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Ending HIV, TB, Malaria Requires Stronger Health Systems, Universal Access To Care

Huffington Post: We Are in This Boat Together Mustapha Kaloko, Africa Union commissioner for social affairs “…This week, I will join fellow global health leaders and representatives of the Global Fund partnership in Tokyo to address the challenge of funding stronger health systems to end HIV, TB, and malaria as…

Myanmar’s Efforts To Eliminate Malaria Serve As Model For ‘Disease Diplomacy’

Los Angeles Times: Pursuing disease diplomacy in Myanmar Myaing Myaing Nyunt and Christopher Plowe, both public health scientists at the Institute for Global Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine “…Last summer in Washington, D.C., more than a dozen of [Myanmar’s] officials, military leaders, opposition politicians, and ethnic…

Private Sector Involvement, Collaboration Across Sectors Critical To Achieving UHC

Huffington Post: Achieving Universal Health Coverage: It’s About Time Jeffrey L. Sturchio, president & CEO at Rabin Martin “…[Achieving universal health coverage (UHC)] requires a marriage between the art of allocating resources appropriately with the reality of the burden of disease and what can be done to mitigate it. ……

Congress Should Fully Fund National Health Security Programs

The Hill: Time to invest in our nation’s health security Paul Chaplin, president and CEO of Bavarian Nordic, and Elizabeth G. Posillico, president and CEO of Elusys Therapeutics, both co-chairs of the Alliance for Biosecurity “…An important recent report — the bipartisan Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense — highlights…

Human Rights Central To Achieving AIDS-Free Generation

Huffington Post: Why Protecting Humans Rights Is Critical to Achieving an AIDS-Free Generation Deborah L. Birx, ambassador-at-large and coordinator of the U.S. government activities to combat HIV/AIDS “…[S]uccess [in ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic] demands that the protection of human rights remains at the core of our work. Around the globe…

Sustained Progress On Maternal, Child Health Critical To Success Of SDG Agenda

Huffington Post: In the complex and brave new world of the SDGs, we still have unfinished business on the basics of mother and child health David de Ferranti, president; Robert Hecht, managing director; and Shan Soe-Lin, program director, all at Results for Development Institute “…What has driven the success of…

Digital Health Tools Can Contribute To Eliminating Mother-To-Child Transmission Of HIV

Devex: Harnessing the power of digital health to eliminate mother-to-child HIV transmission Edward Bitarakwate, country director of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation in Uganda, and Hima Batavia, digital health in developing countries specialist “…[S]imply through monitoring and tracking the delivery of a proven set of health interventions, the elimination…

Local Leaders, Organizations Critical To Ebola Response Efforts In Liberia

GlobalPost: Ebola is back in Liberia. Here’s how the country can beat it again Dayugar Johnson, in-country consultant in Liberia for American Jewish World Service “…Local Liberian groups did not have greater emergency response skills [during the Ebola epidemic] than the foreign staff and technical experts working with international organizations.…

Improving Equity Through Monitoring, Evaluation, Action Critical To Achieving SDGs

Devex: Equity: A platform for achieving the SDGs and promoting human rights Cesar Victora, emeritus professor of epidemiology at the Federal University of Pelotas, and Kate Somers, program officer on the maternal, newborn, and child health team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…[U]nequal access to services and opportunities…

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