With global health positioned as one of the major topics of discussion at this year’s United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), the global health community was well represented in New York city last week. Check out some of the highlights from GHC members:
- PATH highlighted global health innovations that can save 1.2 million women and children by 2015.
- A interview with Ann Starrs, President of Family Care International promoted the critical role communities play in demanding accessible, high quality health services.
- John Snow International received an catalytic mHealth grant from the UN Foundation mHealth Alliance for their project to use data to improve access to medicines in Malawi – a project chosen for its high potential to impact the health Millennium Development Goals (MDGs.)
- Population Action International applauded the increase in funding for the MDGs, but called out those who have not yet taken action in a donor breakdown infographic.
- And Livestrong discussed the impact of NCDs on health and their increased presence at high level meetings such as UNGA.