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U.K. Announces Efforts To Address AMR; Dame Sally Davies To Become U.K. Special Envoy On Issue

U.K. Department of Heath and Social Care: New commitments in the fight against antimicrobial resistance “Public Health Minister Seema Kennedy has confirmed the government will be retaining the world-leading expertise of outgoing Chief Medical Officer Professor Dame Sally Davies, as U.K. special envoy on [Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)]. Dame Sally will…

BMJ Series Examines 10-Year Progress Of China’s Health System Reform

The BMJ: China’s health system reforms: review of 10 years of progress “China’s rapid economic growth over the past 40 years was accompanied by emerging health problems such as non-communicable diseases, an aging population, and rising expectations about health. Difficulties with health financing, health care delivery, and public health made…

More News In Global Health

Bloomberg: India’s Decaying Health System Sees 140 Children Die in Outbreak (Pradhan/Kumaresan, 6/21). Bloomberg: The Lipstick That Raised $500 Million to Fight AIDS (Bhasin, 6/21). Deutsche Welle: Pakistan struggling to eradicate malnutrition in children (Janjua, 6/21). Devex: WHO leaders on epidemic preparedness, organization diversity, sustainable funding (Cornish, 6/24). Financial Review:…

French President Macron Awards Elton John With Legion Of Honor For Work On HIV/AIDS, Calls For International Community To Fully Support Global Fund

Agence France-Presse: Hand-in-hand, Macron and Elton John join forces on AIDS “French President Emmanuel Macron presented rock legend Elton John with France’s highest civilian honor on Friday, and urged international mobilization for one of the showman’s dearest causes: combating AIDS. … Macron called for a mass mobilization so that the…

Global Fund Praises Japan For Increased Pledge For Sixth Replenishment

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Fund Welcomes Japan’s Commitment to Save One Million Lives “The Global Fund praised the great leadership by the Government of Japan for its renewed, strong commitment against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria with funding that will contribute to saving one million lives…

Colorado Has Role To Play In Ensuring U.S. Remains Leader In Supporting Global Fund

The Gazette: Guest Column: Colorado’s role in fighting three epidemics Christie Renner, researcher “…As each country defines its financial commitment [to the Global Fund replenishment in October], U.S. leadership is critical to continued progress against [AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria], each of which is also present in the United States. ……

Telegraph Examines Innovative Financing For Global Health As Development Assistance For Health Shrinks Worldwide

The Telegraph: World leaders urged to think creatively to boost dwindling global health funds “…With foreign aid from governments and donors falling … increasingly creative and efficient ways of funding global health have emerged in recent years. Between 2002 and 2015, 10 so-called ‘innovative financing instruments’ (IFIs) mobilized US$8.9 billion,…