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New CGD Working Group Focuses On Future Of Global Health Procurement

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: The Changing Landscape of Global Health Procurement: Acting Now to Prepare for the Future Rachel Silverman, senior policy analyst and assistant director of global health policy at CGD, and Janeen Madan Keller, policy analyst at CGD, discuss the efforts of CGD’s new…

Political Leadership, Funding For Breastfeeding Vital To Improving Global Health

The Lancet: Breastfeeding: a missed opportunity for global health Editorial Board “No country in the world meets the recommended standards for economic investment and implementation of policies supporting mothers to breastfeed. These are the stark findings of a new report, released on Aug 1, 2017, to mark World Breastfeeding Week.…

Uganda Proposes Budget Cuts To Family Planning Efforts In Country

allAfrica/The East African: Uganda Threatens to Reduce Funding to Family Planning “Uganda is planning to cut back on funding for family planning activities, which could jeopardize its plans to attain middle-income status by 2020. Though reasons for the cutback are yet to be given, sources say the government is banking…

USAID Should Narrow Focus, Reduce Global Footprint, Explicitly Support National Security Objectives

Devex: Opinion: Rethinking USAID selection criteria Michael Miklaucic, senior fellow with the Institute for National Strategic Studies, and director of research, information, and publications at the Center for Complex Operations (CCO) at the National Defense University “…[USAID should] repurpose itself to accept a narrower, but more focused role, drastically reduce…

Global Community Must ‘Overhaul’ Approach To Humanitarian Assistance In Africa

Project Syndicate: Empowering Africa’s Humanitarians Fatoumata Nafo-Traoré, regional director for Africa for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies “The scale of human suffering currently engulfing drought-stricken Somalia is almost indescribable. … [U]nless the international community overhauls its approach to delivering aid in Africa, the cycle of…

U.S. Congress Should Not Jeopardize Women’s Health, Ability To Make Own Health Decisions

The Hill: Republicans are using the appropriations process to attack women’s health Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.), ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee “…I and several colleagues offered amendments to [the House Appropriations bill to] guarantee that women have access to necessary health services and are empowered to make health decisions…

Intellectual Property Watch Examines Report On U.S. Global Health R&D Investment

Intellectual Property Watch: Report Shows Benefits Of U.S. Investment In Global Health R&D “A recent report from a global health advocacy group in Washington, D.C. shows the importance to the United States of U.S. government investment in global health research and development and argues that more investment would have a…

Cases Of Blindness Anticipated To Triple By 2050, Researchers Say

BBC News: Global blindness set to ‘triple by 2050’ “The number of blind people across the world is set to triple within the next four decades, researchers suggest. Writing in Lancet Global Health, they predict cases will rise from 36 million to 115 million by 2050, if treatment is not…

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