GHC News Flash: Global Health Roundup – 11/6/2017

Child Health Initiative Launches Declaration of Every Child’s Right to Safe & Healthy Streets

Road traffic injuries are the leading global cause of deaths for adolescents and 300 million children are regularly exposed to dangerously toxic levels of air pollution. Recognizing these grave dangers, the Declaration of Every Child’s Right to Safe & Healthy Streets was launched at the ‘Every Journey, Every Child’ Conference on October 4, containing six articles focused on the protection rights of children against road traffic injury and traffic related toxic air pollution. Mayors around the world, including those in the U.S., are invited to join the mayors of London, Accra, Guadalajara, and others in signing the Declaration. Read more about the conference.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Releases Results of its Global Health Security Work

On October 26, an article released in CDC’s Emerging Infectious Diseases(EID) journal showcased early results of CDC-supported Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) work in the first two years of its implementation. The analysis highlights the progress made by GHSA countries in their Phase 1 capacity to prevent, detect, and respond to public health threats. The report indicates that across 17 countries,  675 advancements were made as a result of CDC’s GHSA work, specifically in the fields of disease surveillance, laboratory systems, workforce development, and emergency management and response. Read the full article.

Global Health Technologies Coalition (GHTC) Fact Sheet Series Explores the Importance of Global Health R&D

On October 31, GHC member GHTC released a new four-part introductory fact sheet series detailing why global health R&D matters in global health, the achievements unlocked in this sector, and why this investment is important to America. Also, GHTC released another fact sheet series focusing on the global health R&D investments at specific U.S. agencies – U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH), CDC, Department of Defense, Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), and Food and Drug Administration (FDA). View both fact sheet series.

1) October 23PATH’s Center for Malaria Control and Elimination (CMCE) launched “A Conceptual Framework for Malaria Elimination,” a new report in their Malaria Learning Series, which builds directly upon the World Health Organization (WHO) Elimination Framework.
2) October 23: Ahead of the GHSA Ministerial held in Kampala, Uganda, Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) released an analysis focusing on global biosecurity and biosafety gaps.
3) October 24: The Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP) II 2018 internships are now open. Applications for summer internships must be submitted by November 28.
4) November 2: Kaiser Family Foundation released a new issue brief, “The U.S. Government and Global Health Security,” which includes an analysis of U.S. funding for global health security from FY 2006-2017 as well as the FY 2018 request.