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British Prime Minister May, Bill Gates To Urge Commonwealth Leaders To Invest In Malaria Efforts; Mordaunt Pledges Extra Funding For Trachoma, Blindness

Devex: Commonwealth Summit launches in London amid concerns over LGBTQ rights, jobs “Leaders from the 53 countries that make up the British Commonwealth arrived in London Monday for the biennial Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, where they convened 5,000 participants from a range of sectors, including government officials, members of…

CFR Blog Post Highlights South Sudan’s Elimination Of Guinea Worm Transmission

Council on Foreign Relations’ “Africa In Transition”: South Sudan Waves Goodbye to Guinea Worm John Campbell, Ralph Bunche senior fellow for Africa policy studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, discusses South Sudan’s announcement that the country has stopped transmission of Guinea worm, highlighting the work of the Carter Center…

GHIT Fund Announces $15.5M In New Investments, Enters 2nd 5-Year Investment Cycle

Global Health Innovation Technology Fund: As the GHIT Fund Closes Out First Five Years of R&D for Lifesaving Medical Breakthroughs, It Launches Next Phase, Focusing on Access and Delivery, Bringing Total Investment to 13.2 Billion Yen (U.S.$123 Million) “The Global Health Innovative Technology (GHIT) Fund today announced a total of…

South Sudan Eliminates Guinea Worm Transmission Through Partnership With Carter Center

Associated Press: Guinea worm disease transmission stopped in South Sudan “South Sudan has gone 15 months without a single reported case of Guinea worm disease, the nation’s health minister said Wednesday, suggesting a major victory for global health officials trying to eliminate the painful affliction…” (Nadler, 3/21). Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Carter…

‘Concerted Action’ By Governments, Philanthropic Foundations, Private Sector Needed To Mobilize Funding For Neglected Diseases

BMJ: Funding innovation in neglected diseases Gavin Yamey, professor of global health and public policy at the Center for Policy Impact in Global Health at Duke University, and colleagues “…Strategies to mobilize funding [for neglected diseases] should engage governments from high-, low-, and middle-income countries, philanthropic foundations, and the private…

WHO, Partners Respond To Lassa Fever Outbreak In Nigeria

WHO: On the frontlines of the fight against Lassa fever in Nigeria This post discusses how Nigeria is working with the WHO and other partners to respond to an outbreak of Lassa fever in the country (March 2018).

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