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

A New Year Brings New Challenges and New Opportunities

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Dear Friends and Colleagues, As the New Year gets underway, we are grateful for the immense support and dedication our partners have shown us over the last year. Together, as a global health community, we made significant progress in 2017 – renewing commitments to TB and intensifying efforts to combat antimicrobial resistance. 2017 also brought changes in global leadership at … Read More

Alyssa GovindanA New Year Brings New Challenges and New Opportunities

Insights: It’s time to involve the private sector in accelerating Universal Health Coverage

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By Alyssa Govindan “Governments have everything to gain when they prioritize human health. I am hopeful for global progress because universal health coverage is included in the SDGs” – Dr. Agnes Binagwaho, Rwanda’s Minister of Health. What is UHC? Countries around the world have developed many different models for delivering healthcare. Some are fully public, some are mostly private, and … Read More

Alyssa GovindanInsights: It’s time to involve the private sector in accelerating Universal Health Coverage

Interviews: Leveraging business models for social good: An Insider Look at CSR

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There are any number of way to define Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). For the purpose of this article we are referring to efforts made by companies aimed at making some sort of social or environmental impact. It is a way for companies to attract consumers and employees while also giving back to society. CSR picked up at the turn of … Read More

Alyssa GovindanInterviews: Leveraging business models for social good: An Insider Look at CSR

Innovations in Global Health: Strengthening public health supply chains through private sector integration: Lessons from Senegal

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By Dr. Mary-Ann Etiebet, Executive Director, Merck for Mothers Fatou Binetou Badji, a midwife and head nurse at a Senegalese medical center, recalls a time when she had to have tough conversations with patients who would come in to her facility, only to find out their preferred contraceptive method was not available.  “It was very difficult when a patient already … Read More

Alyssa GovindanInnovations in Global Health: Strengthening public health supply chains through private sector integration: Lessons from Senegal

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

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

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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