Addressing Malnutrition in Vulnerable Areas

Alyssa GovindanNews Around Global Health

At a time when so many areas require more resources to meet SDG targets, the Global Nutrition Summit held in Milan last week sheds a light on what’s needed to accelerate the global response to malnutrition. A total of US$640 million in new funding was announced at the Summit. The Governments of Cote d’Ivoire, El Salvador and Madagascar, as well … Read More

Alyssa GovindanAddressing Malnutrition in Vulnerable Areas

Insights: The Pivotal Role of the Private Sector in Achieving the Demographic Dividend in Africa

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By Rebecca Fishman, Project Manager “Youth is the hope of our future,” wrote the Filipino patriot José Rizal in the late 1800s. The sentiment still resonates today, and particularly when it comes to achieving the African Union’s goal of an integrated and prosperous Africa. The fastest growing continent, Africa has the most youthful population; 70% of the projected 1.6 billion … Read More

Alyssa GovindanInsights: The Pivotal Role of the Private Sector in Achieving the Demographic Dividend in Africa

Quiz: Whadya Know About Toilets?

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Innovations in Global Health: Beacon Emergency Dispatching for Community First Responders

Alyssa GovindanNews, Newsletter

Trek Medics International is a non-governmental organization dedicated to improving emergency medical systems in communities with unreliable access to emergency care and transport through innovative mobile phone solutions. Trek Medics’ approach is based on the principle that emergency medical services (EMS) utilized in the wealthiest nations aren’t easily implemented in low- and middle-income countries – primarily owing to under-developed infrastructure … Read More

Alyssa GovindanInnovations in Global Health: Beacon Emergency Dispatching for Community First Responders

Event: Opportunities in Innovative Health Financing with the Global Fund

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The Global Fund Private Sector Delegation (PSD) will host an event on the sidelines of the 38th Global Fund Board meeting to discuss opportunities in innovative health financing. A significant increase in resources and funding is essential if we are to reach sustainable development goal (SDG) targets including eliminating HIV, TB and Malaria by 2030. Pressures on donor financing combined … Read More

Alyssa GovindanEvent: Opportunities in Innovative Health Financing with the Global Fund

Environmental health on the agenda at this year’s climate change conference

Alyssa GovindanNews Around Global Health

In the lead up to Cop23, the annual United Nations’ climate change conference, global health and climate change leaders from around the world are preparing for discussions on implementing the health aspects of the Paris Agreement. The conference will run from November 6-17 in Bonn, Germany. This year, the conference will dedicate a high-level event to the discussion of environmental … Read More

Alyssa GovindanEnvironmental health on the agenda at this year’s climate change conference

Tuberculosis is top infectious killer despite significant progress

Alyssa GovindanNews Around Global Health

This past Monday, the World Health Organization (WHO) released its Global tuberculosis (TB) report for 2017. The report documents a roller-coaster of successes and failures in the effort to combat TB. While 53 million lives have been saved since 2000, the disease remains the world’s leading infectious killer. Director-General, Dr. Tedros calls for a different approach, one that parallels action … Read More

Alyssa GovindanTuberculosis is top infectious killer despite significant progress

Strategy and partnerships are needed to gain ground on NCDs

Alyssa GovindanNews Around Global Health

A recent article published by the Lancet addresses the reasons behind a lack of results in non-communicable disease (NCD) reduction despite awareness and appetite for change, arguing that without a clear strategy, NCDs will persist and become even more common throughout the world. NCDs create a heavy economic burden and have a notorious reputation of furthering poverty due to high … Read More

Alyssa GovindanStrategy and partnerships are needed to gain ground on NCDs

Progress, not perfection, in the fight to end child marriage

Alyssa GovindanNews Around Global Health

A press release from UNICEF on October 23, 2017 outlines how far we’ve come and how far we have to go in the fight to end child marriage. Despite progress made over the past two decades, it will take 100 years to end child marriage in West & Central Africa at the current rate of decline. Due to Africa’s rapid … Read More

Alyssa GovindanProgress, not perfection, in the fight to end child marriage

Insights: Reaching Children Earlier to Disrupt Gender Norms and Improve Health

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By Alyssa Govindan, Communications GENDER NORMS & HEALTH IMPLICATIONS While gender norms are being challenged in the West, in many other parts of the world they are becoming further engrained. Even at a young age, gender norms can dictate the activities boys and girls are allowed to participate in. Behaviors as simple as playing outside can be gendered, with boys … Read More

Alyssa GovindanInsights: Reaching Children Earlier to Disrupt Gender Norms and Improve Health