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Gates Foundation Publishes Several Blog Posts Recognizing World Malaria Day

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Private Sector Innovates to Eliminate Malaria in Cambodia (Pratt, 4/20). Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Protecting Pregnant Women from Malaria — A Missed “Quick Win” (Buj, 4/21). Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Fake Antimalarials: How Big Is the problem?…

Collection Of Studies Examines Detrimental Effects Of Substandard, Counterfeit Malaria Drugs, Possible Solutions

Reuters: Substandard drugs, not fakes, undermine fight against malaria “Poor quality drugs, not fake medicines, are the real threat in fight against malaria, causing deaths and increasing the risk of drug resistance, researchers said on Monday…” (Mis, 4/20). VOA News: Fake, Substandard Medicines Pose Global Challenge “Poor-quality medicines — including…

Large Portion Of Global Population Cannot Afford Health Care, ILO Report Says

U.N. News Centre: “Paying out-of-pocket for health care leads to ‘deep impoverishment’ — U.N. report” “Some 80 percent of the population across 44 countries lives without any health protection, essentially being deprived of the right to health care simply because they cannot afford it, according to a new report released…

Quality, Efficiency Must Be Top Considerations In Working Toward Universal Health Care

Bloomberg Businessweek: Why Universal Health Care Is No Cure-All Charles Kenny, senior fellow at the Center for Global Development “…While the call for universal health care in every country is now the official stance of the World Health Organization, attempts to meet that goal have often seen limited returns. The…

Quality As Important As Access In Universal Health Coverage

New England Journal of Medicine: Putting Quality on the Global Health Agenda Kirstin Scott and Ashish Jha of the Initiative on Global Health Quality in the Department of Health Policy and Management at Harvard School of Public Health “…Universal health coverage has been proposed as a potential umbrella goal for…

Better Records, Quality Of Care Could Improve Newborn Health

Media outlets continue to report on The Lancet’s maternal and newborn health series. New York Times: Lancet Study Calls for Action to Prevent Millions of Newborn Deaths “…Around the world, nearly three million newborns die each year and an additional 2.6 million are stillborn. The Lancet report finds that progress…

Indonesia Must Make Expensive Changes To Lower Maternal, Child Mortality, Report Says

New York Times: Indonesia Urged to Spend to Make Birth Less Risky “If Indonesia wants to better its ’embarrassingly suboptimal performance’ in deaths of newborns and their mothers, it will have to make far-reaching and expensive changes in its health care system, American and Indonesian experts say in a new…