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Paul Farmer Awarded $1M Prize For Decades Of Work Strengthening Health Systems

New York Times: Paul Farmer Is Awarded the $1 Million Berggruen Prize “Paul Farmer, a medical anthropologist who has fought for stronger public health care infrastructure around the world, has been named the recipient of the 2020 Berggruen Prize. The $1 million prize, which is awarded annually to people who…

Blog Posts, Releases Discuss Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic, Including Inequities In Medical Oxygen Access; Call To Waive Intellectual Property Rules; Health Information Management

BMJ Opinion: Covid-19 has turned the spotlight on the uneven provision of oxygen — a stark health inequity Kevin Watkins, CEO of Save the Children U.K., and Adamu Isah, chief of party for the INSPIRING Project at Save the Children Nigeria (12/11). Brookings Institution: The promise and peril of anti-pandemic…

USAID Acting Deputy Administrator Issues Statement Recognizing International Human Rights Day

USAID: International Human Rights Day In a statement recognizing International Human Rights Day, USAID Acting Deputy Administrator John Barsa discusses USAID’s commitment to human rights, saying, “Promoting and protecting human rights is not only a moral imperative, but also a critical component of America’s national security, because they are essential…

Blog Posts Discuss Community-Based, Women’s Efforts To Respond To COVID-19, NTDs, Reproductive Health Needs

Global Citizen: This Midwife in Zambia Says International Solidarity Is Needed to Combat COVID-19 Jacky Habib, freelance journalist (12/7). Global Citizen: How This Woman Is Using Her Cellphone to Tackle River Blindness in Cameroon Jacky Habib, freelance journalist (12/7). IntraHealth International’s “VITAL”: Meet Three Ugandan Women Who Say Community-Based Family…

More COVID-19 & Global Health News

AP: Hundreds ill, 1 dead due to unidentified disease in India (12/7). Financial Times: What HIV taught Matshidiso Moeti about Covid-19 (Gross, 12/5). Health Policy Watch: Economic Benefits Of ACT Accelerator Outweigh Costs, Says Eurasia Group (Santos, 12/4). New York Times: Why Melinda Gates Spends Time ‘Letting My Heart Break’…

Public Health Experts Urge Biden-Harris Administration To Include Officials With Medical Expertise In Cabinet; Biden Names Murthy As Surgeon General, Fauci As Chief Medical Adviser

STAT: Public health experts are pressuring Biden to include health expertise in his Cabinet “Prominent public health experts are pressuring President-elect Biden and his team to include a doctor or experienced health professional in the Cabinet — and growing increasingly alarmed this week that their warnings will go unheeded. Several…

More COVID-19 & Global Health News

AP: Rage and hope fuel women’s revolt over abortion in Poland (Gera, 12/2). Devex: World Bank updates procurement policy to enforce gender-based violence rules (Saldinger, 12/1). IPS: COVID-19 an Opportunity to Build Resilience around Food Systems (Phakathi, 12/1). Nature: Meet the scientists investigating the origins of the COVID pandemic (Mallapaty,…

Blog Posts, Releases Recognize World AIDS Day, Discuss Lessons Learned; Role Of Health Workers In Central America; Community Engagement In South Africa; Impacts Of COVID-19 Pandemic

IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: World AIDS Day reminds us that the toll of the world’s longest pandemic continues throughout the year Antigone Barton, writer and editor of Science Speaks and editorial director of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (12/1). IntraHealth International’s “VITAL”: In Central America, Health Workers Keep HIV Services…

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