Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria The Global Fund’s replenishment conference in December raised $12 billion, “the largest amount ever committed to fight the three…

Devex Interviews USAID Official About Agency’s Maternal, Child Health Programming

Devex: Successful maternal health partnership seeking scale “A year after former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton launched ‘Saving Mothers, Giving Life,’ U.S. and African health leaders believe the inter-agency public-private partnership has proven that surgical and other interventions once thought to be too difficult and expensive can dramatically reduce…

CSIS Releases Report On Global Access To Universal Health Coverage

A new Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) report, titled “Global Action toward Universal Health Coverage,” is now available online. The report examines the history of universal health coverage, its growing interest internationally, and the elements and obstacles of expanding coverage (Bristol, 1/9).

Saving Mothers, Giving Life Annual Report Launched At D.C. Event

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog summarizes an event that took place in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, launching a report detailing “outcomes from the first year of the five-year Saving Mothers, Giving Life initiative, which began in eight districts in Uganda and Zambia in June 2012.”

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