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India Reports 3 Zika Cases; Experts Say More Likely

New York Times: India Acknowledges Three Cases of Zika Virus “…Hardly anyone outside the government knew about the three cases until last week, after the World Health Organization announced that it had received reports about them from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Gujarat state government officials then spoke…

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,…

Donors Pledge More Than $200M For 2nd Phase Of Global Health Innovative Technology Fund

Global Health Innovative Technology Fund: GHIT Fund Secures Commitments of Over US$200 Million to its Replenishment for the Acceleration of Japanese Innovation for Infectious Diseases of the Developing World “…GHIT’s funding partners, including the Government of Japan (GOJ), private companies, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Wellcome Trust…

WHO DG-Elect Tedros Pledges To Abide By One-China Policy In Relations With Taiwan

Xinhua/New China: WHO’s newly elected chief reaffirms one-China principle “Newly elected World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom on Friday reaffirmed the one-China principle. Tedros told Xinhua that he would abide by the one-China principle as enshrined in the related U.N. General Assembly resolution and World Health Assembly resolution when…

India Reports 3 Zika Cases Detected Since February 2016, WHO Says

Reuters: WHO says India reports cases of Zika virus “India has reported cases of the Zika virus, the World Health Organization said, adding that efforts should be made to strengthen surveillance. The WHO said that on May 15 India’s health ministry reported three confirmed cases from the western state of…

Laurie Garrett Discusses WHO’s Future In Humanosphere Podcast Interview

Humanosphere: A conversation with Laurie Garrett about the road ahead for the WHO In this podcast, Imana Gunawan, Humanosphere’s social media manager and podcast producer, and Joanne Lu, writer and editor at Humanosphere, speak with Laurie Garrett, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations, about WHO’s…

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