GHC News Flash: Global Health Roundup 8/28/15

Latest Acting on the Call Report
USAID released the latest version of its, “Acting on the Call: Ending preventable child and maternal deaths” report, which reveals that U.S. assistance has saved 2.4 million children’s lives and 200,000 mothers’ lives in the 24 priority countries since 2008. The report also features country one-pagers on maternal health. Read the report and USAID’s press release.

IHR and the Ebola Outbreak
The Review Committee on the role of the International Health Regulations (IHR) in the Ebola outbreak and response met at the World Health Organization (WHO) last week. This first meeting of the Committee was informed by the conclusions and recommendations of an Ebola Interim Assessment Panel of outside independent experts that was commissioned by WHO’s Director-General to assess all aspects of WHO’s response. Read the full report by GHC representative Sebastien Mazzuri, Director at FSG.

A formal committee report is online now. Also, the IHR Review Committee welcomes public comments throughout this process.

Global Mental Health Meeting 
In April 2016, the World Bank Group and WHO will co-host a high-level meeting on global mental health, with a focus on depression and anxiety, to coincide with the 2016 Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group. Check out the flyer for the meeting.

Global NGO Deworming Inventory
The Global NGO Deworming Inventory complements the WHO Preventive Chemotherapy (PCT) Databank by collecting (district-level) data on NGO-administered deworming treatments. Submit your deworming treatment data by September 29 to ensure accurate global deworming coverage data is included in the WHO PCT Databank. Learn more here.