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Examining The Role Of Frontline Health Workers In Achieving Universal Health Coverage

Noting that universal health coverage was a major theme at this year’s World Health Assembly, Jeffrey Meer, special adviser on global health policy and development for the Public Health Institute, writes in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists” blog, “The recognition that a just world is a place…

New Issue Of The Lancet Now Available

The Lancet on Friday published its most recent issue, No. 9883. Among other articles, the issue includes an editorial on the future of HIV prevention efforts, a commentary on the fight against the HIV epidemic in the Islamic world, a report on continuing research into the emerging MERS-CoV virus, and…

USAID Assistant Administrator For Global Health Discusses Nutrition

In a new interview blog series called “Behind the Scenes,” USAID’s “IMPACTblog” features an interview with Ariel Pablos-Méndez, assistant administrator for global health at USAID, in which he discusses nutrition’s key role in global health. He talks about the Child Survival Call to Action, the Lancet series on child and…

Consultative Report Examines Value For Money In Global Health Programs

“The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and its partners could save more lives with the same amount of money by allocating it in ways designed to maximize the positive impact on health,” according to a consultative draft report (.pdf) of the Center for Global Development’s (CGD) Value…

Invest In Frontline Health Workers To Prevent Newborn, Child Deaths

Citing Save the Children’s 14th annual ‘State of the World’s Mothers’ report, which says one million children worldwide die on their first day of life each year, Reps. Ander Crenshaw (R-Fla.) and Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) write in a Roll Call opinion piece, “One year after 173 countries pledged to end…

WHO Recognizes World Blood Donor Day

The WHO recognizes June 14 as World Blood Donor Day, and the agency “is appealing for more voluntary blood donors to boost the supply of this life-saving product,” VOA News reports. The WHO “says the need for blood and blood products is increasing every year,” but “millions of patients requiring…

Feed The Future Working Group Launched To Engage Civil Society

“Feed the Future — [USAID’s] global food security initiative — has formed a working group tasked with finding ways to engage more effectively with civil society both at home and abroad,” Devex reports. “While little is yet known about the specific goals, focal areas, or even how the panel is…

Traditional Male Leaders Helping To Change Cultural Practices That Damage Health

The Atlantic examines how traditional male leaders are playing a role in reversing “‘harmful traditional practices’ — social mores that have been instilled over centuries and continue to be carried out in some regions despite their danger to health,” such as child marriage, home birthing and female genital mutilation. “Traditional…