Recent Releases In Global Health

As Expected, Little Global Health At G8: “Nothing of significance for global health came out of the G8 Summit” in Deauville, France, according to a post on the Global Health Council’s “Blog 4 Global Health.” The blog notes: “Of particular note was the very low profile of HIV/AIDS in contrast to past summits” (Olson, 5/31).

Program To Increase Corporate Volunteerism Abroad: USAID, IBM and CDC Development Solutions have partnered “to increase the number of employee volunteers at U.S.-based corporations by providing meaningful assistance to local governments, small businesses, and civic groups in emerging markets abroad,” according to a USAID press release. The volunteers will provide service and advice to countries that want to improve health, education and other systems (5/31).

Video Aims To Highlight Models To Improve Access To HIV Care:
Medecins sans Frontieres has a new video showing how task-shifting can reduce the pressure on HIV/AIDS services in the developing world. The video is part of series that is being released ahead of June’s U.N. High Level Meeting on AIDS (5/27).

Goosby Reflects On AIDS: Journalist John Donnelly reports on U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Eric Goosby’s memories of the global fight against HIV/AIDS on the Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog. It is the fourth installment in a series commemorating the 30th anniversary of the first scientific reports of what would become known as HIV/AIDS (5/26).

Global Health Initiative On The Ground: Several blog posts discuss the Obama administration’s Global Health Initiative, including a recent Kaiser Family Foundation briefing that explored the rollout of GHI on the ground, with a particular focus on the recently released GHI country-level strategies.