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A Win for Children's Health: Report from the World Health Assembly

Fran Roberts | Posted 06.06.2016 | Impact
Fran Roberts

A clear decision was made by leaders at the World Health Assembly's annual meeting last week that could transform the health of millions of children.

The time is now: How we can work together to address the Global Health Security Agenda

David Barash | Posted 06.06.2016 | Impact
David Barash

First Ebola, now Zika. In a world where the next pandemic or global emergency is right around the corner, a timely response is everything. To respond ...

A to Z at the World Health Assembly: Discussions Range from Antimicrobial Resistance to the Zika Virus

John E. Lange | Posted 06.03.2016 | World
John E. Lange

The 69th World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva demonstrated once again the central role of the World Health Organization (WHO) in global health. Wheth...

Palliative Care and Universal Health Coverage

Pamela Glasner | Posted 12.17.2015 | Impact
Pamela Glasner

Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is a target of the Global Goal for Health. All people should have access to good quality, comprehensive health services without being exposed to financial hardship.

WHO Are You Talking About?

White Ribbon Alliance | Posted 06.05.2016 | Impact
White Ribbon Alliance

Governments and WHO decision makers met with citizen representatives to hear their views and give their responses on women's and children's health. It has taken 68 years so far, but the people now have a voice during the World Health Assembly. Just.

Looking Ahead for Global Health

Michael Møller | Posted 05.22.2016 | Impact
Michael Møller

The World Health Organization estimates that around 198 million people contract malaria, and that over half a million die every year. If we take a step back and digest these numbers, we are looking at over 1,000 people dying every day, most of them children. In fact, the WHO says that every minute a child dies from malaria. How is this acceptable?

Ebola, Liberia and the Cognitive Dissonance of Development Research

Adam Lewis | Posted 05.11.2016 | Impact
Adam Lewis

There exists one obvious and inconvenient solution that the global health community can no longer afford to overlook: Make development research more accessible to developing countries' policymakers, institutions, health workers and communities.

New Development Goal Falls Short of Protecting Those Most at Risk

David J. Olson | Posted 05.08.2016 | Impact
David J. Olson

The only way to make HIV prevalence go down and end AIDS once and for all is to ensure that the needs of such groups are addressed explicitly in health policies, especially with the Sustainability Development Goals which will guide international development efforts for the next 15 years.

Think We Can't End Global Malnutrition By 2030? Think Again

Lawrence Haddad | Posted 01.11.2015 | Impact
Lawrence Haddad

There is a public health crisis that is threatening the health and lives of men, women and children across our planet at an alarming rate, and the richest nations are affected as well as the poorest.

Global Health Needs More Strange Bedfellows, Unorthodox Partnerships

David J. Olson | Posted 09.13.2014 | Impact
David J. Olson

t used to be that a donor would sit down with the ministry of health to work out the design and implementation of a new global health initiative, with no significant input or involvement of other stakeholders. Those days, thankfully, are long gone.

Can a Village Revolution for Mothers and Newborns Go Global?

Carolyn S. Miles | Posted 08.27.2014 | Impact
Carolyn S. Miles

Fifteen years have passed since a husband and wife team in western India challenged the notion that the deaths of thousands of mothers and millions of babies during pregnancy and childbirth are inevitable in poor and remote communities.

Healthy Babies

Michael Møller | Posted 08.03.2014 | Impact
Michael Møller

An estimated 2.6 million babies are stillborn and almost 300,000 women die each year from complications of pregnancy and childbirth. The reality is that it doesn't have to be that way.

Expanding Impact, Replenishing Hope

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 07.27.2014 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

To say this has been a global health accomplishment of epic proportions would not be an overstatement.

We Must Correct Imbalanced Global Investments Within the World of Immunization

Robert Steinglass | Posted 08.13.2012 | Impact
Robert Steinglass

Vaccines do not deliver themselves. A robust vaccination program functioning within the health system is required to achieve and sustain our ambitious goals.

Zach Carter

Obama Administration Softens 'Shameful' Fight Against Cheap Drugs For Poor Countries | Zach Carter | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A change of heart from the Obama administration may pave the way to a groundbreaking global deal to provide lifesaving medications to de...

Zach Carter

Obama Administration Says 'No' To Global Health Fund For Developing Nations | Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has alarmed global health experts by opposing a new international fund that would fight disease in the developi...

A Winning Game Plan for the Decade of Vaccines

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 07.22.2012 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

Among the resolutions the WHA will consider is one supporting the Global Vaccine Action Plan, a road map to ensure that by the end of this decade, every child, everywhere enjoys the full benefits of immunization.

Teetering on the Brink of Eradicating a Global Disease

Jan Eliasson | Posted 07.20.2011 | Healthy Living
Jan Eliasson

Among the resolutions debated at this week's World Health Assembly in Geneva, is an historic opportunity to finally rid the world of one of its most debilitating diseases: guinea worm.

Great news for kids everywhere

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Orin Levine

Today, the world's ministers of health deserve our praise and recognition for resolving themselves to tackle the biggest killer of children with prove...

Sick of pneumonia and diarrhea

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Orin Levine

Child survival is up, but according to a new publication in The Lancet this week, the leading killers of children remain the same. You guessed it: pne...

WHO Take Note: Acute Pandemic Fears Should Not Overshadow Broader Concerns

World Vision | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
World Vision

WHO decision-makers would do well to balance the H1N1 pandemic with their broader responsibility to set the right agenda for establishing better health care systems in developing countries.