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

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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

Innovations in Global Health: Beacon Emergency Dispatching for Community First Responders

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Trek Medics International is a non-governmental organization dedicated to improving emergency medical systems in communities with unreliable access to emergency care and transport through innovative mobile phone solutions. Trek Medics’ approach is based on the principle that emergency medical services (EMS) utilized in the wealthiest nations aren’t easily implemented in low- and middle-income countries – primarily owing to under-developed infrastructure … Read More

Alyssa GovindanInnovations in Global Health: Beacon Emergency Dispatching for Community First Responders

Tuberculosis is top infectious killer despite significant progress

Alyssa GovindanNews Around Global Health

This past Monday, the World Health Organization (WHO) released its Global tuberculosis (TB) report for 2017. The report documents a roller-coaster of successes and failures in the effort to combat TB. While 53 million lives have been saved since 2000, the disease remains the world’s leading infectious killer. Director-General, Dr. Tedros calls for a different approach, one that parallels action … Read More

Alyssa GovindanTuberculosis is top infectious killer despite significant progress

Insights: Reaching Children Earlier to Disrupt Gender Norms and Improve Health

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By Alyssa Govindan, Communications GENDER NORMS & HEALTH IMPLICATIONS While gender norms are being challenged in the West, in many other parts of the world they are becoming further engrained. Even at a young age, gender norms can dictate the activities boys and girls are allowed to participate in. Behaviors as simple as playing outside can be gendered, with boys … Read More

Alyssa GovindanInsights: Reaching Children Earlier to Disrupt Gender Norms and Improve Health

Global Health Innovations: Harvard launches MalariaX online course

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A new series featuring promising product or service innovations in global health Malaria is a devastating disease of massive scale and global reach. Worldwide, nearly half of the world’s population is at risk of contracting malaria. Much work remains, but recent data shows that alliances across diverse areas of the business sector have significantly contributed to recent gains in the … Read More

Alyssa GovindanGlobal Health Innovations: Harvard launches MalariaX online course

Events: GBCH President Addresses African Leaders at Forum

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The following is a transcript of the keynote speech GBCHealth’s President, Nancy Wildfeir-Field, gave at the Rebranding Africa Forum on October 6, 2017. Excellencies, Ministers, Ambassadors and Distinguished guests.  Bonjour. I am genuinely honored to be here today to kick off this formidable event, amongst esteemed partners and friends. My name is Nancy Wildfeir-Field and I am the President of … Read More

Alyssa GovindanEvents: GBCH President Addresses African Leaders at Forum