COVIDaction Highlights 30 Resilient Health Systems Innovations

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What is the role of technology in building the resilience of health systems? How can we use technology platforms and innovations to change the delivery models of health services, enabling prevention, health promotion, health education, surveillance and service deliver? How do we engage communities to increase trust in the health system, ensuring that people seek care when appropriate and follow … Read More

Ian MatthewsCOVIDaction Highlights 30 Resilient Health Systems Innovations

2020 virtual UNGA ramps up with a full slate of virtual events

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The 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) opened on 15th September at the UN Headquarters in New York, in a primarily virtual format. Heads of states and governments from UN Member States will exchange statements through pre-recorded messages. Virtual UNGA side-events have been taking place throughout the week, covering topics from the pandemic to global hunger, the … Read More

Ian Matthews2020 virtual UNGA ramps up with a full slate of virtual events

Global Fund Results Report Highlights Impact of COVID-19 & Role of RSSH in Global Health Security

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At the end of 2019, the excitement was palpable around the possibilities resulting from the Global Fund’s largest-ever Replenishment, which resulted in over USD 14 billion raised for the organization and its fight against HIV, TB and malaria. The start of 2020 saw a much different reality; as COVID-19 ravaged the globe, progress against the three diseases was rapidly threatened. … Read More

Ian MatthewsGlobal Fund Results Report Highlights Impact of COVID-19 & Role of RSSH in Global Health Security

Harnessing the Power of Technology for Health Solutions During COVID-19 and Beyond

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By Olive Mumba, Executive Director, Eastern Africa National Networks of AIDS and Health Service Organizations (EANNASO) Diseases know no borders, and pandemics have spread much faster than man could have imagined, across populations around the world. The COVID-19 pandemic is but the most recent to spread so fast that man has been unable to stop it. Men and women, the … Read More

Ian MatthewsHarnessing the Power of Technology for Health Solutions During COVID-19 and Beyond

Event: Private Sector Innovation in HIV, TB, Malaria and COVID-19

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Friends of the Global Fight (Friends) and GBCHealth will be hosting a webinar for Hill Staffers and other interested stakeholders in mid-October to showcase how private sector innovations in prevention, diagnostics, treatment and delivery are shaping the response to HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria across the globe, supporting the fight to end the three epidemics and contributing to the achievement of … Read More

Ian MatthewsEvent: Private Sector Innovation in HIV, TB, Malaria and COVID-19

When it comes to mosquito control, are we doing the right thing? Are we doing things right?

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By: Manuel F. Lluberas MS IDHA, Public Health Entomologist, Río Grande, Puerto Rico (lluberasm@gmail.com) Vector-borne diseases continue to inflict a heavy burden on human populations. Mosquitoes are the world’s deadliest animal, claiming a life about every minute. In addition to a taking the equivalent of four 747 Jumbo planes full of people daily, malaria is estimated to be responsible for … Read More

Ian MatthewsWhen it comes to mosquito control, are we doing the right thing? Are we doing things right?

New Report Highlights Private Sector’s Response to COVID-19

Ian MatthewsNews, News Around Global Health

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the world in unprecedented ways, with serious implications for global public health programs such as those addressing HIV, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria. A newly-published report available here captures key insights from the dialogue Reimagining Commitment to Fighting HIV, TB and Malaria During COVID-19: Focus on the Private Sector, with concrete examples of what the private sector can … Read More

Ian MatthewsNew Report Highlights Private Sector’s Response to COVID-19

What’s Going on at the Virtual UNGA This Year?

Ian MatthewsNews, News Around Global Health

The annual September meetings of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, and the myriad of side events that take place concurrently, are adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic by adopting a virtual format. So, what’s happening at this year’s UNGA 75? Here’s a start to help you navigate through what will mostly be a virtual space, with minor … Read More

Ian MatthewsWhat’s Going on at the Virtual UNGA This Year?

GBCHealth & CAMA Convene Discussion on Mosquito-Borne Diseases for World Mosquito Day 2020

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Controlling, and ultimately eliminating, mosquito-borne diseases including malaria would bring tremendous health, social, and economic benefits to people in sub-Saharan Africa and around the globe. Such was a key message during the recent GBCHealth and CAMA webinar on Emerging Issues and New Tools to Fight Mosquito-Borne Diseases in Africa on August 20th. Held in observance of World Mosquito Day, this … Read More

Ian MatthewsGBCHealth & CAMA Convene Discussion on Mosquito-Borne Diseases for World Mosquito Day 2020

Emerging Issues and New Tools to Fight Mosquito Borne Diseases in Africa

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EVENT TAKEAWAYS Held in observance of World Mosquito Day 2020, this virtual event presented the state of mosquito-borne diseases in Africa; challenges and strategies for elimination; and the latest updates on new innovations, such as vector control tools to prevent and mitigate health risks associated with mosquito-borne diseases. The webinar brought together over 140 participants from the private sector, international … Read More

Ian MatthewsEmerging Issues and New Tools to Fight Mosquito Borne Diseases in Africa