Last week, in collaboration with the other members of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, Rotary International carried out an advocacy day to promote continued investment in the final push to end polio worldwide. GHC participated in the well-attended briefings held in the Capitol Visitors Center where Dr Chris Elias of the Gates Foundation updated congressional staff and Rotarians about the…

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As the Gates Foundation hosts a global forum on malaria, Bill Gates commits to the eradication of the disease. In the past 10 years, the number of people who die from malaria has declined 20 percent. For the past three days, the global malaria community has been meeting in Seattle, talking about what it’s going…

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Bill Gates on the soccer team’s new partnership with the Gates Foundation in the fight to end polio Contrary to popular belief, I don’t spend a whole lot of time following soccer. But as I have travelled around the world to better understand global development and health, I’ve learned that soccer is truly universal. No…

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Guest Blog by: The Carter Center, Paige Rohe Founded in 1986, The Carter Center has been a leader in the control, elimination, and eradication of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), working at the grassroots level in partnership with ministries of health and low-resource communities to conduct health education, mass drug administration, and develop health service infrastructure. Before…

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TDR, a program for research and scientific collaboration in diseases of poverty based at the World Health Organization (WHO), has won the 2011 Gates Award for Global Health. The announcement was made at a Global Health Council event in Geneva at the World Health Assembly.   TDR supports and advocates for research to address diseases…

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John Donnelly talked to Dr. Nelson L. Michael, MD, PhD, and Colonel in the US Army Medical Corps about US MRHP. Nelson L. Michael, MD, PhD, a Colonel in the US Army Medical Corps, is the director of the US Military HIV Research Program at the Department of Defense’s Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Rockville,…

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Gates notes there is “tremendous opportunity” to reduce TB morbidity and mortality Many people think tuberculosis is a disease of the past, but this ancient epidemic remains a huge global problem. Each year there are 9 million new TB cases and 1.7 million deaths. Yet there is a tremendous opportunity to turn this situation around.…

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NASHVILLE, Tennessee — Last week, Nashville joined Washington, New York and Seattle as an American capital of global health, at least for a day, when the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH) held the third Tennessee Global Health Forum. VIGH is a member of the Global Health Council, and three of us from GHC were here…

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Journalists are trained not to become part of the story but the journalism industry’s woes have been news for several years now. With budgets slashed and staff laid off mainstream media coverage has changed dramatically.  Fewer stories get covered at all and those that do tend to be shorter and less in-depth or focused on…

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