Partner Spotlight: How technology saved my life – and my babies

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A first-of-its-kind ‘ambulance taxi’ service ensures women in rural Tanzania get to the hospital quickly during serious labor complications. When Consolata went into labour in rural Sengerema, Tanzania, she experienced intense pain and knew something was wrong. She needed to get to the hospital quickly but her district, with a population of 500,000 people, only has a few ambulances. However, … Read More

Alyssa GovindanPartner Spotlight: How technology saved my life – and my babies

Innovations in Global Health: Detecting TB using Artificial Intelligence

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Tuberculosis (TB) caused 1.7 million deaths in 2016, surpassing the number of HIV/AIDS deaths globally. In that year, 10.4 million people fell ill with TB, mostly from poor and vulnerable communities. As a result of these troubling statistics, the World Health Organization (WHO) has accelerated its fight against TB with its End TB Strategy. The WHO estimates that 3.6 million … Read More

Alyssa GovindanInnovations in Global Health: Detecting TB using Artificial Intelligence

Perspectives: Creating Multi-sectoral Leadership in TB Control

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By: Angel Cheng, Global TB Caucus TB has a devastating impact not only on the health and wellbeing of people around the world, but also on economic growth and stability. As a result, the disease is increasingly presenting itself as both a moral and financial consideration for businesses concerned about their workers, consumers and communities where they operate. According to … Read More

Alyssa GovindanPerspectives: Creating Multi-sectoral Leadership in TB Control

Progress Towards a Zika-Free Future

Alyssa GovindanNews Around Global Health

Less than two years after the Zika virus was linked to congenital birth defects such as microcephaly, vaccine candidates are undergoing Phase I trials. The Lancet reported on promising candidates in an article late last year. The formalin inactivated virus vaccine is a proven technology and has been used against polio since the 1950s. In Phase I, this particular vaccine … Read More

Alyssa GovindanProgress Towards a Zika-Free Future

Africa Business and Investment Forum Recap

Alyssa GovindanNews Around Global Health

On January 30th, Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) held the Africa Business and Investment Forum alongside the 30th African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. At the forum, private and public sector leaders gathered to discuss measures in support of private-sector led growth in Africa. Roundtable discussions were held on trade, energy, … Read More

Alyssa GovindanAfrica Business and Investment Forum Recap

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

Looking at the GLASS Half Full: Hope Stems from AMR Surveillance System

Alyssa GovindanNews Around Global Health

Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) has gained much traction over the past few years and yesterday marks the release of the first report by the Global Antimicrobial Surveillance System (GLASS). The report revealed widespread AMR across 22 countries. It found that bacteria resistant to at least one common antibiotic was as high as 82% in some countries. “Some of the world’s most … Read More

Alyssa GovindanLooking at the GLASS Half Full: Hope Stems from AMR Surveillance System