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Rwanda Must Continue To Strengthen Health System With Decreasing Reliance On Global Fund

New Times: How to leverage partners’ money in strengthening a country’s health system Yvan Butera, general practitioner at the Rwanda Military Hospital “…Rwanda’s visionary approach to the use of Global Fund money for strengthening its health system has been effective in meeting health-related development targets and allows the government to…

More Political Will, Investment Needed To Support Midwife Training, Regulation

Devex: Opinion: Invest in midwives to improve global health Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, former president of the United Republic of Tanzania, and Toyin Ojora-Saraki, founder of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa “…[I]f all women gave birth with a midwife in a facility capable of providing basic emergency care, it is estimated that…

New WHO Director General Faces Several Challenges

Washington Post: The World Health Organization just picked a new leader. These are the challenges he faces. Joshua Busby, associate professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin; Karen Grépin, associate professor in the Department of Health Sciences at Wilfrid Laurier University; Jeremy…

Investing In Foreign Aid Critical To U.S. National Security

POLITICO: Memo to Congress: Don’t Cut Foreign Aid Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.) “The security of the United States and its people is the first priority of government, and imposes numerous responsibilities on Congress and the executive branch. … Smart intelligence operations are essential to our security.…

International Community Far From Meeting Funding Goals Needed To Prevent Famine In Africa

The Guardian: Nigeria’s food crisis: by the time famine is declared, it’s too late Amy Harrison, technical specialist in gender and conflict at Social Development Direct “…North-east Nigeria has long suffered from geographical marginalization and chronic underdevelopment, but it was the rise of Boko Haram that brought the region to…

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