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Initiative Of USAID’s Global Health Fellows Program Brings Diverse Thinking Into Field

Huffington Post: Global Health Corporate Champions In Ghana — An Emerging Market Bootcamp Amanda MacArthur, chief program officer at PYXERA Global “…The learning that comes out of [initiatives like USAID’s Global Health Corporate Champions] is not one-sided, nor is it limited to nonprofits. Applying professional skills in a cross-sector, emerging…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Funding For, Private Investment In SDGs

The Guardian: The missing development trillions: how you would fund the SDGs Rachel Banning-Lover and Guardian readers “More than 50 people shared their ideas on where the sector will find over $3tn a year to fund the Sustainable Development Goals. Here’s a selection of our favorites..” (6/3). Project Syndicate: Spurring…

Preventive Malaria Treatment Helps Protect Many Children In Sahel Region, Experts Say

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Drugs work “like magic” against malaria in Africa’s Sahel, experts say “When health workers ordered malaria drugs last year to protect millions of children in Africa’s Sahel region from the deadly disease, the only company making them could not deliver enough. … Although the project organizers could…

PLOS Blog Post Explores Potential Impacts Of ‘Brexit’ On U.K., Global Health Policy

PLOS “Translational Global Health”: Brexit: what might it mean for global health? Rhea Saksena, a British global health graduate and medical student, discusses how the U.K.’s exit from the European Union could impact health domestically as well as globally, and she explores other public health, environmental, and trade issues. Saksena…

WHO, Partners Developing New Vaccine Supply System For People In Humanitarian Crises

Reuters: WHO seeks new mechanism for crisis vaccine supplies at low cost “The World Health Organization, drugmakers, and humanitarian groups are hammering out details of a new vaccine supply system aimed at getting vital shots to vulnerable people in crises such as wars or natural disasters. The mechanism, which so…

Like Tobacco Industry, Soda Industry Attempts To Avoid Accountability For Products’ Role In Poor Health Outcomes

Scientific American’s “Food Matters”: If Soda Companies Don’t Want to Be Treated Like Tobacco Companies They Need to Stop Acting Like Them Patrick Mustain, communications manager at Oceana, compares the tobacco and beverage industries and discusses how each obfuscate science and attempt to avoid accountability for and “manipulate understanding of…

Smart, Coordinated Efforts Can Help Stimulate Innovation, Improve Global Health

STAT: Smart strategies and collaboration can help improve global health Natalie Revelle, deputy director of program-related investments at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…[S]mart, coordinated efforts by governments, international organizations, and impact investors can engage the private sector to better serve the poorest populations. … Guarantees [for a certain…

U.N. High-Level Panel On Access To Medicines Report Supports Compulsory Licensing For Life-Saving Drugs, More Government-Funded R&D

Financial Times: Poorer countries need rapid access to generic drugs, U.N. says “Poorer countries struggling to afford expensive life-altering drugs should be allowed to override pharmaceutical patents so they can access a cheaper supply of generic drugs, according to a U.N. report published on Wednesday. … According to a much-awaited…