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Donors Pledge Nearly $13B To Global Fund For 2017-2019

Deutsche Welle: Donors pledge billions to battle AIDS, TB, and malaria “…The Global Fund, which was created as a public-private initiative, has so far spent more than $30 billion on prevention and treatment programs and is credited with helping to save about 20 million lives over the past 14 years.…

Editorials Discuss Ways For Global Community To Address Antibiotic Resistance

Financial Times: Test new financial models for antibiotics Editorial Board “…A recent U.K.-led review has called for ‘delinkage’ of profit from the volumes of any new treatments prescribed. That will help access for the poor and reduce incentives for companies to promote overuse — triggering more rapid resistance. But such…

Transforming Food Systems Critical To Ending Malnutrition

Devex: Ending malnutrition in all its forms? A decade of opportunity Francesco Branca, director of nutrition for health and development at the WHO, and Anna Lartey, director of the Nutrition and Food Systems Division at the Food and Agriculture Organization “…We should transform our food systems … to ensure that…

3 Global Health Issues Germany Should Include On G20 Agenda

Huffington Post: The German G20 Presidency And Global Health Marwin Meier, manager of health & advocacy at World Vision Deutschland e.V. “…As G20 members have all committed to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda, expectations for an aligned and ambitious G20 global health agenda are high…

Global Maternal Deaths Drop By 44% Since 1990, But Disparities In Care Remain, According To Study Published As Part Of Lancet Maternal Health Series

The Guardian: Maternal deaths worldwide drop by half, yet shocking disparities remain “The number of women dying from causes related to pregnancy and childbirth has almost halved since 1990, a global report has revealed. Worldwide the annual number of maternal deaths per 100,000 live births fell by 44 percent between…

World’s Leaders Should Commit To Developing, Implementing National Action Plans Against Antimicrobial Resistance, ‘Be Held To Account’

Wall Street Journal: Saving Antibiotics So That Antibiotics Can Save Lives Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and Jeremy Farrar, director of the Wellcome Trust “…[A] central challenge posed by drug-resistant infections is the desperate need to continually stimulate the development of new antimicrobial drugs to replace the…

Global Health Leaders Discuss New Set Of HIV Response Goals To End AIDS Among Children, Adolescents, Young Women By 2020

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Leaders launch ‘a super-fast-track framework for ending AIDS among children, adolescents, and young women by 2020’ Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses an event that took place on Capitol Hill Wednesday, during which global health leaders, including U.S. Global…

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