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.…

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Every year, in late September, the world converges on New York City. For those of us in the development community, this week is known as “UNGA-week”. At special sessions, dinners and a host of side events, the topic of global health is front and center. With all of the interesting discussions going on, GHC thought…

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This  is a guest post, written by Christophe Grundmann, Chief of Party, and Katherine Krasovec, Technical Advisor for Nutrition and Child Health at URC.  University Research Co., LLC (URC)* is a global company dedicated to improving the quality of health care, social services, and health education worldwide. The term “health system strengthening” is vague enough to…

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In many parts of the developed world there are relief teams, ambulances, and specially trained workers and emergency rooms in hospitals that can absorb the wave of victims when a crisis hits. Supporting these services is an infrastructure consisting of healthcare facilities, support and counseling services, and organizations that are ready to generate funding to…

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This is a guest post, written by Pape Gaye, President and CEO of Intrahealth International.  IntraHealth is a GHC member organization that empowers health workers to better serve communities in need around the world. If you look at the regions of the world that have made the greatest progress in family planning—India and Bangladesh come…

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When people talk about environmental health, they tend to focus on the big, flashy threats – floods, droughts, and toxic waste pollution, to name a few.  But sometimes the most innocent of activities can cause the greatest harm. Exposure to smoke from cooking fires and traditional stoves is one of the world’s biggest killers.  Over…

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