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Bill Steiger Appointed To USAID Chief Of Staff, Devex Reports

Devex: Bill Steiger to serve as USAID chief of staff “The United States Agency for International Development will have a new chief of staff on Monday. William ‘Bill’ Steiger, who led U.S. engagement with a number of international health initiatives during the George W. Bush administration, will take over the…

Global Health Experts Offer Hopes, Expectations For New WHO DG Tedros

Global Health NOW: Up First for Tedros: Budget, Then Universal Health Coverage “WHO’s budget situation requires immediate attention, while universal health coverage will be an enduring priority, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Wednesday in his first press conference as WHO director general-elect…” (Simpson, 5/24). Global Health NOW: Shaping WHO’s Future: 5…

Attacks On Health Care Workers, Facilities In Conflict Zones Continue Despite U.N. Security Council Resolution, Guterres Says, WHO Data Show

Associated Press: U.N. Chief: Health Care Attacked in Over 20 Conflict Countries “Attacks on hospitals, doctors, ambulances, the wounded, and sick took place in at least 20 countries affected by conflict last year, U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres said Thursday. Guterres told a U.N. Security Council meeting on health care in…

WHA Side Event Explores Improving Access To Medicines, Roles Of Accountability, Transparency

Intellectual Property Watch: Expanding Access To Medicines: What Role For Transparency? “…On Tuesday afternoon, those not busy casting a vote for the next World Health Organization director general got the chance to dig into [questions about transparency and accountability in global health] at a panel co-sponsored by the Graduate Institute…

Devex Examines Innovative Funding Mechanisms, Highlights Global Health Investment Fund

Devex: This fund seeks a traditional return and grant-like impact for global health R&D “…The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has explored various financing models to support research and development of cures for infectious diseases affecting poor people in developing countries. To create the Global Health Investment Fund, or GHIF,…

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