This is a guest post written by Loyce Pace Bass & Rebekkah Schear at the LIVESTRONG Foundation. By now, people are aware of the growing burden of cancer and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs) around the world. Last month marked the second anniversary of a United Nations High-level Meeting that focused on this very issue, only the…

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This is a guest post written by Jessica Randall.  Jessica is a policy & advocacy intern at Management Sciences for Health (MSH.) On Monday, September 23,  leading global health voices met to discuss the post-2015 agenda at a United Nations General Assembly side event in New York City entitled “The Road Forward: What’s Next for…

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Last week GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), one of the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies and the PATH Malaria Vaccine Intiative (MVI), announced that the world may be closer to a malaria vaccine than once thought.  Working together, MVI and GSK announced results from a large scale trail in Africa testing the RTS,S vaccine which demonstrated…

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This is a guest post, written by Thea Joselow at Arogya World. Arogya is a global health non-profit organization committed to changing the course of chronic disease by implementing programs for diabetes prevention through lifestyle changes in schools, workplaces, and communities in India. Diabetes is rampant in India – 60 million-plus Indians are currently living…

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This is a guest post, written by Bob Leone, Lead, Outreach and Communications, Global Health Fellows Program II, a program led by the Public Health Institute.  This is the second of two posts, you can find the first here. The elementary school students in Lyantonde, Uganda, some as young as seven or eight, are dressed…

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Read about a program from our featured member of the month, Pathfinder International! “In places like the Deep Sea Slum of Nairobi, Kenya, the dangers associated with pregnancy and child birth are not to be taken lightly…A Pathfinder-trained frontline health worker working in Nairobi, Elizabeth conducts regular home visits to 40 households throughout her community-all…

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This is a guest post, written by Bob Leone, Lead, Outreach and Communications, Global Health Fellows Program II, a program led by the Public Health Institute.  This is the first of two posts.   The streets funneling into the bus terminal in central Kampala churn and heave with activity: men congregate on corners talking and…

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Last week, world leaders gathered in New York City to discuss a variety of global issues including the future of global health and the progress made towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).  In a joint statement – released by the WHO, UNFPA, UNAIDS, UNICEF, and the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Financing the Health…

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This is a guest post written by Brandon Brown, UCI Professor of Public Health and Director of the Global Health Research, Education and Translation (GHREAT) Initiative.  Chronic diseases kill 36 million people a year, with 80% of those deaths in low and middle income countries. For example, congenital heart disease is highly prevalent in rural…

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