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3 African Countries Begin Pilot Program Using Malaria Vaccine Among Infants

AP: 3 African countries trying out 1st malaria vaccine in babies “…The southern African nation [of Malawi] is rolling out the shots in an unusual pilot program along with Kenya and Ghana. Unlike established vaccines that offer near-complete protection, this new one is only about 40% effective. But experts say…

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AFP: Pakistan says Facebook to help in fight against polio (1/16). AP: U.N. report lays out agonies faced by Syrian children amid war (Keaten, 1/16). BBC News: HIV infections among gay and bi men fall by 73% in U.K. (Haigh, 1/16). Borgen Magazine: Measles Outbreak in the DRC: Treatment and…

Global Fund Announces Highest-Ever Funding Allocations, Reviews Top Stories Of 2019

Global Fund: Highest-Ever Funding Allocations Announced to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria “Following a record-breaking Replenishment in October 2019, the Global Fund [Wednesday] announced its largest-ever funding allocations for eligible countries to fight AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria and build systems for health over the next three years. The allocations include…

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ABC: Researchers find way to block spread of deadly malaria parasite (Macdonald, 12/18). Borgen Magazine: Global Health Partnerships in Kenya (Kiessling, 12/18). CIDRAP News: Yellow fever outbreak intensifies in Nigeria (Schnirring, 12/17). Devex: Q&A: Funding imbalance threatens Yemen’s recovery, UNDP expert says (Welsh, 12/18). Miami Herald: Can this scent lure…

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CIDRAP News: Samoa extends measles emergency (Schnirring, 12/16). Devex: Q&A: Local leadership is ‘only hope’ for SDGs, says mayor of Sierra Leone’s capital (Cheney, 12/17). The Independent: Gabon becomes 70th country to make gay sex illegal (Savage, 12/14). Infection Control Today: Quick Hit: A Conversation With Anthony Fauci, MD: What…

Blog Post Reviews Global Health Innovation Stories Of 2019

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs Blog”: A year in review: The global health innovation stories that shaped 2019 GHTC Senior Communications Lead Marissa Chmiola, GHTC Senior Program Assistant Ansley Kahn, and GHTC Policy and Advocacy Associate Julien Rashid write, “Two thousand nineteen was a tumultuous year for the global health…

Global Fund, Thomson Reuters Foundation Partnership To Work To Dismantle Barriers To Health Services, Executives Write In Opinion Piece

Thomson Reuters Foundation: OPINION: End epidemics by breaking down human rights barriers to health Peter Sands, executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and Antonio Zappulla, chief executive of the Thomson Reuters Foundation “…Human rights-related barriers to health, some explicit, others expressed in behaviors and…

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Devex: Q&A: Why eradicating HIV by 2030 is idealistic and too optimistic (12/10). Devex: Donors should do more on school meals, says WFP (Ravelo, 12/9). The Guardian: Harare’s heroine: how Esther Zinyoro made her home a maternity ward (Chingono, 12/10). Healio: Bedaquiline-based treatment associated with favorable outcomes in patients with…

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Devex: A ‘new generation of inequalities’ requires sharper measurement, UNDP chief says (Lieberman, 12/9). Financial Times: FT Health: Regenerative Medicine (Multiple authors, 12/8). The Guardian: Nepal makes first ‘period hut’ arrest after woman dies during banned custom (Budhathoki, 12/6). Health Policy Watch: Cancer Organizations Across Latin America Vow To Intensify…

Media Outlets Continue Coverage Of WHO Global Malaria Report

The Economist: Malaria infections have stopped falling (12/5). Financial Times: Progress in malaria prevention questioned by health experts (Jack, 12/5). Xinhua: Anti-malaria progress slows, critical targets likely to miss: WHO (12/5).