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Gates Foundation Helps Drive Malaria Eradication Efforts

Devex: Gates Foundation shapes investments to ‘accelerate to zero’ on malaria “When Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, said in 2007 that ‘any goal short of eradicating malaria is accepting malaria,’ she helped to spark an industry wide shift toward ending the disease. … The Gates…

Eliminating Polio Worldwide Requires Tenacity, Quality Performance, CDC Official Says

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: World Polio Day 2016: A Focus on Tenacity and Hope Rebecca Martin, director of the CDC’s Center for Global Health, recognizes World Polio Day, observed annually on October 24, writing that to eliminate polio, “we must remain tenacious and demand quality performance from ourselves…” (10/24).

Guardian Podcast Examines Sri Lanka’s Successful Campaign To Eliminate Malaria

The Guardian: How Sri Lanka bit back at mosquitoes and wiped out malaria — podcast “Dinitha Rathnayake, a radio journalist based in Colombo, looks back over Sri Lanka’s long struggle with malaria. She speaks to people who lived through the 1980s health crisis as well as the doctors, health workers,…

Innovation Can Accelerate Progress Toward Improving Health Of Women, Children Globally

Huffington Post: The Power of Innovation to Save Moms and Babies Ariel Pablos-Mendez, assistant administrator for global health and child and maternal survival coordinator at USAID “…We will need new tools and new ways of doing things to achieve our goal of ending preventable child and maternal deaths, no matter…

U.S. Health Officials Outline Distribution Of Federal Zika Funds

CIDRAP News: Zika funding to be split among CDC, NIH, emergency fund “Two weeks after Congress allocated $1.1 billion in supplemental funding to fight Zika, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced [Tuesday] during a teleconference how the pie of Zika funding will be sliced among major players…”…

WHO Appeals For $22.35M To Prevent Cholera Epidemic In War-Torn Yemen

VOA News: War-torn Yemen Faces Threat of Cholera Epidemic “The World Health Organization warns that war-torn Yemen is facing the threat of a cholera epidemic. The WHO is urgently appealing for $22.35 million to prevent the deadly disease from spreading throughout the country. The World Health Organization reports 340 suspected…

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