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White House Fact Sheet Describes G7 Summit, Including U.S. Commitment To Global Health

White House: FACT SHEET: The G7 Summit at Ise-Shima Japan This fact sheet describes the recent G7 summit, which took place in Japan on May 26-27, and the U.S. commitment to global and political priorities, including advancing global health and the global health security agenda, advancing women’s empowerment and gender…

69th World Health Assembly Approves Resolutions On Various Global Health Issues

WHO: Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly closes “The Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly closed [Saturday] after approving new resolutions on WHO’s Framework for Engagement with Non-State Actors; the Sustainable Development Goals; the International Health Regulations; tobacco control; road traffic deaths and injuries; nutrition; HIV, hepatitis and STIs; mycetoma; research and development; access…

U.S. Engaged In Efforts To Protect Women, Girls’ Health, Rights

U.S. State Department’s “DipNote”: World Humanitarian Summit: Coming Together to Protect Women and Girls Anne C. Richard, assistant secretary of state for the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration at the U.S. Department of State, discusses U.S. efforts to protect women and girls, including “empowering women and girls as leaders…

Private Sector Can Improve Efforts To Promote Gender Equality, Women’s Health

Devex: 4 ways for the private sector to support women’s health Carolyn Rodehau, technical deputy for reproductive health workplace programs at Meridian Group International, Inc. and associate on the Evidence Project at Population Council “… In their supply chains in low- and middle-income countries, companies can be far more proactive…

Laurie Garrett Examines Election Process For New WHO Director General

Humanosphere: Secret vote on WHO bodes ill for future of global health In a guest blog post, Laurie Garrett, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations, discusses the WHO’s new process for electing a director general, as well as the candidates so far; the upcoming election…

Japan Announces $800M Commitment To Global Fund For Upcoming 5th Replenishment

Friends of the Global Fight Blog: Japan Pledges $800 Million to Global Fund’s Fifth Replenishment Ahead of G7 Summit Sarah Marston, director of communications at Friends of the Global Fight, writes, “On May 20, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan announced that the country will pledge U.S. $800 million to…

Global Life Expectancy Up 5 Years To 71.4 Years Since 2000, WHO Says

The Guardian: Global life expectancy increases to 71.4 years “Life expectancy across the globe has increased by five years since 2000, the fastest rise in lifespans since the 1960s, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Babies born in 2015 can expect to live to 71.4 years (73.8 years for…

Funding Cuts To UNFPA Threaten Progress To Achieve FP2020, SDGs

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: Failing to Deliver on Family Planning? Funding in Crisis Amanda Glassman, vice president for programs, director of global health policy, and senior fellow at CGD, discusses the impact of funding cuts to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), noting, “[O]n the current…

Working Group Proposes Recommendations For G7 To Enhance Global Health Security

The Lancet: Protecting human security: proposals for the G7 Ise-Shima Summit in Japan Members of the Japan Global Health Working Group discuss areas for global health security action by the G7 countries at their meeting in Japan in May 2016, writing, “Rather than creating new funding or organizations, global leaders…

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