Haifa hospital: A case for a multisector approach to UHC everywhere

Alyssa GovindanNews Around Global Health

While UHC Day (December 21, 2017) brought attention to the need for access to affordable, quality care for people everywhere, a recent Devex article looks at how Universal Health Care (UHC) has been applied to one Beirut hospital serving mostly Palestinian and Syrian refugees. The Haifa Hospital is run by Palestine Red Crescent Society and is fairly modest with 40 … Read More

Alyssa GovindanHaifa hospital: A case for a multisector approach to UHC everywhere

Diphtheria making a comeback in conflict areas

Alyssa GovindanNews Around Global Health

Diphtheria is an infectious, bacterial disease which affects the throat and upper airways. in the past, the disease has disproportionally affected children but mortality rates dropped severely following the widespread introduction of a vaccine in the 1930s. The disease is airborne, spreading easily through a cough or sneeze. A recent article by NPR’s Goats & Soda discusses the rise of … Read More

Alyssa GovindanDiphtheria making a comeback in conflict areas

Insights: It’s time to involve the private sector in accelerating Universal Health Coverage

Alyssa GovindanNews, Newsletter

By Alyssa Govindan “Governments have everything to gain when they prioritize human health. I am hopeful for global progress because universal health coverage is included in the SDGs” – Dr. Agnes Binagwaho, Rwanda’s Minister of Health. What is UHC? Countries around the world have developed many different models for delivering healthcare. Some are fully public, some are mostly private, and … Read More

Alyssa GovindanInsights: It’s time to involve the private sector in accelerating Universal Health Coverage

Innovations in Global Health: Strengthening public health supply chains through private sector integration: Lessons from Senegal

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By Dr. Mary-Ann Etiebet, Executive Director, Merck for Mothers Fatou Binetou Badji, a midwife and head nurse at a Senegalese medical center, recalls a time when she had to have tough conversations with patients who would come in to her facility, only to find out their preferred contraceptive method was not available.  “It was very difficult when a patient already … Read More

Alyssa GovindanInnovations in Global Health: Strengthening public health supply chains through private sector integration: Lessons from Senegal

Economic Incentives Encourage HIV Testing in Children and Adolescents

Alyssa GovindanNews Around Global Health

World Aids Day, on December 1st, is a global campaign that seeks to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS and promote the benefits of getting tested. A recent study reveals a greener way to encourage testing, money. An important first step towards eliminating HIV and AIDS is encouraging everyone to get tested so those living with the virus can get treatment, subsequently … Read More

Alyssa GovindanEconomic Incentives Encourage HIV Testing in Children and Adolescents

Addressing misuse of antibiotics in animals to tackle resistance in humans

Alyssa GovindanNews Around Global Health

Ushering in World Antibiotics Awareness Week, the World Health Organization (WHO) launched its guidelines on preventing the misuse of antibiotics in farm animals. The WHO report called on farmers to halt the use of antibiotics to promote growth and prevent disease in healthy animals in an attempt to preserve medicines for human use. As more research is undertaken on the … Read More

Alyssa GovindanAddressing misuse of antibiotics in animals to tackle resistance in humans

World Diabetes Day Africa 2017 – Tackling the challenges of diabetes and obesity

Ian MatthewsEvent

Welcome to Cape Town This beautiful city provides the backdrop to our inaugural International Conference on Tackling the Challenges of Diabetes & Obesity (Africa). It is the first in a series of global events supporting the developing world’s fight against the diabetes epidemic. Coinciding with World Diabetes Day 2017 – the conference will be a platform for diverse stakeholders in the fight against diabetes … Read More

Ian MatthewsWorld Diabetes Day Africa 2017 – Tackling the challenges of diabetes and obesity

On Cusp of World Pneumonia Day, Experts Call for Acceleration of Health Technologies

Ian MatthewsNews Around Global Health

Pneumonia is a leading killer of children, accounting for 16% of all deaths of kids under-five even though it is preventable. A child dies from pneumonia every 35 seconds. In response, UNICEF partnered with Spain’s “la Caixa” Banking Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to host an event on November 3rd to discuss technological advances to fight pneumonia. … Read More

Ian MatthewsOn Cusp of World Pneumonia Day, Experts Call for Acceleration of Health Technologies

Addressing Malnutrition in Vulnerable Areas

Alyssa GovindanNews Around Global Health

At a time when so many areas require more resources to meet SDG targets, the Global Nutrition Summit held in Milan last week sheds a light on what’s needed to accelerate the global response to malnutrition. A total of US$640 million in new funding was announced at the Summit. The Governments of Cote d’Ivoire, El Salvador and Madagascar, as well … Read More

Alyssa GovindanAddressing Malnutrition in Vulnerable Areas

Insights: The Pivotal Role of the Private Sector in Achieving the Demographic Dividend in Africa

Alyssa GovindanNews, Newsletter

By Rebecca Fishman, Project Manager “Youth is the hope of our future,” wrote the Filipino patriot José Rizal in the late 1800s. The sentiment still resonates today, and particularly when it comes to achieving the African Union’s goal of an integrated and prosperous Africa. The fastest growing continent, Africa has the most youthful population; 70% of the projected 1.6 billion … Read More

Alyssa GovindanInsights: The Pivotal Role of the Private Sector in Achieving the Demographic Dividend in Africa