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Media Outlets Cover Sessions, Side Events At World Health Assembly

Global Health NOW: The Local Path to Global Health Security (Simpson, 5/22). Global Health NOW: NCDs Are Ready For Their Close Up (Simpson, 5/22). Intellectual Property Watch: World Health Assembly Begins Discussion On Access To Medicines (Saez, 5/22). Intellectual Property Watch: Global Antimicrobial Resistance R&D Hub Launched At Health Assembly…

Investing In Health Systems, ‘Out-Of-The-Box’ Thinking Critical To Making Progress On UHC

Devex: Opinion: Beware of fake news on global health Thomas B. Cueni, director general of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA) “…Global health requires building and supporting strong health systems, promoting prevention in communities, strengthening standards and regulations, and creating innovative financing models. If we work constructively…

PLOS, Global Antibiotic Research And Development Partnership Launch AMR Channel

PLOS Blogs: The Antimicrobial Resistance Channel — uniting the four pillars of AMR research “PLOS, in collaboration with the Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership (GARDP), is delighted to launch the Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Channel. This new Channel offers the AMR research community access to the latest research, as well…

More News In Global Health

BBC News: Malaria genetics: study shows how disease became deadly (Gill, 5/22). Bloomberg: China Considers Ending Birth Limits as Soon as This Year (5/21). Forbes: ‘Fatal Disconnect’ — Millions Of Children Are Victims Of Road Traffic, Yet World Is Silent (Mohn, 5/21). The Guardian: HIV drug shortage puts hundreds of…

Improving Pharmaceutical Systems Vital To Achieving UHC

Devex: Opinion: Strong pharmaceutical systems are crucial to attaining UHC Kwesi Eghan, principal technical adviser at Management Sciences for Health “…[U]nless country commitments [to universal health coverage (UHC)] include efforts to strengthen pharmaceutical systems, communities will continue to struggle with inadequate health services and rising health costs that put their…

BMJ Blog Posts Discuss Aspects Of Universal Health Coverage

BMJ Blog: Paying and investing in last-mile community health workers accelerates universal health coverage Wilhelmina Jallah, minister of health of the Republic of Liberia; Francis Kateh, chief medical officer/deputy minister of health of the Republic of Liberia; and Raj Panjabi, chief executive of Last Mile Health and assistant professor at…

Devex Previews Issues To Watch At This Week’s World Health Assembly

Devex: What to watch at this year’s World Health Assembly “…While the Ebola outbreak has spotlighted global health security at this year’s assembly, member states should be reminded that it’s not the only critical health issue — or issue more generally, for that matter — that will carry serious consequences…

5 Actions Global Community Must Take To Eliminate TB

Project Syndicate: The Road to a TB-Free World Michel Sidibé, executive director of UNAIDS, and Lucica Ditiu, executive director of the Stop TB Partnership “…The international community needs to take five specific actions to eliminate the scourge of TB once and for all. For starters, the gaps in existing health…

Right To Family Planning Must Become Reality For All Women Worldwide

Devex: Opinion: Half a century on, let’s make family planning a reality for all Natalia Kanem, UNFPA executive director “…It has been 50 years since world leaders proclaimed family planning a basic human right. … [H]owever, millions of women around the world are still denied the means and information to…

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