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Targeted Investments In Health Systems Would Lead To Greater Global Health Gains

Project Syndicate: The Right Targets for Global Health Investment Bjørn Lomborg, visiting professor at the Copenhagen Business School and director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center “…[T]rying to improve health systems uniformly, across the board, shouldn’t be our absolute top priority. But strengthening developing countries’ capacity to identify and manage known…

Blog Post Provides Roundup Of Recent Global Health Research News

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Research Roundup: antibiotic resistance in preemies, a low-cost TB test, and more Kat Kelley, GHTC’s senior program assistant, highlights recent news in global health research, including a study on antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the gastrointestinal tracts of premature infants; a study on the impact of a…

Using Low-Cost TB Urine Test Among HIV Patients Could Save Lives, Research Shows

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Low-cost TB test for HIV patients can save thousands of lives: researcher “A low-cost urine test that detects tuberculosis in people living with HIV can save thousands of lives, many of them in sub-Saharan Africa, a Cape Town University researcher said on Wednesday. Nearly 40 percent of…

South Korea Considering Exceptions To North Korea Sanctions To Allow TB Medication Shipments

Reuters: South Korea considers approval of North Korea tuberculosis aid despite sanctions “South Korea is considering allowing a shipment of tuberculosis medication to North Korea, a government official said on Thursday, despite newly imposed sanctions against the reclusive state for its recent nuclear test and rocket launch…” (Park/Pearson, 3/10).

Aidspan Publishes New Issue Of ‘Global Fund Observer’

Aidspan: Global Fund Observer Aidspan, an independent watchdog of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, published Issue 282 of the “Global Fund Observer.” The newsletter features articles on various topics, including an interview with Louie Zepeda-Teng, a speaker for the Global Fund Advocates Network Speakers’ Bureau; a…

New CSIS Reports Examine Public Health, TB Efforts In Ethiopia

Center for Strategic & International Studies: Sustaining Improvements to Public Health in Ethiopia In this report, Richard Downie, deputy director and fellow in the CSIS Africa Program, discusses Ethiopia’s success at providing basic health care and its efforts to improve quality and access. The summary notes, “In order to sustain…

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