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‘Science Speaks’ Blog Reports On New GHIT Grants

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog reports that the Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT) announced a $5.65 million grant to develop a vaccine for tuberculosis, along with other grants to develop drugs for neglected diseases (Barton, 3/20).

Financing The MDGs Continues To Prove Challenging

Seton Hall University’s “Global Health Governance” blog examines progress made on the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and points out how “funding continues to be a major challenge in attaining the MDG targets…” (Page/Huang, 3/20).

Cholera In Haiti Continues To Persist Despite Abundance Of Foreign Aid

NPR: Why Cholera Persists In Haiti Despite An Abundance Of Aid “It’s been more than three years since cholera struck Haiti. And the epidemic continues today. The deadly bacteria have killed more than 8,500 people and infected hundreds of thousands. Why has the outbreak been so hard to stop, even…

Devex Publishes Opinion Pieces As Part Of ‘Best Buys In Global Health’ Campaign

As part of “Best Buys in Global Health,” a campaign by PSI, PATH, and Devex to highlight sound investments in global health, Devex published two opinion pieces. Devex: Advancing global health through innovation U.S. Reps. Ander Crenshaw and Adam Smith, co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus for Effective Foreign Assistance “…As…

‘Impatient Optimists’ Blog Publishes TB-Related Posts

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists” blog published several posts on tuberculosis in recognition of World TB Day on March 24. In one, Mandy Slutsker, a senior project associate for ACTION, summarizes conversations with “advocates and experts from Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zambia on the challenges…

U.S., U.N. Mark World TB Day

Media outlets recognize World TB Day, which takes place annually on March 24. IIP Digital: Health Agencies Worldwide Join in World TB Day “Health agencies around the world are working March 24 to raise awareness and action to combat a disease that claims a victim every 18 seconds: tuberculosis. Just…

Small Investments In Cholera Research ‘May Lead To Large Savings’

Huffington Post: In the Time of Cholera Adam Levine, assistant professor of emergency medicine at Brown Medical School Cholera is “not something in which wealthy governments around the world invest much of their research dollars. … The situation is not completely bleak. New funders, such as the Bill & Melinda…

Opinion Pieces Address Issues Surrounding TB, Recognize World TB Day

The following opinion pieces discuss issues surrounding tuberculosis (TB), in recognition of World TB Day. CNN: Diabetes and TB: A growing threat Susan Fisher-Hoch, a professor at the University of Texas Houston School of Public Health and a board member of Stop TB USA “…Today, the biggest risk for tuberculosis…

Blogs Discuss TB In Recognition Of World TB Day

Several blogs recently featured posts recognizing World TB Day, held on March 24 each year. Writing in the AIDS.gov blog, Joanne Carter, executive director of RESULTS/RESULTS Educational Fund, discusses funding for and the development of new tools to address the HIV/TB co-epidemic (3/24). Deputy U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Julia Martin…

U.N. Officials Express Concern Over Humanitarian Crises In Sudan, S. Sudan

News outlets report on the worsening food security and humanitarian crises in Sudan and South Sudan. Agence France-Presse: S. Sudan facing major food crisis: U.N. “Millions of people in war-wracked South Sudan are facing a food shortage as the rainy season approaches, a top U.N. official warned Tuesday, denouncing inadequate…