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Local Partnerships, Implementation Of Antibiotic Treatments Vital To Eliminating Trachoma

Devex: Opinion: Eliminating trachoma means more than an end to blindness Caroline Roan, vice president of corporate responsibility at Pfizer and president of the Pfizer Foundation, and Edridah Muheki Tukahebwa, assistant commissioner of health services for vector control tropical diseases and national coordinator of the NTD control program for the…

Ghana Becomes First Sub-Saharan African Nation To Eliminate Trachoma

Devex: Ghana eliminates trachoma “Ghana has become the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to eliminate trachoma, the leading infectious cause of blindness worldwide, the World Health Organization announced Wednesday. Experts credited community, regional, and international collaboration across the public and private sectors for stamping out the disease, which in 2000…

More News In Global Health

CIDRAP News: Rift Valley fever sickens 10 in Kenya, triggers response (Schnirring, 6/12). Devex: Ghana PPP pilots breakthrough insecticide to fight mosquito resistance (Pallares, 6/12). The Guardian: ‘My body, my choice’: Argentina moves closer to legal abortion with key vote (Kim, 6/13). Inter Press Service: Project Population: Addressing Asia’s Aging…

Reauthorizing PAHPA Gives U.S. Legislators Opportunity To Address Antimicrobial Resistance, Strengthen U.S. Health Security

The Hill: Antimicrobial resistance threatens our health security — both domestically and globally Barbara Murray, J. Ralph Meadows professor of medicine and director of the Infectious Diseases Division at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center, and chair of the Infectious Diseases Society of America’s Antimicrobial Resistance Committee “…[C]ongressional attention…

UNITAID, Cipla Announce Agreement To Lower Cost Of Combination HIV Medication

Devex: Deal slashes drug price of 3 in 1 pill for people living with HIV “…UNITAID and Indian pharmaceutical company CIPLA have entered into an agreement that allows the latter to slash the prices of its drug, Q-TIB, by 30 percent. This means that a person living with HIV will…

USAID Newsletter Focuses On Private Sector Engagement In Global Health

USAID’s “Global Health News”: Private Sector Engagement USAID’s May 2018 newsletter focuses on engaging the private sector in global health efforts. “In recent years, we have seen a shift in the approach to development with increased focus on how donors can better engage the private sector to achieve greater impact…

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Associated Press: A look at Zika and its link to microcephaly (DiLorenzo, 6/6). Devex: Q&A: Striking a balance between patients and profit (6/5). The Guardian: David Miliband: world must step up support for Rohingya refugees (Watt, 6/5). The Guardian: ‘Police never turned up’: El Salvador’s devastating epidemic of femicide (Griffin,…

To Be Trusted Partner In Global Health, Private Sector Must Be Transparent, Accountable

The Lancet: Offline: Global health and the private sector Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of The Lancet “…The World Health Assembly is under attack. It is under attack by a private sector that seeks to exploit the growing calls for more partnerships in global health. In particular, the pharmaceutical industry is slowly…

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