Africa Business and Investment Forum Recap

Alyssa GovindanNews Around Global Health

On January 30th, Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) held the Africa Business and Investment Forum alongside the 30th African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. At the forum, private and public sector leaders gathered to discuss measures in support of private-sector led growth in Africa. Roundtable discussions were held on trade, energy, … Read More

Alyssa GovindanAfrica Business and Investment Forum Recap

Insights: Easing the Pain: Palliative Care in the Developing World

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By: Alyssa Govindan “The enormous gap between need and availability of opioid analgesics is growing and is increasingly skewed against people living in poverty.”- The Lancet Commission on Palliative Care and Pain Relief What is palliative care?                                                … Read More

Alyssa GovindanInsights: Easing the Pain: Palliative Care in the Developing World

Partner Spotlight: Can Cancer Get Worse? Depends Where you Live

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As World Cancer Day approaches on February 4th, the global community prepares again to raise awareness of prevention and treatment efforts for these horrible diseases that kills so many. It may seem as though we all know someone who has been affected directly by cancer. People living in developed countries are constantly reminded of dangerous exposures, the need for screenings … Read More

Alyssa GovindanPartner Spotlight: Can Cancer Get Worse? Depends Where you Live

Innovations in Global Health: Greenmash: Utilizing Data to Better Fight Disease

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NGOs in low resource countries face numerous challenges in launching, monitoring and evaluating programs. Often data collection and data quality issues affect everything from accurately identifying community needs to creating appropriate response strategies. Once programs are launched, there is little to no visibility into the program, making timely monitoring and adjustments impossible. When the final program data is collected and … Read More

Alyssa GovindanInnovations in Global Health: Greenmash: Utilizing Data to Better Fight Disease

Event: The Global Fund Explores Innovative Finance for Health

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On November 13th, the Private Sector Constituency to the Global Fund Board hosted a discussion on “Opportunities in Innovative Financing for Health” on the sidelines of the 38th Board Meeting of the Global Fund to Fight HIV, TB and Malaria. The Global Fund is the largest financing institution in global health, having funded programs that have saved more than 22 … Read More

Alyssa GovindanEvent: The Global Fund Explores Innovative Finance for Health

Looking at the GLASS Half Full: Hope Stems from AMR Surveillance System

Alyssa GovindanNews Around Global Health

Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) has gained much traction over the past few years and yesterday marks the release of the first report by the Global Antimicrobial Surveillance System (GLASS). The report revealed widespread AMR across 22 countries. It found that bacteria resistant to at least one common antibiotic was as high as 82% in some countries. “Some of the world’s most … Read More

Alyssa GovindanLooking at the GLASS Half Full: Hope Stems from AMR Surveillance System

The Heavy Burden of Obesity in Africa

Alyssa GovindanNews Around Global Health

Weight gain has been accelerating across the globe due to a myriad of factors including a growing economy, fast food expansion and a shift towards more sedentary living. Worldwide, 39% of adults were overweight and 13% were obese in 2016. Since obesity rates are not disbursed equally throughout the world, some countries (like the U.S.) are noted for carrying more … Read More

Alyssa GovindanThe Heavy Burden of Obesity in Africa

On the Road to Reducing Traffic Incidents

Alyssa GovindanNews Around Global Health

The World Bank Group recently released a report evaluating the economic cost of road traffic injuries (RTIs), especially in developing countries. Out of the 1.25 million deaths that occur on the world’s roads every year, 90% are in LMICs. While road accidents are emotionally traumatic and tragic, they also pose a broader financial burden on countries. Reducing road traffic injuries … Read More

Alyssa GovindanOn the Road to Reducing Traffic Incidents

Egypt’s Leap Towards Universal Health Care

Alyssa GovindanNews Around Global Health

Egypt recently approved a new universal health coverage law that will expand healthcare to the entire population, including the roughly 30% who could not previously afford it. The new scheme will set fees based on an individual’s income level. Although participation will be required, those in the lowest socio-economic bracket will be covered by the state. Additional funding will be … Read More

Alyssa GovindanEgypt’s Leap Towards Universal Health Care

What’s more extreme than extreme poverty?

Alyssa GovindanNews Around Global Health

No, the answer is not base jumping, it’s ultra-poverty. In a world of growing inequality between rich and poor, the global community is prioritizing ending poverty in all its forms everywhere with the first Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 1). Over the last few decades, much of the progress toward ending extreme poverty stemmed from boosting those closest to the poverty … Read More

Alyssa GovindanWhat’s more extreme than extreme poverty?