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Historic G20 Health Ministers Meeting Should Recognize Health Investments As ‘Foundation For Sustainable Development’

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Investment in health is the foundation for sustainable development Marijke Wijnroks, interim executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria as of June 1 “…At the most basic level, health financing supports interventions that save individual lives; beyond this, it builds stronger systems…

MSF Open Letter To G20 Health Ministers Highlights 3 Global Health Priority Areas

Médecins Sans Frontières: Open letter from MSF to the Meeting of the G20 Health Ministers In an open letter to the health ministers of the G20, Joanne Liu, president of MSF International, writes, “Every day in our medical operations, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) faces numerous barriers to providing medical care…

WHO Releases 10-Year Review Report Chapters Focusing On Access To Medicines, TB, MNCAH

WHO: Access to medicines: making market forces serve the poor This chapter of the WHO’s “Ten years in public health 2007-2017” report focuses on access to basic medicine. “Since the landmark agreement on the Global Strategy and Plan of Action on Public Health, Innovation and Intellectual Property, WHO and its…

Study Suggests Drug-Resistant TB Expected To Increase In Some Countries, Identifies Potential Diagnostic, Treatment Solutions

Friends of the Global Fight Blog: Stopping the spread of drug-resistant tuberculosis Katie Broendel, senior communications manager at Friends of the Global Fight, discusses results from a new study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases that suggests drug-resistant TB “is expected to increase in some high-burden countries over the next…

PEPFAR Approves $483M Country Operational Plan 2017 Budget For South Africa

U.S. Embassy & Consulates In South Africa: PEPFAR Approves 2017 Budget to Support South Africa’s Fight Against HIV/AIDS and TB “On April 25, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy Ambassador Deborah Birx approved PEPFAR’s $483 million Country Operational Plan 2017 (COP2017) budget for South Africa,…

Innovation, Financial Investments, Addressing Implementation Gaps Vital To Ending TB

Huffington Post: Bridging The Gap Between Tuberculosis Innovation And Access Madhukar Pai, Canada research chair in epidemiology and global health at McGill University, director of McGill Global Health Programs, and associate director of the McGill International TB Centre; and Jennifer Furin, lecturer in the Department of Global Health and Social…

May 2017 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The May 2017 WHO Bulletin includes editorials, news, and research and policy articles on various topics, including an editorial addressing tuberculosis and drug resistance, a research paper on equity in ownership of insecticide-treated bednets in sub-Saharan Africa, and a perspective piece on drug policy…

April 2017 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The April 2017 WHO Bulletin includes editorials, news, and research and policy articles on various topics, including an editorial on antimicrobial resistance and the need for global commitments to be translated to regional and national action; a news article on social innovation for…

WHO Should Include TB On List Of Priority Drug-Resistant Pathogens

Live Science: Tuberculosis Needs More Recognition As a Worldwide Health Threat Deliana Garcia director of international relations, research, and development for the Migrant Clinicians Network “…Here are four reasons TB should hold the No. 1 spot on the WHO’s [priority pathogens] list: 1. TB is the No. 1 infectious-disease killer…

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