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Bill Gates Brings Back ‘Mosquito Week’ On His ‘Gates Notes’

Gates Notes: This animal kills more people in a day than sharks do in a century Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, writes, “I’m determined to spread the word about mosquitoes — which is why I’m bringing back Mosquito Week here on Gates Notes. Everything I’m…

CDC, Partners Work To Identify, Fill Gaps In Tetanus Immunization In Uganda, Worldwide

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: Tetanus: Eliminating the Forgotten, Deadly Disease Rebecca Casey, EIS officer in CDC’s Global Immunization Division, discusses the importance of tetanus vaccines and booster shots in the disease’s prevention. Casey highlights the situation in Uganda, where the CDC and partners are working to identify and fill gaps…

CDC Blog Post Highlights Burkina Faso’s Experience Implementing Meningitis Vaccine Campaign

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: Proud to Protect Burkinabè from Meningitis Isaïe Medah, physician and director general of public health in Burkina Faso, discusses the implementation of the meningococcal serogroup A conjugate vaccine (MenAfriVac, MACV) in Burkina Faso. Medah writes, “I believe we should continue developing new effective meningitis vaccines to…

CGD Expert Discusses Debate Over Long-Term Benefits Of Cash Transfers

Center for Global Development’s “Views from the Center”: Cash Transfers Cure Poverty. Side-Effects Vary. Symptoms May Return When Treatment Stops. Justin Sandefur, senior fellow at CGD, discusses results from a study in Kenya on cash transfers, writing, “New results from a famous experiment in Kenya have sparked heated debate over…

Malawi On Course To Eliminate HIV, U.S. HIV/AIDS Researcher Jay Levy Says

Reuters: Malawi can eradicate HIV infections says U.S. doctor who discovered AIDS virus “Malawi … is on course to eradicate the virus, Jay Levy who co-discovered the AIDS virus 35 years ago said. … [In a lecture at College of Medicine in Blantyre,] Levy cited the Malawian government’s efforts in…

USAID Committed To Strengthening Health Systems, Increasing Access To Primary Health Services In Partner Countries

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Strong Health Systems Increase Access to Quality Health Care for All Kerry Pelzman, deputy assistant administrator in USAID’s Bureau for Global Health, discusses USAID’s efforts to strengthen health systems and support access to primary health care services in partner countries, writing, “Ensuring healthy lives and…

New Issue Of Global Health: Science And Practice Journal Available Online

Global Health: Science and Practice: March 2018 The March issue of the Global Health: Science and Practice online journal features pieces on various topics, including a commentary by Ariel Pablos-Méndez, professor of medicine at Columbia University Medical Center, and Mario C. Raviglione, professor at the University of Milan and director…

MalaFa Report Offers African Insights Into Efforts To End Malaria

Devex: Opinion: African experts warn big changes needed to eliminate malaria Richard Nchabi Kamwi, a board member of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership and other global health advisory panels; Kesete Admasu, CEO of the RBM Partnership To End Malaria; and Harald Nusser, head of Novartis Social Business “…Launched on April…

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