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Amid Zika, Political Debates Address Abortion, Women’s Health

NPR: Should The U.S. Reconsider Its Stand On Foreign Aid For Abortion Clinics? “…[Zika] has been directly linked to a birth defect that results in an abnormally small head and brain damage. In Latin America, where many countries have strict bans on abortion, some citizens and government officials are asking…

Investment In, Coordination Of R&D Essential To Responding To Global Infectious Disease Threats

Nature: Policy: Security spending must cover disease outbreaks Tadataka Yamada, commissioner on the Global Health Risk Framework Commission and venture partner at Frazier Healthcare Partners; V. Ayano Ogawa, associate program officer for the Global Health Risk Framework Commission at the U.S. National Academy of Medicine; and Maria Freire, commissioner on…

Instead Of ‘Reactive Funding Surges,’ U.S. Needs To Take ‘Comprehensive Approach’ To Accelerate Eradication Of Disease Threats

The Hill: Malaria and other neglected diseases are the itch that must be scratched Ashley Birkett, director of the PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI) “…A new report from the Global Health Technologies Coalition (GHTC) highlights some … funding problems. The U.S. government’s investment in research and development (R&D) for neglected…

Study Examines PEPFAR Investments In Governance, Health Systems

Health Affairs: PEPFAR Investments In Governance And Health Systems Were One-Fifth Of Countries’ Budgeted Funds, 2004-14 Corrina Moucheraud, assistant professor of health policy and management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, and colleagues “analyzed PEPFAR budgets for governance and systems for the period 2004-14 to ascertain whether PEPFAR’s…

Wilson Center Event Examines Progress In, Priorities For Maternal, Newborn Health

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: After Mexico City and Before Copenhagen: Keeping Our Promise to Mothers and Newborns Haodan “Heather” Chen, an intern with the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program, recaps an April 13 Wilson Center event during which panelists reviewed progress…

In Collection Of Blog Posts, Experts Discuss Markets’ Roles In Improving Global Health

PATH Blog: Markets Matter: experts share why strong markets are essential for global health This blog post highlights “Markets Matter, a collection of thought leadership pieces from a diverse group of nongovernmental organizations, the private sector, and donors” on “the role well-functioning markets play in supporting access to health products…”…

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