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More Political Will, Funding, Training Needed To Reduce TB-Related Deaths In India

New York Times: What Killed Half a Million Indians? Pranay Sinha, a physician at Yale-New Haven Hospital, and Scott K. Heysell, a physician and associate professor of medicine, infectious diseases, and international health at the University of Virginia “…A staggering number of Indians — over 400 million — are estimated…

Kaiser Family Foundation Releases Analysis Modeling Impact Of Proposed Global Health Budget Cuts On HIV, TB, Family Planning, MNCH

Kaiser Family Foundation: What Could U.S. Budget Cuts Mean for Global Health? This new analysis models the potential impact of the administration’s proposed FY18 budget request, as well as two budget scenarios with more modest decreases, on global health using newly developed budget impact models that examine the relationship between…

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,…

World Needs Better Way To Develop, Test TB Drugs, Diagnostics

The Guardian: We had to run our own trial for TB drugs — nobody else was doing it Bern-Thomas Nyang’wa, TB specialist at Médecins Sans Frontières “…Despite the fact that the number of new people being diagnosed with TB every year is decreasing, the overall number of people living with…

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…

Historic G20 Health Ministers Meeting Should Recognize Health Investments As ‘Foundation For Sustainable Development’

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Investment in health is the foundation for sustainable development Marijke Wijnroks, interim executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria as of June 1 “…At the most basic level, health financing supports interventions that save individual lives; beyond this, it builds stronger systems…

MSF Open Letter To G20 Health Ministers Highlights 3 Global Health Priority Areas

Médecins Sans Frontières: Open letter from MSF to the Meeting of the G20 Health Ministers In an open letter to the health ministers of the G20, Joanne Liu, president of MSF International, writes, “Every day in our medical operations, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) faces numerous barriers to providing medical care…

WHO Releases 10-Year Review Report Chapters Focusing On Access To Medicines, TB, MNCAH

WHO: Access to medicines: making market forces serve the poor This chapter of the WHO’s “Ten years in public health 2007-2017” report focuses on access to basic medicine. “Since the landmark agreement on the Global Strategy and Plan of Action on Public Health, Innovation and Intellectual Property, WHO and its…

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