Events: CAMA Partners to Discuss Malaria Control in Lagos

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To mark World Malaria Day, Corporate Alliance on Malaria (CAMA) will convene a group of key stakeholders to discuss malaria control and prevention efforts in Nigeria and across Africa. The forum, Accelerating Investment to Bring Malaria to Zero, will bring together business leaders, state and national governments and development partners to discuss strategies to increase malaria investments and efforts to … Read More

Alyssa GovindanEvents: CAMA Partners to Discuss Malaria Control in Lagos

Graduation: a milestone to applaud or cause for concern?

Alyssa GovindanNews Around Global Health

In our latest newsletter, we wrote an insights piece on transitional funding and how countries, and specifically the health of people living in these countries, are affected by the process. On March 15, the United Nations announced that four countries would soon graduate from the list of least developed countries (LCDs). The countries are Bhutan, Kiribati, the Solomon Islands and … Read More

Alyssa GovindanGraduation: a milestone to applaud or cause for concern?

Nature-Based Solutions for Tackling Water Scarcity

Alyssa GovindanNews Around Global Health

Every year, World Water Day brings attention to the dilemma of water scarcity and the importance of sustainably managing fresh water resources. Now more than ever, it is essential to pave the way for innovative solutions in water management. In the recently published UN World Water Development Report, Audrey Azoulay, Head of UNESCO said that “5 billion people will be … Read More

Alyssa GovindanNature-Based Solutions for Tackling Water Scarcity

Beating Vaccine Skepticism

Alyssa GovindanNews Around Global Health

As people travel they spread infectious diseases. While rates have gone down, greater interconnectedness and mobility has increased the difficulty of predicting and preventing outbreaks. Over the past few years, the global health community has battled epidemics like Ebola and Zika. Currently, Brazil is in the midst of its worst Yellow Fever outbreak in decades and health workers are struggling … Read More

Alyssa GovindanBeating Vaccine Skepticism

Financial Inclusion for a Healthier World

Alyssa GovindanNews Around Global Health

We are currently experiencing an unprecedented global movement for women’s equality. With efforts like #MeToo, International Women’s Day and the 62nd Commission on the Status of Women the world is giving due attention to issues affecting women. A recent study by BNY Mellon and the UN Foundation found that closing the gender gap in women’s access to financial products and … Read More

Alyssa GovindanFinancial Inclusion for a Healthier World

Insights: Transitional Funding: A Set Up for Failure or Success?

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By: Alyssa Govindan, GBCHealth The WHO recently reported that Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, affectionately known as the BRICS, are losing a combined $46 billion to premature cancer deaths every year. Director of the International Agency for Cancer Research, Dr. Christopher Wild, spoke about the new report published in Cancer Epidemiology: “Focusing on tobacco control, vaccination programs and … Read More

Alyssa GovindanInsights: Transitional Funding: A Set Up for Failure or Success?

Partner Spotlight: How technology saved my life – and my babies

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A first-of-its-kind ‘ambulance taxi’ service ensures women in rural Tanzania get to the hospital quickly during serious labor complications. When Consolata went into labour in rural Sengerema, Tanzania, she experienced intense pain and knew something was wrong. She needed to get to the hospital quickly but her district, with a population of 500,000 people, only has a few ambulances. However, … Read More

Alyssa GovindanPartner Spotlight: How technology saved my life – and my babies

Innovations in Global Health: Detecting TB using Artificial Intelligence

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Tuberculosis (TB) caused 1.7 million deaths in 2016, surpassing the number of HIV/AIDS deaths globally. In that year, 10.4 million people fell ill with TB, mostly from poor and vulnerable communities. As a result of these troubling statistics, the World Health Organization (WHO) has accelerated its fight against TB with its End TB Strategy. The WHO estimates that 3.6 million … Read More

Alyssa GovindanInnovations in Global Health: Detecting TB using Artificial Intelligence

Perspectives: Creating Multi-sectoral Leadership in TB Control

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By: Angel Cheng, Global TB Caucus TB has a devastating impact not only on the health and wellbeing of people around the world, but also on economic growth and stability. As a result, the disease is increasingly presenting itself as both a moral and financial consideration for businesses concerned about their workers, consumers and communities where they operate. According to … Read More

Alyssa GovindanPerspectives: Creating Multi-sectoral Leadership in TB Control

Progress Towards a Zika-Free Future

Alyssa GovindanNews Around Global Health

Less than two years after the Zika virus was linked to congenital birth defects such as microcephaly, vaccine candidates are undergoing Phase I trials. The Lancet reported on promising candidates in an article late last year. The formalin inactivated virus vaccine is a proven technology and has been used against polio since the 1950s. In Phase I, this particular vaccine … Read More

Alyssa GovindanProgress Towards a Zika-Free Future