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Greater Political Will Needed To End TB Worldwide

New York Times: Letter to the Editor: Fighting TB Requires Political Will Ruvandhi Nathavitharana, attending physician in the Infectious Diseases Division at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Philip Lederer, attending physician in the Infectious Diseases Section at the Boston University School of Medicine “…The most important intervention to decrease…

Some Poor Countries Pay Up To 30 Times More For Basic Medicines Than Others, CGD Study Shows

Financial Times: Poor countries pay up to 30 times more for medicines “…The Washington-based Center for Global Development examined billions of dollars in spending by developing countries, concluding that low- and middle-income countries were paying 20 or 30 times more for medicines such as omeprazole, for heartburn, or paracetamol, a…

Language On SRHR, Drug Development Costs Remain Unresolved In U.N. Draft UHC Declaration

Health Policy Watch: Drug R&D, Sexual & Reproductive Health Scrutinized In Draft UHC Declaration “Disclosure of costs for drug research and development (R&D) and ‘alternative financing mechanisms’ for new health products remain outstanding points to be resolved by countries in finalizing a draft United Nations General Assembly political declaration on…

More News In Global Health

Christian Science Monitor: Melinda Gates: What she’s learned (Tyson, 9/18). CNBC: Bill and Melinda Gates: No matter where you’re born, ‘life will be harder if you are born a girl’ (Clifford, 9/18). Inside Philanthropy: No Water or Toilets in Health Facilities? That’s Horrifying — And Funders Are Paying Attention (Barnett,…

More News In Global Health

AFP: Indonesian forest fires putting 10 million children at risk: U.N. (9/24). Associated Press: Pakistan battles dengue epidemic, with 20 deaths so far (Ahmed, 9/24). Barron’s: Financing Global Health (Schultz, 9/23). Devex: How can private partnerships help countries meet the UHC goal? (Byatnal, 9/24). Devex: Kenya is rolling out UHC…

World Leaders Sign U.N. Declaration On Universal Health Coverage

The Telegraph: World leaders pledge that no one will fall into poverty because of health costs “World leaders have committed to providing health care for all in what has been described as a ‘landmark’ declaration. At a high-level meeting at this week’s United Nations General Assembly world leaders signed a…

International Confederation Of Midwives Calls For Woman-Centered, Compassionate Maternal Care Worldwide, Lead Adviser Writes

The Guardian: No woman should be slapped for screaming as she gives birth Ann Yates, lead midwife adviser for the International Confederation of Midwives “…Evidence is mounting that disrespect and abuse in maternity care is a global problem. … Woman-centered, compassionate maternal health care needs to become the international standard.…

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