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A year in review: The top stories in global health innovation that shaped 2016

This guest post was written by Kat Kelley, Senior Program Assistant at Global Health Technologies Coalition (GHTC), and originally appeared on GHTC’s website. 2016 was a year that ushered in significant shifts in the global health landscape. We witnessed the waning of the Ebola epidemic and the waxing of the Zika...Read More »

SENDING GOOD MESSAGES

This guest post was written by GHC Member Realizing Global Health. Realizing Global Health Staff Member Elise Yousoufian works on a report. Since 2007, Realizing Global Health (RGH) has been a partner on the U.S. government–funded project Grant Management Solutions (GMS). GMS is led by Management Sciences for Health (MSH), along with...Read More »

Global Health in 2017: New Year, New Narrative

This blog was written by Loyce Pace, MPH, President & Executive Director of Global Health Council Over the past several weeks since I’ve joined Global Health Council (GHC), I’ve had a number of conversations with our members and partners. Many of those discussions centered around one key question: “What’s next for global...Read More »

The Impact of Domestic Violence on Health

Domestic violence is a widely recognized and prevalent health and social problem: more than 1 in 3 women globally experience domestic violence (DV) in their lifetime. What is often less discussed, however, is the extent of the connection between DV and short- and long-term physical and mental health and substance...Read More »

Health For All: What’s Next for a Movement Hitting its Stride?

This blog was written by Michael Myers, Managing Director, The Rockefeller Foundation and originally appeared on the organization’s website. If the events of 2016 have taught us anything, it’s that we cannot know for sure what tomorrow will bring. But change has a way of illuminating those things about which we are certain....Read More »

Stopping HIV, One School at a Time

This Q&A was prepared by GHC Member, Education Development Center and originally appeared on the EDC website. EDC’s Viwe Mtshontshi, US Ambassador to South Africa Patrick Gaspar, and USAID’s Mathata Madibane In schools across South Africa, teachers are one of the most important groups of defenders against the spread of HIV....Read More »

US Delegation Visits AIHA Biomed Project in Uganda

This guest post was written by GHC Member, American International Health Alliance (AIHA) AIHA’s PEPFAR-supported partnership is building Uganda’s capacity to train and support biomedical engineers and technicians as a way to improve health services. In the global fight against HIV/AIDS, physicians, nurses, and community health workers are on the front lines...Read More »

Raising Public Awareness Around Violence against Women

By Lanice Williams, Policy Associate, GHC “There is one universal truth, applicable to all countries, cultures and communities: violence against women is never acceptable, never excusable, and never tolerable,” UN Secretary-General Ban Kai-Moon On Friday, the world will observe the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. This day not only...Read More »

Oh crap, challenges to universal sanitation by 2030

By Bonnie Leko-Shapiro, Consultant, Global Health Council  World Toilet Day is tomorrow November 19. In the intersection of water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) and global health, this is a significant opportunity to highlight the critical need for better sanitation around the world. A new report, Overflowing Cities, The State of the...Read More »

Advocacy for Community Treatment Toolkit

This revised, updated and expanded advocacy toolkit from International Treatment Preparedness Coalition is designed to support communities to demand optimal HIV treatment. Topics covered in the Toolkit include: the science of HIV, the relationship between human rights and HIV treatment, and financing for health. It also highlights opportunities and barriers to...Read More »

Kenya Leads World’s First Nation-wide Introduction of New Child-Friendly TB Medicines

This post was provided by GHC member, TB Alliance New drugs designed to treat pediatric TB are expected to improve child survival On October 1, 2016, Kenya launched simpler and more affordable fixed dose combinations for drugs to treat tuberculosis (TB) in children. This was the first national roll out of these...Read More »

The Future of Health Financing

This blog was cross-posted from IntraHealth, and written by Pape Amadou Gaye If you had asked me back when I started my career what I found most exciting about the future of global health, I would have told you about my dream that primary health care would someday be available to...Read More »

PRESS RELEASE: Lilly Announces Ambitious New Commitment To Expand Global Access To Health Care

This guest post was provided by GHC Member, Eli Lilly and Company Company-wide goal established to provide improved access to quality health care for 30 million people in resource-limited settings by 2030   Lilly Global Health Partnership launched with new five-year, $90 million investment to address gaps in care for diabetes, cancer and tuberculosis INDIANAPOLIS,...Read More »

How Are We Responding to the Mental Health Needs of Health Workers?

This guest blog was cross-posted from Chemonics, and written by Pauline Lee, Associate in Chemonics Health Practice Providing health care during emergency situations can take its toll on health care workers. Addressing these workers’ own health needs is important to ensuring they are able to do their jobs. Earthquakes, hurricanes, epidemics, outbreaks...Read More »

The WORLD's FIRST Surgery Live Stream from MONGOLIA

This guest post was provided by GHC Member, The University of Utah On September 27, Dr. Raymond Price, from the University of Utah Center for Global Surgery, and Dr. Sandag Erdene, from the Mongolian National University of Medical Science (MNUMS), performed a laparoscopic surgery broadcast live in 360-degree/virtual reality from Töv...Read More »

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