PSC Perspectives: The Burgeoning Problem of Insecticide Resistance

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By Egon Weinmueller, Head of Business Management Global Public Health, BASF Vector control measures have helped reduce malaria-related sickness and death worldwide.  However, mosquito resistance to insecticides presents a growing challenge. Two thirds of countries with ongoing malaria transmission now report insecticide resistance and without proper intervention[1] the problem could lead to a dramatic and devastating resurgence. Growing metabolic resistance … Read More

Nisa PatelPSC Perspectives: The Burgeoning Problem of Insecticide Resistance

The Global Fund’s New Funding Model and Malaria: Your Questions Answered

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by GBCHealth’s Whitney White, Focal Point for the Private Sector Delegation to the Global Fund Launched in March 2014, the Global Fund’s new approach to grant-making offers recipient countries greater predictability and flexibility. During the 2014-2016 allocation period, the Global Fund will allocate $16.38 billion to the fight against the three diseases (read more about the allocations here.) So, how … Read More

Nisa PatelThe Global Fund’s New Funding Model and Malaria: Your Questions Answered

67th World Health Assembly Closes

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Taking place in Geneva, Switzerland, from May 19-24, the 67th World Health Assembly led to the adoption of more than twenty resolutions covering issues ranging from antimicrobial drug resistance to universal health coverage. Highlights include decisions on: Efforts to prevent and control non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, cancers and chronic lung disease, including the establishment of a high-level … Read More

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Roll Back Malaria 26th Board Meeting | May 14-16, Geneva, Switzerland

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The Board of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership (RBM) met for its bi-annual meeting in Geneva on May 14-16. The Board deliberated on a number of issues related to RBM’s operating structure, including its financial and programmatic work plan for 2014 and 2015. The meeting also afforded an opportunity to update Board Members and constituencies on a range of subjects, … Read More

Margaret ArbogastRoll Back Malaria 26th Board Meeting | May 14-16, Geneva, Switzerland

Nancy Wildfeir-Field Appointed President, GBCHealth

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Nancy Wildfeir-Field

NEW YORK, May 19, 2014 – The Board of Directors of GBCHealth announced today that Executive Director Michael Schreiber has decided to depart for a new position as President & Chief Operating Officer, Concern Worldwide U.S., and Nancy Wildfeir-Field is joining GBCHealth as its new President, effective May 28th, 2014. Nancy brings to GBCHealth extensive international experience in both global health and the … Read More

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Deadline Nears for Business Action on Health Award Entries

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Don’t miss out: the April 15 deadline for entries to the 2014 Business Action on Health Award is only a few days away!  We urge companies and non-profits working with company partners to enter their award-worthy global health programs by 11:59pm ET next Tuesday 15th April.  As a reminder, our Awards competition this year features the categories of Community Investment … Read More

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Meet the PSD: Carla Decotelli & Rebecca Stevens

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Carla Decotelli Global Health Corporate General Manager, Health & Safety Department, Vale Rebecca Stevens Director of Public Affairs, Malaria Initiative, Novartis How did Vale become involved with the Global Fund? For the past few years, Vale has strengthened its operations in Africa and, in doing so, our perception of the impact of health issues on people’s lives became clearer. We have … Read More

Nisa PatelMeet the PSD: Carla Decotelli & Rebecca Stevens

UKRAINE: Dealing with the Highest Dual Burden of TB and HIV in Europe

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Over the last year, Ukraine has made notable progress in the fight against HIV. HIV incidence in Eastern Europe, unlike other regions in the world, has been on the increase and Ukraine has the most severe HIV and TB epidemics in Europe. The Global Fund has invested over $362 million in Ukraine, $320 million of which targeted HIV programs. These … Read More

Nisa PatelUKRAINE: Dealing with the Highest Dual Burden of TB and HIV in Europe

MYLAN: Eliminating Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV in Nigeria

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As one of the world’s leading manufacturers of generics, Mylan supplies high-quality, low-cost treatments to 40% of people currently on antiretroviral therapy (ARVs). Now, through a partnership announced on World AIDS Day 2013, Mylan aims to expand access to ARV treatment. A partnership between Mylan, the Elton John AIDS Foundation and the Business Leadership Council (BLC) in Nigeria aims to catalyze … Read More

Nisa PatelMYLAN: Eliminating Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV in Nigeria

Global Fund’s New Funding Model Moves Forward

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At the 31st Board Meeting of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the Board approved the final major decisions necessary to launch full implementation of the new funding model (NFM), effective immediately.  The Global Fund will provide a total of $16.38 billion in available funding for the fight against the three diseases in the coming allocation period, including … Read More

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