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WFP, Indian Government, Private Sector To Work Together To End Hunger By 2030

U.N. News Centre: U.N. food relief agency boosts efforts to end global hunger by 2030 with new partnerships in India “The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is promoting agreements with the Indian government and business sector to boost nutrition in the world’s second most populous country, with 1.3 billion…

Blog Post Provides Roundup Of Recent Global Health Research News

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Research Roundup: genetic protection against malaria, the vaccine pipeline, and counterfeit drugs and the FDA Kat Kelley, GHTC’s senior program assistant, highlights recent news in global health research, including a study identifying a genetic variation that might provide protection against malaria, a report evaluating the…

‘Science Speaks’ Examines Reaction To Leaked TPP Pharmaceutical Chapter, Daraprim Price Increase

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: “A sweetheart deal” “deplorable” “immoral and unacceptable” “Massive victory for big pharma” … We’re reading about TPP’s pharma rules, and an update on a 5000-percent price hike Antigone Barton, senior writer and editor of “Science Speaks,” discusses a leaked version of the Trans-Pacific…

Global Fund Releases 2015 Results Report

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria’s “Voices”: 17. Million. Lives. Global Fund Executive Director Mark Dybul discusses the fund’s 2015 Results Report, “showing that health investments made through the Global Fund have saved 17 million lives, expanding opportunity and achieving greater social justice for families and communities worldwide.…

NPR Examines Issue Of Global Food Waste

NPR: Even Poor Countries End Up Wasting Tons Of Food “…As much as half of the food grown or produced in the developing world simply never makes it to market. And that loss is costing billions of dollars and blighting countless lives. … We spoke to [John Mandyck, chief sustainability…

Private Sector Key To Africa’s Success In Achieving SDGs

TIME: What the U.N.’s New Development Goals Mean for Africa Tony O. Elumelu, chair of Heirs Holdings and founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation “…The key to Africa successfully achieving the new goals is to effectively utilize Africa’s private sector to transform our natural wealth and human capital into an…

TPP’s Pharmaceutical Provisions Likely To Draw Criticism From Industry, Aid Agencies

The Hill: Trade deal would limit protections for pharma firms “Trade officials from 12 countries agreed Monday to shrink the length of time that pharmaceutical companies can receive monopoly rights for certain drugs, a provision that is already threatening to incite a Big Pharma rebellion on Capitol Hill. Brand-name companies…

Public-Private Partnership Helps Build HIV/AIDS Laboratory Capacity In Africa

CDC’s “Global HIV/AIDS”: Confronting an Overlooked Challenge to Help Fight Disease in Africa This blog post discusses the challenge of weak laboratory capacity in African nations and the importance of strengthening the systems to help treat HIV/AIDS. “…To overcome this major health challenge, in 2007 the U.S. Centers for Disease…

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