Innovations in Global Health: The Business Case for Safe Drinking Water

Alyssa GovindanNews, Newsletter

The role of business in addressing the problem Lack of access to clean drinking water is a huge, global problem. The UN reports that more than 500,000 people die every year from contaminated drinking water. Addressing caloric and micronutrient deficiency diseases also requires reducing or eliminating severe diarrhea caused by waterborne pathogens. 663 million people lack access to an improved … Read More

Alyssa GovindanInnovations in Global Health: The Business Case for Safe Drinking Water

Insights: The Double (and Deadly) Burden of Malnutrition

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The burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) has been increasing in recent years to the point that it now constitutes the leading cause of death worldwide. In response, the Secretary General of the United Nations will convene a third high-level meeting on NCDs at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) this September. The meeting will focus on prevention and control of … Read More

Alyssa GovindanInsights: The Double (and Deadly) Burden of Malnutrition

News: Urgent Action Needed to Protect Gains Against Malaria

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After years of improvement in malaria reduction around the globe, the 2017 World Malaria Report shows that progress has reached a stand-still. There were 5 million more cases in 2016 than 2015 and deaths stood at 445,000 – around the same number as the previous year. “Without urgent action, we risk going backwards and missing the global malaria targets for … Read More

Alyssa GovindanNews: Urgent Action Needed to Protect Gains Against Malaria

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