Innovations in Global Health: Advancing Universal Coverage: Lessons from Ethiopia

Alyssa GovindanArticle, News

“I [had] never visited a physician in my life,” explains Kassa Tadesse, a 55 year old farmer from the Ade’a woreda (district) of Ethiopia. The father of four admits that neither he nor his wife or children had ever seen a doctor. “No needle ever touched us,” he said. Tadesse first went to a doctor four years ago, when he … Read More

Alyssa GovindanInnovations in Global Health: Advancing Universal Coverage: Lessons from Ethiopia

News: Urgent Action Needed to Protect Gains Against Malaria

Alyssa GovindanNews, Newsletter

After years of improvement in malaria reduction around the globe, the 2017 World Malaria Report shows that progress has reached a stand-still. There were 5 million more cases in 2016 than 2015 and deaths stood at 445,000 – around the same number as the previous year. “Without urgent action, we risk going backwards and missing the global malaria targets for … Read More

Alyssa GovindanNews: Urgent Action Needed to Protect Gains Against Malaria

News: ABCHealth gaining momentum

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At last year’s Bloomberg Global Business Forum, Aliko Dangote, the African business magnate, announced a partnership between the Aliko Dangote Foundation and GBCHealth. Since the announcement, the partners have worked together to develop the foundation for a regional platform to connect African business leaders and philanthropists to mobilize coordinated action on health. “The time is ripe for the private sector … Read More

Alyssa GovindanNews: ABCHealth gaining momentum

Campaigns: Are you a Resistance Fighter?

Alyssa GovindanNews

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is the ability of microorganisms (such as bacteria, fungi, viruses or protozoa) to nullify the effects of antimicrobial drugs, resulting in these drugs becoming ineffective. AMR can affect anyone, at any age, in any country. GBCHealth has joined forces with BD (Becton, Dickinson, and Company) and other global health leaders in a new campaign to raise awareness … Read More

Alyssa GovindanCampaigns: Are you a Resistance Fighter?

Innovations in Global Health: Tackling the Childhood Cancer Crisis in Africa

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An Innovative Public-Private Approach that is Saving Lives Now and Building Capacity On June 11th at Mulago Hospital in Kampala, Uganda, six children and their parents rang the survivor bell of the new pediatric cancer ward to mark the end of their cancer treatment. Until recently, these halls were quiet. Children with cancer in Uganda, like much of Africa, face … Read More

Alyssa GovindanInnovations in Global Health: Tackling the Childhood Cancer Crisis in Africa

Events: Changing Attitudes to Combat Harmful Drinking

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Reducing the harmful use of alcohol has been identified as an important component of reducing the burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) as well as contributing to sustainable development, two key goals, identified by the United Nations. There is a need for multisector collaboration to support and complement actions taken nationally or regionally to achieve global goals. This idea of working … Read More

Alyssa GovindanEvents: Changing Attitudes to Combat Harmful Drinking

Events: Key Decisions Made at the 39th Global Fund Board Meeting

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On May 6-10, the Private Sector Delegation (PSD) convened in Skopje, Macedonia for the 39th Board Meeting of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.  The Board approved decisions to launch the revised Eligibility Policy for Global Fund grants and new approach to support non-eligible countries in crisis, confirmed a phased roll-out for the CCM evolution, appointed members … Read More

Alyssa GovindanEvents: Key Decisions Made at the 39th Global Fund Board Meeting

Insights: Dr. Mary-Ann Etiebet Reflects on Merck for Mothers’ Efforts and What’s Next

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We sat down with Merck for Mothers Executive Director, Dr. Mary Ann-Etiebet, to hear about the progress that has been made, why she joined the company last year, and what’s next for the global initiative. Can you give a brief explanation of Merck for Mothers and the initiative’s goals? Merck for Mothers is our company’s $500 million global initiative to … Read More

Alyssa GovindanInsights: Dr. Mary-Ann Etiebet Reflects on Merck for Mothers’ Efforts and What’s Next

Partner Spotlight: Documentary Minutes to Die Reveals Global Snakebite Crisis

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“No person should be condemned to a life of poverty simply because they were unfortunate enough to have been bitten by a snake,” says Dr. David Williams, a scientist featured in the documentary film Minutes to Die. Yet that’s happening to many people across Sub-Saharan Africa, India, and other tropical and sub-tropical regions, where the cost of antivenom treatment can … Read More

Alyssa GovindanPartner Spotlight: Documentary Minutes to Die Reveals Global Snakebite Crisis

Innovations in Global Health: PfSPZ Vaccine: the Way Forward for Malaria Elimination

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During the past 15 years malaria control programs using insecticide impregnated bednets, indoor spraying of residual insecticides, and case management have significantly reduced the morbidity and mortality caused by malaria.  However, in 2016, there were still 216 million cases of malaria and an estimated 445,000 deaths worldwide, with over 90% occurring in Sub-Saharan Africa. Recognizing that the current toolkit is … Read More

Alyssa GovindanInnovations in Global Health: PfSPZ Vaccine: the Way Forward for Malaria Elimination