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Mobilizing Resources to Finance Global Health Priorities

Dr. Ariel Pablos-Mendez | Posted 04.27.2016 | HuffPost Home
Dr. Ariel Pablos-Mendez

On April 14 and 15 I had the pleasure to co-host, together with the World Bank, the first annual forum on Resource Mobilization for Universal Health Coverage. Even though this sounds like a mouthful I can assure you that the topic is extremely important for all of us working in global health.

Women Run the World

Elizabeth Gore | Posted 04.25.2016 | Women
Elizabeth Gore

People always ask me why I run, ride, swim and do anything to get my heart rate up. My husband says he will run with me, but only if someone is chasin...

How the Private Sector Can Help End Malaria For Good

Deena L. Buford, MD, MPH | Posted 04.25.2016 | Impact
Deena L. Buford, MD, MPH

We are at a point in time, on this World Malaria Day, when it's no longer just hypothetical to think that malaria can be eradicated

Looking Beyond Physician Surgeons: How to Build Capacity for Global Safe Surgery

David Barash | Posted 04.21.2016 | Impact
David Barash

Imagine being unable to access surgical treatment for life-threatening and disabling conditions like an emergency Caesarian section, maternal hemorrha...

The Mosquito and Malaria: Small Insect, Big Bite

Leslie Mancuso, PhD, RN, FAAN | Posted 04.21.2016 | Impact
Leslie Mancuso, PhD, RN, FAAN

A future without malaria belongs to those who can dream about it, but more important, to those who create the future they want to see.

Climate Change and the Migration of Infectious Disease

Dr. Bill Miller | Posted 04.20.2016 | Science
Dr. Bill Miller

That best means would be to concentrate on the remediation of infectious disease. This can be accomplished by mosquito nets, removal of standing water sources in endemic regions, research into improved treatments and vaccines, and a deeper understanding of the reproductive cycle of vector insects or other intermediary hosts.

The Best of America, Part III: The 2016 Election and Bipartisan U.S. Leadership on Global Health

Deborah Derrick | Posted 04.20.2016 | Impact
Deborah Derrick

U.S. investments in global health and HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria have held steady in recent years despite overall discretionary funding cuts. Simply put, investing in global health is the right and moral thing to do.

Access to Medicines: Something We Should All Agree On in the Global Drug Debate

Vafa Ghazavi | Posted 04.16.2016 | Impact
Vafa Ghazavi

While opioid analgesics such as morphine are a cost-effective medication for treatment of moderate to severe pain related to cancer, HIV/AIDS, surgery, and other conditions, they are not adequately available in most developing countries.

The Global Implications of Child Witchcraft Beliefs in Nigeria

Utibe Effiong | Posted 04.15.2016 | Impact
Utibe Effiong

The rescue of a two-year-old Nigerian child has attracted extensive social and online media coverage across the world. Abandoned by his family after ...

Peace, Prosperity and Global Health Security

Dr. Tedros Adhanom | Posted 04.14.2016 | World
Dr. Tedros Adhanom

Health is both the foundation of my academic and professional careers and a personal passion. I know first-hand the important role health security plays in protecting lives and preventing the spread of disease.

6 Things You Should Know About Australasia's First Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Congress

Emily Drake | Posted 04.13.2016 | Impact
Emily Drake

I spoke at the congress about the innovative ways we can address the needs of adolescents and young adults living with metastatic and/or advanced cancer. Here are six summary items I think you should know about the conference:

2016 Women and Wellbeing Summit - Join Us via livestream April 14-16

Lori DiPrete Brown | Posted 04.13.2016 | Women
Lori DiPrete Brown

Researchers, practitioners, students, and activists are gathering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to be part of a conversation about leadership...

The Best of America: Part II

Deborah Derrick | Posted 04.13.2016 | Impact
Deborah Derrick

This is the second in a three-part series on U.S.-led successes in global health. This post focuses on a question recently posed to me: What game-chan...

Our global food challenges: the decade to act

Alessandro Demaio | Posted 04.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Alessandro Demaio

If we can move beyond traditional silos and focus efforts on shared drivers, solutions and treatments to all forms of malnutrition, we will be truly kicking goals.

World Health Day: Anaesthesiologists play vital role in Tropical Cyclone Winston response in Fiji

WFSA | Posted 04.07.2016 | Impact

On the 21st February Cyclone Winston, a grade five tropical cyclone, hit the Fiji Islands. While Suva, the capital city, was spared any severe damage ...

3 Issues We Can't Ignore If We're Going to Solve the Health Workforce Crisis

Pape Amadou Gaye | Posted 04.05.2016 | Impact
Pape Amadou Gaye

Today there is a global shortage of 7.2 million health workers. The World Health Organization and World Bank estimate that if we're to have any chance of attaining universal access to health care by 2030, we'll need to train and deploy 40-50 million new health and social care workers worldwide.

The Largest Global Obesity Study Reveals We're Way Off Track

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 04.04.2016 | Healthy Living

If current trends continue, about one-fifth of adults around the world will be obese by 2025. That trajectory defies the World Health Organization's g...

Seven Things The Government Can Do To Prevent The Spread Of The Zika Virus

Quora | Posted 04.04.2016 | Healthy Living

What can science and the government do to minimize the risk of future viruses like Zika? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network ...

Keeping Up the Momentum to Control TB

Dr. Timothy Mastro | Posted 03.29.2016 | Impact
Dr. Timothy Mastro

The time is now to continue to make smart investments in TB and HIV control. This concerted effort will strengthen health systems and go a long way to address the basic needs of people living throughout the world.

The Best of America: Part I

Deborah Derrick | Posted 03.29.2016 | Impact
Deborah Derrick

In a matter of weeks, I'll be stepping away from nearly eight years of working to promote global health. I hardly knew how absorbed I'd get in this ...

HIV/AIDS Advocates Can 'Unite to End TB' for Common Goals

Jennifer Sherwood | Posted 03.28.2016 | Impact
Jennifer Sherwood

Last week we observed World TB Day with the theme "Unite to End TB." HIV/AIDS and TB researchers, scientists and advocates once came together to solve the riddles of co-infection. As a global health community, we now have another opportunity to unite around global goals to build better health systems and eliminate the most dangerous infectious diseases of our time.

Invisible to the System: Life Without A Birth Certificate

Lindsay Stark | Posted 03.28.2016 | Impact
Lindsay Stark

When I tell people I work on the protection of women and children in humanitarian and development settings, no one's first thought is of birth certificates. Most of us who are fortunate enough to have birth certificates keep them in overlooked drawers of paperwork collecting dust.

The Other Opioid Crisis -- People in Poor Countries Can't Get the Pain Medication They Need

The Conversation US | Posted 03.25.2016 | World
The Conversation US

There are two opioid crises in the world today. One is the epidemic of abuse and misuse, present in many countries but rising at an alarming rate in the United States. The other crisis is older and affects many more people around the world each year: too few opioids.

NBA Legend Dikembe Mutombo Rejects the Status Quo of Surgical Care in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Adam Lewis | Posted 03.23.2016 | Impact
Adam Lewis

NBA Hall-of-Famer and DRC-native Dikembe Mutombo set out to pivot his post-basketball energy toward improving life in his home country. In 1997, he started a foundation with the mission of improving health, education and overall quality of life for the Congolese people.

The Dignity Pitch

Duncan Maru | Posted 03.22.2016 | Impact
Duncan Maru

Driving along the dusty, single-lane road from Dolakha to Kathmandu on the holiday of Maha Shiva Raatri provides an unexpected reminder of the whimsical ingenuity of childhood.