New African: The right to health belongs to everyone

Ian MatthewsArticle, News, News Around Global Health

Michel Sidibé, Executive Director, UNAIDS and Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) wrote a guest column for New African where they discuss how “[g]ood health is vital not only for personal wellbeing but also for any country’s economic development.” They write, “How do we ensure that the continent’s incredible source of human energy and capital drives future growth, well-being … Read More

Ian MatthewsNew African: The right to health belongs to everyone

Quiz: UHC

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Whaddya know about universal health coverage (UHC)? Time limit: 0 Quiz-summary 0 of 6 questions completed Questions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 Information Preceding the upcoming United Nations General Assembly, a high-level meeting on universal health coverage (UHC) is scheduled, titled ‘Universal Health Coverage: Moving Together to Build a Healthier World’.  This reflects a general worldwide movement towards UHC, ... Read More
Ian MatthewsQuiz: UHC

Fight the fakes: how to beat the US$200bn medicine counterfeiters

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By the time the teenage boy was standing in front of Bernice Bornmai, feverish and delirious, it was already too late. It wasn’t just the malaria that was killing the 17-year-old, it was the time he’d wasted taking fake medicine. The antimalarials did nothing to stop the disease marching through the young Ghanaian’s body; his organs were already shutting down. … Read More

Ian MatthewsFight the fakes: how to beat the US$200bn medicine counterfeiters

Algeria Declared Malaria-Free: Lessons Learned from Algeria Malaria Elimination

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By Ochuko Keyamo-Onyige, Country Manager, Corporate Alliance on Malaria in Africa (CAMA), Nigeria On 22nd May the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared Algeria and Argentina malaria-free, bringing to 38 the number of countries now officially rid of the disease. The certification is granted when a country proves that it has interrupted malaria transmission for at least three consecutive years within its borders. … Read More

Ian MatthewsAlgeria Declared Malaria-Free: Lessons Learned from Algeria Malaria Elimination

Strengthening Community Health Worker Programs

Ian MatthewsArticle

The Community Health Academy’s first leadership course brings together learners from 155 countries to advance community health programs worldwide   Studies how that training high-performing community health workers (CHWs) can save more than three million lives annually, when integrated into the primary health care system. Unfortunately, many community health worker programs are plagued by ineffective training and support, and fail … Read More

Ian MatthewsStrengthening Community Health Worker Programs

World Malaria Day 2019 Shines Light on Urgent Need for Continued Investment

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Today, April 25th, is World Malaria Day (WMD). It is a chance to take a breath and take stock of the state of the fight against malaria. We have numerous examples of successful collaborations between governments and industry, which lay the groundwork for strengthening these efforts and set a blueprint for novel initiatives. In light of the worrying trends in … Read More

Ian MatthewsWorld Malaria Day 2019 Shines Light on Urgent Need for Continued Investment

World Malaria Day: Refocusing Strategies to Eliminate Malaria

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By Ochuko Keyamo-Onyige, Country Manager, GBCHealth CAMA Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) suffers by far the greatest malaria burden worldwide; malaria is so common in SSA that the average person sees it as an inevitable part of their existence, and the statistics are as stark as they come. According to the 2018 World Malaria Report, the global response to malaria has stalled, … Read More

Ian MatthewsWorld Malaria Day: Refocusing Strategies to Eliminate Malaria

Saving lives in times of trouble—Aid for AIDS interventions in Venezuela

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Daniel Mora-Brito, Senior Manager and Focal Point to the Global Fund Board Private Sector Delegation (PSD) Since its founding in 1996, the New York-based international NGO Aid for AIDS has become a beacon of hope for thousands of people around the globe. Jesús Aguais, its founder and Executive Director, is a force of nature whose dedication to save the lives of … Read More

Ian MatthewsSaving lives in times of trouble—Aid for AIDS interventions in Venezuela

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

Alyssa GovindanArticle

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?

Innovations in Global Health: Detecting TB using Artificial Intelligence

Alyssa GovindanArticle

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