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Editorial, Opinion Piece Discuss Challenges, Strategies For Health Financing

The Lancet Global Health: Financing for health: where there’s a will… Editorial Board “On Aug 23, WHO quietly released a report that should be essential reading for all. … The analysis is a timely reminder that the issue of domestic health financing is not simply a function of economic development.…

U.N.-Led Funding For Haiti Cholera Response Down This Year, As Disease Case Numbers Rise

Reuters: Cholera blamed on U.N. peacekeepers surges in Haiti as funding vanishes “U.N.-led foreign funding has dried up for Haiti’s fight against cholera, thought to have been introduced by Nepali peacekeepers, triggering a surge of deaths this year even as the global body vowed to help overcome the epidemic. ……

Melinda Gates Discusses Efforts To Place Women, Girls At Center Of Development, Health Efforts

Macleans: Melinda Gates on sexism, contraceptives, and global development “…The [Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation] has just pledged US$80 million over three years to improve data collection on the situation of women and girls in the world. The 52-year-old philanthropist spoke with L’actualité magazine ahead of a Montreal conference later…

Congress Must End Stalemate Over Zika Funding, Take Action Against Virus

Boston Globe: Zika toll mounts as Congress dithers Editorial Board “…[T]he stalemate in Congress over a $1.1 billion plan to fight the Zika virus is hard to fathom, even in a hyper-partisan era. It not only puts lives at risk, but courts deep skepticism about whether our government can live…

Prioritizing Women’s Rights Should ‘Be At The Center’ Of Zika Response

The Hill: Zika and the inter-connected fate of women’s rights Caitlin Horrigan, associate director of global advocacy for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and Michelle Dixon, co-director of the Global Progressive Hub “…Adequately resourcing the Zika fight is not just an American women’s rights issue, it’s a global one.…

Continued Investments In Global Fund Critical To Ending Malaria, TB Epidemics

Friends of the Global Fight Blog: #WhyNow: Invest to Fight Malaria and Tuberculosis True Claycombe, policy manager at Friends of the Global Fight, discusses the importance of investing in the Global Fund’s continued support of malaria control programs and TB diagnosis and treatment efforts, writing, “Now is the time to…

U.S. Vice President Biden Urges Congress To Act On Zika Funding, Other Issues

The Hill: Biden storms Capitol to lambaste GOP for inaction “Vice President Biden stormed Capitol Hill on Thursday to amplify the Democrats’ long-held charge that Republican ‘dysfunction’ has paralyzed Congress at the expense of the country. Appearing on the steps of the Capitol on a sweltering day in Washington, the…

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