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Laurie Garrett Discusses Recent Developments In Global Health

Council on Foreign Relations’ “Garrett on Global Health”: Letter In this letter, Laurie Garrett, CFR senior fellow for global health, discusses the WHO director general race and election results; the challenges and road ahead for the WHO; the threat of proposed U.S. budget cuts to global health; a report from…

Financial Times Special Report Examines Access To Health Care

Financial Times: FT Health: Access to Healthcare “Growing and aging populations around the world are creating stronger demand for health care. Yet limited money and out of date infrastructure mean policymakers in rich and poor countries alike are faced with the challenge of making sure their citizens have access to…

WHO’s Updated Essential Medicines List Includes Section Ranking Antibiotics To Address Drug Resistance

Intellectual Property Watch: New WHO Essential Medicines List: Antibiotics, Hepatitis C, Leukemia, TB “…The Model List of Essential Medicines issued [Tuesday] is the 40th edition, which ‘is an international blueprint for the most important medicines at our disposal to address global priority diseases,’ Marie-Paule Kieny, assistant director general, Health Systems…

Innovative Financing Models, Commitment To Long-Term Partnerships Vital To Strengthening Health Care Systems

Devex: Opinion: Innovative financing methods driving better health care for all Omar Campos, senior director of funding partnerships at Philips Health Tech, and Jan-Willem Scheijgrond, head of international partnerships at Royal Philips “…Strengthening primary health care, with outreach into the community and a well-functioning referral chain, is the most efficient…

WHO Set To Release 2017 Essential Medicines List This Week

STAT: Health officials set to release a list of drugs everyone on Earth should be able to access “Once every two years, the World Health Organization releases a list of medications it thinks should be available, if needed, to all the people of the Earth. The latest iteration of the…

CSIS Blog Posts Highlight Informal Health Worker Training, TB Treatment Programs In India

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Smart Global Health”: Training the Informal Health Workforce in India Richard Downie, deputy director and fellow of the Africa Program at CSIS, discusses a program in India that trains informal health care providers in an effort to address health worker shortages in rural areas,…

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