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Saving Lives At Birth Seeks Innovators’ Applications For 8th Round Of Awards

Devex: This new effort aims to scale up maternal and newborn health innovations “…Saving Lives at Birth is a partnership between USAID, the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development, the Korea International Cooperation Agency, Grand Challenges Canada, the government of Norway, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The initiative…

More News In Global Health

Associated Press: Scientists in Germany improve malaria drug production (Rising, 2/22). CIDRAP News: WHO changes 2 strains for 2018-19 flu vaccine (Schnirring, 2/22). Devex: Humanitarian sector in DRC not able to access many of the affected populations (Jerving, 2/23). The Guardian: Drug-resistant superbug to blame for deadly typhoid outbreak in…

Oxfam Scandal Shows Aid Agencies Need External Accountability, Should Work With Countries For Long-Term Development

IRIN: Aid agencies can’t police themselves. It’s time for a change Dorothea Hilhorst, professor of Humanitarian Aid and Reconstruction at the International Institute of Social Studies at Erasmus University Rotterdam “…[D]espite … sector-wide initiatives to hold NGOs accountable for power abuses, the initiatives all rely on the voluntary buy-in of…

Thoughtful Health Financing Transition Plays Key Role In Achieving UHC

Devex: Opinion: The health financing transition plays a crucial role in meeting UHC Oleg Kucheryavenko, senior consultant at the World Bank “…Countries at different levels of development move towards universal health coverage at a different pace. Some have already made considerable progress, and health financing transition plays a crucial role…

Proposed Funding Cuts To Global Health Could Threaten Americans, Global Health Security

American Academy of Family Physicians: Cutting Global Health Programs Puts Americans at Risk Ranit Mishori, professor and director of global health initiatives in the Department of Family Medicine at Georgetown University’s School of Medicine and member of the advisory board of the AAFP’s Center for Global Health Initiatives, discusses the…

Philanthropic Funders Should Increase Support For HIV/AIDS Response Efforts

Health Affairs Blog: It’s Not Time To Celebrate Yet: How The Rise In HIV Funding Tells A Deeper Story John Barnes, executive director of Funders Concerned About AIDS, discusses donor government and philanthropic funding for HIV, writing, “Philanthropic funding for HIV/AIDS tells a classic good news/bad news story. The overall…

U.K. To Maintain Aid Budget Of At Least 0.7% Of GNI, Prime Minister May Says

The Guardian: May says U.K. will not cut aid in wake of Oxfam scandal “The U.K.’s aid budget will not be cut as a result of the sexual exploitation scandal affecting the sector, the prime minister has confirmed in a push back against the right wing of her party. There…

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