Insights: New Study Finds that Indirect Impacts of Conflict on Health Cost More Lives than Fighting

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By Alyssa Govindan New estimates from the recently published study in The Lancet on armed conflict and child mortality in Africa revealed that conflicts in Africa have resulted in the deaths of as many as 5 million children under the age of 5 over the last 20 years, with over 3 million of them infants aged one year or younger–a … Read More

Alyssa GovindanInsights: New Study Finds that Indirect Impacts of Conflict on Health Cost More Lives than Fighting

News: UN High Level Dialogue – Africa’s Health & Finance: Pathways to Economic Growth & Prosperity

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A call for businesses to step up in health and take bold action  “Health is everything, including wealth,” was a rallying statement from Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of the Republic of Nigeria, at the recent high level dialogue hosted by GBCHealth, the Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). The event, which took … Read More

Alyssa GovindanNews: UN High Level Dialogue – Africa’s Health & Finance: Pathways to Economic Growth & Prosperity

Innovations: The Business Case for Safe Drinking Water

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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: The Business Case for Safe Drinking Water

Quiz: Whaddya know about NCDs?

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NCDs such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes are the leading cause of mortality globally. Responses to combating these diseases include detection, screening, treatment and palliative care. Take this quiz to test your knowledge on the subject.

Alyssa GovindanQuiz: Whaddya know about NCDs?

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

Innovations in Global Health: Advancing Universal Coverage: Lessons from Ethiopia

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“I [had] never visited a physician in my life,” explains Kassa Tadesse, a 55 year old farmer from the Ade’a woreda (district) of Ethiopia. The father of four admits that neither he nor his wife or children had ever seen a doctor. “No needle ever touched us,” he said. Tadesse first went to a doctor four years ago, when he … Read More

Alyssa GovindanInnovations in Global Health: Advancing Universal Coverage: Lessons from Ethiopia

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

UNHCR report reveals positive results for refugee health services

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We live in a world with more displaced people than ever before. From war and persecution to drought and famine, millions have been forced to flee their homes. Along with shelter and protection, displaced populations have significant health needs. Recently, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) conducted an annual review of health coverage of 37 key refugee operations … Read More

Alyssa GovindanUNHCR report reveals positive results for refugee health services

New drug formulation could be the key to significantly reducing maternal mortality

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About 70,000 women die annually from post-partum hemorrhaging. It is the leading cause of maternal mortality in low-income countries. Hemorrhaging also increases the risk of newborns dying during their first month of life. The World Health Organization (WHO) currently recommends the drug Oxytocin to prevent excessive bleeding after childbirth. However, Oxytocin must be stored and transported at a specific temperature … Read More

Alyssa GovindanNew drug formulation could be the key to significantly reducing maternal mortality