News: ABCHealth gaining momentum

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At last year’s Bloomberg Global Business Forum, Aliko Dangote, the African business magnate, announced a partnership between the Aliko Dangote Foundation and GBCHealth. Since the announcement, the partners have worked together to develop the foundation for a regional platform to connect African business leaders and philanthropists to mobilize coordinated action on health. “The time is ripe for the private sector … Read More

Alyssa GovindanNews: ABCHealth gaining momentum

Innovations in Global Health: ALIMA Empowers Mothers to Detect Child Malnutrition

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In recent years, the Sahel, a semi-arid region in West Africa, has faced numerous food crises, caused mainly by ongoing and escalating conflicts, population displacement, poor rainfall, failed harvests and severe poverty. According to UNICEF, in 2018, nearly 1.6 million children in this region will require treatment for severe acute malnutrition, many with complications that require hospitalization. Typically, it has … Read More

Alyssa GovindanInnovations in Global Health: ALIMA Empowers Mothers to Detect Child Malnutrition

Insights: Pandemic Threat May Open Doors for Human Challenge Trials

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Along with the impacts of climate change and increased globalization comes an increase in infectious diseases. Warmer temperatures allow for easier transmission of vector-borne diseases (VBDs) which means that regions that are typically cooler are now getting warmer, allowing for carriers of diseases to thrive. In fact, if global temperatures rise even two to three degrees Celsius, the population at … Read More

Alyssa GovindanInsights: Pandemic Threat May Open Doors for Human Challenge Trials

Opinion: A Whole-of-Government, Whole-of Society Approach Needed to Tackle NCDs

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The power of partnerships in promoting a virtuous circle of growth and health By Henry Ashworth Preparations continue for a High-Level Meeting at the United Nations in September, which will focus on action needed to address non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The UN has rightly called for a whole-of-government, whole-of-society approach to tackling NCDs. All of us can – and should – … Read More

Alyssa GovindanOpinion: A Whole-of-Government, Whole-of Society Approach Needed to Tackle NCDs

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