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GlobalPost Examines Pres. Obama’s Global Health Initiative

GlobalPost has published two articles on President Barack Obama’s Global Health Initiative (GHI). “In a series of reports over the coming months from Washington and in capitals around the world, GlobalPost will examine the behind-the-scenes decisions in the Obama administration as well as what diplomats and health experts are doing now in several countries to try to bring to life this new, but what some say is a stumbling approach in global health,” the publication writes.

Recent Releases In Global Health

USAID’s Work In Asia: “In 25 countries across Asia, from Kazakhstan to Papua New Guinea, we work to support the success of emerging economies and help address the challenges of hunger and poverty. We do this not just by extending a helping hand, but sharing the hope of the American…

Opinions: U.S. Support For Maternal, Child Health; Infection Control At Borders; The AMFm Model; International Affairs Budget; Organizations Supporting Women

U.S. Government Must Continue To Support Maternal And Child Health When Mother’s Day is recognized on Sunday, “let’s honor motherhood itself by giving all moms the gift they want most – the chance to deliver and raise healthy children,” former Sens. Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) and Jon Corzine (D-N.J.), who serve…

Save The Children Releases Annual Global Mother’s Index

Afghanistan is “the worst place to be a mother, with women having a life expectancy of 45 years – the world’s lowest – and one of every 11 women dying in childbirth,” according to Save the Children’s annual State of the World’s Mothers report, the Associated Press/Seattle Times reports.

Opinions: NCDs Must Be Tackled Worldwide; Myths Surround Usefulness Of Foreign Aid

NCDs Are A Global Problem That Must Be Tackled Jake Marcus, a post-bachelor fellow at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, examines why non-communicable diseases (NCDs) have been a neglected part of global health care in a New Republic opinion piece. “Part of the problem is the outdated worldview that…

Also In Global Health News: Vietnamese Condom Campaign Fails; MIT Global Health Class; U.N. CERF’s Annual Report; Pakistan AIDS Program Signs MoU With U.N. Women; China’s Foreign Aid Goals

Vietnam HIV/STD Prevention Campaign Fails To Increase Condom Use Among Sex Workers A five-year nationwide HIV and STD prevention campaign aimed at sex workers in Vietnam has not been successful in increasing condom use, health officials attending a two-day conference in Hanoi said on Wednesday, Viet Nam News reports. Nguyen…

Opinions: Keep Smallpox Samples; Cholera In Haiti; ‘Bad Milk’ In Haiti; Haitian President-Elect; Corruption; World Malaria Day Opinion Roundup

Last Smallpox Samples Should Not Be Destroyed “We fully agree that these samples should – and eventually will – be destroyed. However, we also recognize that the timing of this destruction will determine whether we continue to live with the risk of the disease re-emerging through deliberate misuse of the virus by…