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Global Health Experts Suggest Rethinking Of Health Emergency Funding

Devex: Should we rethink health emergency funding? “The Ebola outbreak has revealed serious resource mobilization problems at the world’s ‘go-to’ response agency, according to some global health experts. Tackling the disease in West Africa — where ill-equipped national health systems and lack of infrastructure has spurred the rampant spread of…

South Africa’s Mortality Rate Dropped In 2012; TB Remained Leading Cause Of Death

Bloomberg News: South African Death Rate Fell in 2012 as TB Stays Top Killer “South Africa’s mortality rate dropped six percent in 2012 as antiretroviral therapy programs helped cut deaths of HIV-infected patients. Tuberculosis remained the leading killer. The number of deaths in the continent’s second-largest economy dropped to 480,476…

Brazil Leads In Maternal Milk Bank Development

Associated Press: Brazil’s maternal milk banks model for globe “Thirty years ago, poor Brazilian women were paid for their breast milk, leaving their children at risk of malnourishment. Equipment at the few milk collection centers was so costly it limited the country’s ability to expand the program’s reach. That has…

Opinion Pieces Address Issues Surrounding Ebola Outbreak

The following opinion pieces address issues surrounding the Ebola outbreak. Foreign Policy: If You Live in Illinois, Do Not Panic About Ebola Kim Yi Dionne, assistant professor of government at Smith College “…Instead of aggressively supporting or even partnering with those fighting the outbreak on the front lines, many governments…

Food Aid Can Fuel International Conflict

Huffington Post Canada: Why Food Aid Fuels International Conflict Patricia Adams, executive director of Probe International, and Brady Yauch, an economist with Probe International “…A 10 percent increase in food aid delivered to a country will, on average, increase the incidence of conflict by four percent. Food aid also increases…

Blog Post Discusses U.S. Role In Countering South African HIV/AIDS Epidemic

Council on Foreign Relations’ “Africa In Transition”: HIV/AIDS, South Africa, and the United States John Campbell, Ralph Bunche senior fellow for Africa policy studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, discusses HIV/AIDS in South Africa and the U.S. role in countering the epidemic (9/4).

PLOS Blog Discusses Funding Approaches For Global Health R&D

PLOS “Speaking of Medicine”: Who Should Contribute to Funding of Global Health R&D and How Much? Mari Grepstad, an adviser at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Suerie Moon, research director and co-chair of the Forum on Global Governance for Health at the Harvard Global Health Institute, and John-Arne Røttingen,…

Blog Post Highlights Roundtable Discussion On Global Health

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Ebola as the ‘Katrina moment’ that highlights global health inequity Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses Georgetown University Professor Lawrence Gostin’s new book, “Global Health Law,” and his comments…

USAID Publishes New Issue Of ‘FrontLines’

USAID’s “FrontLines”: Open Development/Development & Defense The September/October issue of USAID’s “FrontLines” focuses on USAID’s efforts to create an inclusive development community to address economic, health, and development challenges (September/October 2014).

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