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GHIT Fund Announces New Investments To Develop Drugs, Vaccines, Diagnostics For Malaria, TB, NTDs

Global Health Innovative Technology Fund: GHIT Fund Announces New Investments: A Total of 3.29 Billion Yen in Drugs for Malaria, Tuberculosis, Chagas Disease, Lymphatic Filariasis, and Onchocerciasis, Vaccines for Malaria, and Diagnostics for Leishmaniasis and Mycetoma “The Global Health Innovative Technology (GHIT) Fund announced today a total of 3.29 billion…

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CBS: Transcript: Dr. David Heymann discusses coronavirus on “Face the Nation,” March 29, 2020 (3/29). CNN: Yes, we long have referred to disease outbreaks by geographic places. Here’s why we shouldn’t anymore (Kaur, 3/28). CNN: Her husband died. Then his family shaved her head and made her strip beside his…

Changing Weather Patterns To Increase Malaria Deaths, WHO Says

Devex: How climate change threatens the fight against malaria “Despite being one of the oldest diseases in the world, malaria also remains one of the deadliest, killing 400,000 people — mostly children — every year. That is fueled in part by its ability to develop resistance to man-made drugs and…

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Borgen Magazine: The Global Health Security Act (Hill, 3/19). The Economist: Africans with disabilities are at higher risk of HIV (3/19). Forbes: New Push To Fight Biggest Global Killer Of Kids (Mohn, 3/19). Foreign Policy: Coronavirus in the Corridors of Power (Palder/MacKinnon, 3/18). The Hill: Women and the hidden burden…

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The Conversation: Newborns in developing countries need better protection from common bacteria Ziyaad Dangor and Sanjay Lala, associate professors at the University of the Witwatersrand (3/18). The Conversation: Why the elimination of malaria needs much greater involvement of women Damaris Matoke-Muhia, senior research scientist with the Kenya Medical Research Institute…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic

Christian Science Monitor: A pandemic’s generous responders Editorial Board “In a pandemic, everyone is a responder, even if he or she is self-isolating. Yet for many people during the coronavirus outbreak, the response has been outward. According to the research group Candid, global giving to combat the outbreak and deal…

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CNBC Africa: Rwanda is deploying this new weapon in fight against malaria (3/12). Devex: Conflicting partner demands a challenge for Australia’s new development policy (Cornish, 3/13). Devex: Can a wave of innovation bring an end to sickle cell disease in sight? (Adepoju, 3/13). The Lancet: Rethinking period poverty (Cousins, 3/14).

KFF Releases Updated Fact Sheet Breaking Down U.S. Global Health Budget By Program Area

KFF: Breaking Down the U.S. Global Health Budget by Program Area The U.S. government is the largest donor to global health in the world. This KFF fact sheet breaks down the U.S. global health budget through the President’s FY2021 Request by program area: HIV/PEPFAR; tuberculosis (TB); malaria/the President’s Malaria Initiative…

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AP: AP Interview: U.N. official appeals for more access in Syria (Mroue/Laub, 3/6). Becker’s Hospital Review: CDC panel recommends Ebola vaccine for U.S. adults at risk of exposure (Vaidya, 3/6). BloombergQuint: Widespread Malaria May Complicate Coronavirus Fight in Africa (Soto, 3/6). Devex: How scalable are maternity waiting homes? (Jerving, 3/9).…

PMI Helps Community Health Workers In Côte d’Ivoire Prevent Malaria Among Pregnant Women

USAID/Medium: Protecting Pregnant Women from Malaria Anne Bulchis, communications manager, and Kathryn Malhotra and Jacques N’dri Kouakou, technical advisers, all with the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative’s flagship global service delivery project, PMI Impact Malaria, discuss how PMI helps train community health workers in Côte d’Ivoire. In turn, these health workers…