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U.S. Must Continue Steady Global Health Funding ‘To Save Lives,’ Friends Of The Global Fight President Says

Friends of the Global Fight Blog: Why every cent matters in the U.S. global health budget Friends of the Global Fight President Chris Collins writes, “I recently had the honor of addressing the amfAR Capitol Hill Conference, ‘Making AIDS History: A Roadmap for Ending the Epidemic,’ and I talked about…

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World Refugee Day Serves As Opportunity For Malaria Control Programs To Step Up Efforts To Protect All People

Tropical Health Matters: Refugees and Malaria Bill Brieger, professor in the health systems program of the Department of International Health at Johns Hopkins University, recognizes World Refugee Day, which takes place annually on June 20, and discusses efforts to prevent malaria among refugees, a population that has an increased risk…

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Mass Bed Net Distribution Campaigns Across Sub-Saharan Africa Can Improve Health Equity

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Mass bed net distribution campaigns reduce health disparities across sub-Saharan Africa In a guest post, Courtney Chiaparas, writing for MEASURE Evaluation, discusses a study that examined the effectiveness of bed net distribution campaigns to prevent and control malaria across sub-Saharan Africa. Chiaparas writes,…

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Study Examining U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative Provides Evidence For Health Aid Effectiveness

PLOS Medicine: The U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative and under-5 child mortality in sub-Saharan Africa: A difference-in-differences analysis Aleksandra Jakubowski, PhD candidate in the Department of Health Policy and Management at Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and colleagues examine the U.S.…

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N. Korea Rejects S. Korean Group’s Offer Of Anti-Malaria Supplies Because Of South’s Support Of U.N. Sanctions

Associated Press: N. Korea rejects S. Korean group’s offer of malaria help “A South Korean civic group which offered to provide anti-malarial supplies to North Korea said Monday the North has rejected its proposal because of the South’s support of new U.N. sanctions…” (Kim, 6/5). Newsweek: North Korea rejects malaria…

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WHO Adopts New Global Strategy To Strengthen Vector Control

U.N. News Centre: With innovative strategy, U.N. health agency launches new offensive against vector-borne diseases “…Starting in June 2016, the U.N. health agency began developing a comprehensive response to strategically guide countries and partners to urgently strengthen vector control as a fundamental approach to preventing disease and responding to outbreaks.…

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U.N. Agencies Working With Local Partners In West Africa To Deliver Millions Of Bed Nets, Information On Malaria Prevention

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Millions of bed nets delivered to fight malaria in West Africa “Millions of insecticide-treated bed nets are being delivered to protect people from malaria in the West African nations of Guinea-Bissau and Sierra Leone, where the mosquito-borne disease is one of the biggest killers, aid agencies said…

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Mark Dybul Ends 4-Year Term As Global Fund Executive Director

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria’s “Voices”: Megatrends and Maximizing Impact “On 31 May, Mark Dybul completed a four-year term as executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The following is adapted from remarks he recently made to the Global Fund Board. ‘…We…

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President Trump’s Proposed Cuts To U.S. Foreign Aid Threaten Lives

The Guardian: ‘Trump’s aid budget is breathtakingly cruel — cuts like these will kill people’ Jeremy Konyndyk, senior policy fellow at the Center for Global Development “President Trump’s new budget plans take particular aim at foreign aid spending, proposing [cuts to] civilian foreign affairs spending. … U.S. funding provides the…

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New WHO Director General Should Seize Opportunity To Reform Agency, Improve Access To Health Care, Prioritize Ending Malaria

Huffington Post: New WHO Leader Could Improve Global Health Security By Turning WHO Upside Down Ngozi Erondu, assistant professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine “…I’m hopeful that the WHO under [Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus’] leadership will embrace local led initiatives and foster public-private collaborations to meet the…

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