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Analysis Examines Global Fund’s Suspension Of Grants To North Korea

Washington Post: North Korea has a big tuberculosis problem. It’s about to get worse. Jeremy Youde, student in global health and international relations at the Australian National University “A Bloomberg News report this week warned of the threat of North Korea’s ‘other weapon’ — tuberculosis. In February, the Global Fund…

U.S. Leadership On HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria At ‘Tipping Point’

The Hill: American leadership against deadly epidemics reaches a decision point Chris Collins, president of Friends of the Global Fight “What is the end goal of America’s considerable investment in tackling the deadliest infectious diseases of our time? Americans should be proud that U.S. leadership against AIDS, tuberculosis (TB), and…

More News In Global Health

Associated Press: Pakistan launches new polio vaccination drive (4/9). Devex: IRC’s Miliband warns Yemen crisis could worsen as access woes deepen (Welsh, 4/6). The Guardian: Recruiters order Sri Lankan women to take birth control before working in Gulf (Cousins, 4/6). The Guardian: ‘I was terrified’: fears over child mental health…

Blog Post Summarizes Brookings Institution Experts’ Research On Various Health, Development Issues

Brookings Institution’s “Brookings Now”: 5 stunning facts about world health Brennan Hoban, communications coordinator, and Leah Korn, communications intern, both at Brookings, recognize World Health Day, observed on April 7, and summarize several aspects of health and development addressed by Brookings experts’ research. Topics include global food security, mortality from…

Hank Tomlinson Named Director Of CDC’s Division Of Global HIV & TB

CDC: Hank Tomlinson, PhD — Director, Division of Global HIV and TB Hank Tomlinson will now serve as the director of the Division of Global HIV & TB (DGHT) at the CDC, “guiding the management of CDC’s global TB and HIV treatment, care, and prevention programs and the division’s 1,800…

GHIT Fund Announces $15.5M In New Investments, Enters 2nd 5-Year Investment Cycle

Global Health Innovation Technology Fund: As the GHIT Fund Closes Out First Five Years of R&D for Lifesaving Medical Breakthroughs, It Launches Next Phase, Focusing on Access and Delivery, Bringing Total Investment to 13.2 Billion Yen (U.S.$123 Million) “The Global Health Innovative Technology (GHIT) Fund today announced a total of…

Accelerating UHC In Kenya Requires Focus On RMNCAH, Preventive Health Care

Inter Press Service: Accelerating Universal Health Coverage in Kenya — How do we get there? Werner Schultink, UNICEF representative to Kenya; Rudi Eggers, WHO representative to Kenya; and Siddharth Chatterjee, U.N. resident coordinator to Kenya “…How do we ensure that [universal health coverage (UHC)] is possible in Kenya by 2022?…

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