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Health Systems Strengthening Is Global Health Best Buy

In a post on the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists” blog, blogger Jennifer James discusses PSI’s latest “Impact” magazine issue and a recent panel discussion held at the Center for Global Development, both of which highlight best buys in global health. “While many may automatically think of key…

New Analysis On Child Death, Population Growth Challenges Conventional Beliefs

In a Humanosphere blog post, Tom Paulson, founder and lead journalist at Humanosphere, discusses a new analysis that challenges the conventional belief of the “virtuous cycle,” which asserts that preventing child deaths reduces birth rates and improves the economic well-being and health of communities. The analysis finds “no evidence to…

Global Health Community Must Address Acid Attacks

“At a recent social function benefiting the Acid Survivors Foundation, I learned about an insidious worldwide problem that barely figures on the global health radar, but should. Acid violence, sometimes called acid throwing or an acid attack, involves throwing or pouring acid onto a person with the intent of killing…

New Drug Regimen Aims To Transform TB Treatment, Improve Health

“The first-ever drug regimen designed to treat both drug-sensitive TB and MDR-TB [multidrug-resistant TB] has reached a critical milestone and will advance to a global Phase III clinical trial — the last, but most important stage of testing before it can be made available,” Mel Spigelman, president and CEO of…

CSIS Report Examines GAVI Replenishment

The Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) has published a new report, titled “Replenishing GAVI in 2014: Options for U.S. Engagement.” The report, by Katherine Bliss, senior associate with CSIS Global Health Policy Center, “reviews GAVI’s progress and challenges during the current phase of operations and offers recommendations for…

State Department Launches Second QDDR

News sources report on the launch of the U.S. Department of State’s second Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review. Devex: John Kerry launches 2nd QDDR: ‘Not everything to everyone’ “The U.S. government’s second Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review will focus on a small number of concrete proposals that will help modernize…

Former USAID Chief Discusses Agency’s Global Development Lab

Devex: Brian Atwood to USAID: More ‘development diplomacy’ needed “A former U.S. aid chief applauded the ideas behind the new Global Development Lab, but also has some advice for the current Administrator Rajiv Shah. Brian Atwood’s challenge to Shah and the team running the lab is to look beyond the…

SciDev.Net Examines Implications Of Development Aid Agency Mergers

SciDev.Net: What do aid agency mergers mean for development? “Moves by Canada and Australia to merge their respective development aid agencies into their foreign affairs and trade ministries are being followed closely amid fears that global poverty alleviation aims could be diluted and some of the poorest regions, such as…

WFP Distributes Most Of Its Food Aid In Government-Controlled Areas Of Syria

Los Angeles Times: In Syria, U.N. agency distributes most food in government-held areas “The World Food Program gives out most of its food aid to Syria in government-held areas, with only a quarter of the distributions occurring in rebel-controlled territory, according to latest figures from the U.N. agency…” (Abdulrahim, 4/22).

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