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Kaiser Family Foundation Report Examines NGO Engagement In U.S. Global Health Efforts

Kaiser Family Foundation: NGO Engagement in U.S. Global Health Efforts: U.S.-Based NGOs Receiving USG Support Through USAID “A new Kaiser Family Foundation report finds 135 different U.S.-based non-governmental organizations (NGOs) received U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funding in 2013 to implement U.S. global health programs on the ground. The…

Global Health Investments Must Address NCDs In LMICs

Project Syndicate: A New Direction for Global Health Thomas Bollyky, senior fellow for global health, economics, and development at the Council on Foreign Relations; and Thomas Donilon and Mitchell Daniels, co-chairs of the CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force on Noncommunicable Diseases in Low- and Middle-Income Countries “…International investments have not yet…

USAID’s ‘Grand Challenges’ To Test Potential Ebola Innovations

New York Times: Contest Seeks Novel Tools for the Fight Against Ebola “The well-prepared Ebola fighter in West Africa may soon have some new options: protective gear that zips off like a wet suit, ice-cold underwear to make life inside the sweltering suits more bearable, or lotions that go on…

U.S. Embargo Delays WHO Payments To Cuban Ebola Doctors In Sierra Leone

Associated Press: U.S. embargo stalled payment to Cuban Ebola doctors “Cuba had to cover food and lodging expenses for dozens of its doctors fighting Ebola in Sierra Leone after the U.S. embargo delayed payments from the World Health Organization, an official at the U.N. agency said. … The embargo issue…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Lessons From Ebola, Path Forward To Eliminate Epidemic

Roll Call: Containing Epidemics Like Ebola: Lessons From Nigeria’s Success Bobby Kapur, associate chief of emergency medicine at Baylor College of Medicine “…In addition to helping West African countries contain the epidemic, the [U.S. Ebola] funding will build capacity in the U.S. to respond to Ebola and future epidemics. Moreover,…

Achieving UHC Goal Will Help End Extreme Poverty

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: Ending Extreme Poverty in Asia through Universal Health Coverage Kristina Yarrow, a senior health technical specialist in the Asia Bureau, and Caroline Ly, a health economist in the Bureau for Global Health’s Office of Health Systems, write, “By financing policies that focus on increasing equity and access to…

U.S. Fellowship Program Alumnus Helping To Educate Sierra Leoneans About Ebola

U.S. State Department’s “DipNote”: ‘Join Hands To Drive Out Ebola’ Darin McAnelly, regional alumni coordinator for Africa, and Phoenix Ricks, alumni outreach coordinator, both in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, profile 2010 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program alumnus Joe Bangura, head of corporate affairs at Africell, Sierra Leone’s…

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