UNHCR report reveals positive results for refugee health services

Alyssa GovindanNews Around Global Health

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

Alyssa GovindanNews Around Global Health

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

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

Campaigns: Are you a Resistance Fighter?

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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is the ability of microorganisms (such as bacteria, fungi, viruses or protozoa) to nullify the effects of antimicrobial drugs, resulting in these drugs becoming ineffective. AMR can affect anyone, at any age, in any country. GBCHealth has joined forces with BD (Becton, Dickinson, and Company) and other global health leaders in a new campaign to raise awareness … Read More

Alyssa GovindanCampaigns: Are you a Resistance Fighter?

Innovations in Global Health: Tackling the Childhood Cancer Crisis in Africa

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An Innovative Public-Private Approach that is Saving Lives Now and Building Capacity On June 11th at Mulago Hospital in Kampala, Uganda, six children and their parents rang the survivor bell of the new pediatric cancer ward to mark the end of their cancer treatment. Until recently, these halls were quiet. Children with cancer in Uganda, like much of Africa, face … Read More

Alyssa GovindanInnovations in Global Health: Tackling the Childhood Cancer Crisis in Africa

Events: Changing Attitudes to Combat Harmful Drinking

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Reducing the harmful use of alcohol has been identified as an important component of reducing the burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) as well as contributing to sustainable development, two key goals, identified by the United Nations. There is a need for multisector collaboration to support and complement actions taken nationally or regionally to achieve global goals. This idea of working … Read More

Alyssa GovindanEvents: Changing Attitudes to Combat Harmful Drinking

GAVI and Orange partner with Cote d’Ivoire MOH to boost immunization coverage

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A recent partnership between Orange, GAVI and the Cote d’Ivoire Ministry of Health called “M-Vaccin Côte d’ Ivoire” is aiming to increase child immunization rates in regions with the least coverage. Orange will utilize a text and voice messaging system to inform patients of the importance of vaccination in the local language.  Families are also reminded of their children’s immunization … Read More

Alyssa GovindanGAVI and Orange partner with Cote d’Ivoire MOH to boost immunization coverage

Congress approves additional funding to fight TB globally

Alyssa GovindanNews Around Global Health

While great strides have been made in the fight against tuberculosis (TB), it still remains one of the top ten leading causes of death globally. With the added threat of antimicrobial resistance, drug-resistant TB is becoming an increasing public health crisis. In fact, TB accounts for 30 percent of all deaths due to drug resistance. Last week, the United States … Read More

Alyssa GovindanCongress approves additional funding to fight TB globally

Paraguay Receives Malaria Elimination Certification by WHO

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Paraguay became the first country in the Americas in 45 years to receive certification from the WHO for eliminating malaria on Monday. This designation follows the country being identified in 2016 as one of 21 countries that had the potential to eliminate malaria by 2020. “Receiving this certification is a recognition of more than five decades of hard work in … Read More

Alyssa GovindanParaguay Receives Malaria Elimination Certification by WHO

Nipah Virus Demands Investments in R&D

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Nipah virus may not be as commonly known as other infectious diseases such as Ebola or Zika, but the devastating disease has already claimed 17 lives in Kerala, India in the latest outbreak. The infection produces flulike symptoms, which often lead to acute respiratory infection. Encephalitis, or brain inflammation, also an effect, can prove fatal in some circumstances. The virus … Read More

Alyssa GovindanNipah Virus Demands Investments in R&D