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Global Health Initiative

A Silver Lining for the Ebola Crisis?

Wikistrat | Posted 10.21.2014 | Impact
Wikistrat

The dark cloud that is the Ebola epidemic hanging over West Africa, and moving into Europe and the United States, could have a silver lining if global leaders have the wisdom and courage to act.

Catherine New

Condoms Get Major Upgrade

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 04.08.2013 | Small Business

Let's face it, for many people the classic latex condom is an unsensational product at best. And for nearly a century, no one really bothered to make ...

Getting Meds to Sick Kids at the End of the Supply Chain

Joel Lamstein | Posted 01.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Joel Lamstein

For community case management to be truly effective, countries and partners must invest in supply chains so that they can forecast, finance, procure, and deliver life-saving medicines to community health workers.

Is the GHI Dead, or Is This a Wake up Call?

Serra Sippel | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Serra Sippel

Global health has been absent from the debates so far. It needs to make an appearance in the third at final debate, because we're about to sacrifice the opportunity to make a difference for women in the name of politics.

Talking Global Health Is Talking Jobs

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 09.19.2012 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

As the campaigns start looking to win over every vote in the pivotal swing states, it may be worth examining more closely the local links between global health and jobs, and the opportunity to tap into an issue that could energize university students.

The U.S. Global Health Initiative and Diplomacy

Serra Sippel | Posted 09.05.2012 | Impact
Serra Sippel

Full and sustained implementation of GHI's principles is the best way to ensure that U.S. global health programs make a real, measurable difference in the lives of those served by U.S. foreign assistance, and that U.S. dollars are spent effectively.

Hillary Clinton Is Right About HIV/AIDS: Time To Enact A Global Health Service Corps

Anand Reddi | Posted 01.09.2012 | Impact
Anand Reddi

Some may argue that enacting the Global Health Service Corps, especially in the era of U.S. government austerity measures, is not prudent.

Is USAID Being Set Up to Fail on the GHI?

Nandini Oomman | Posted 01.04.2012 | World
Nandini Oomman

By burdening USAID with eventual responsibility for the GHI's success but with no authority or leverage to make it happen, the QDDR has inadvertently placed USAID in an impossible situation.

Ribbons Without Rights Don't Save Lives

Serra Sippel | Posted 12.31.2011 | World
Serra Sippel

When the U.S. government starts integrating sexual and reproductive health interventions, it cannot be piecemeal -- the full range of reproductive health matters must be addressed.

Global Health Investments: A Payoff for the U.S.

Chris Collins | Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics
Chris Collins

All of us can agree that we need to spend our tax dollars as wisely as possible, and with that in mind we must recognize how important our global health investments are, providing security and diplomatic advantages to the United States.

Will PEPFAR HIV Funding Be Flatlined by Budget Battles?

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 11.29.2011 | Impact
Georgianne Nienaber

Is Obama neglecting worldwide human rights issues, as critics charge?

The Global Health Initiative's Missing Piece In Nepal

Posted 11.14.2011 | World

By Hanna Ingber Win, GlobalPost LAMAHI, Nepal – United States President Barack Obama set up the Global Health Initiative to take a more c...

Global Health Initiative's Missing Piece In Nepal

Global Post | Hanna Ingber Win | Posted 10.25.2011 | World

United States President Barack Obama set up the Global Health Initiative to take a more comprehensive approach to improving health care in developing ...

AIDS Activism: Confusing Accountability With Personal Attacks

Anand Reddi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Anand Reddi

By not providing "new" money towards maternal and child health, President Obama had in de facto pitted HIV/AIDS against other global health objectives.

Women Living With HIV: A Lesson in Resilience and Rights That US Congress, the World Cannot Ignore

Serra Sippel | Posted 06.17.2011 | World
Serra Sippel

How will we be remembered in another 100 years? Will this be the Congress that spent wisely and honored commitments, or did not pay the slightest bit of attention while women were senselessly dying around us?

A Tale of Two U.S. Global Development Budgets

Sarah Jane Staats | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah Jane Staats

Adding to the usual budget chaos in Washington this time of year is not one, but two budgets. Yes, Congress is still trying to settle FY2011 funding levels.

A Bipartisan Strategy for Sharpening U.S. Foreign Aid

Rich Tafel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rich Tafel

Bring a butcher knife to U.S. foreign aid? Not a good idea. But sharpen it? Yes. Let's make it a double-edged sword and address America's economic health and security.

Global AIDS Funding and China

Anand Reddi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Anand Reddi

The Global Fund provides funds and support to the hardest-hit countries that lack the resources to address their epidemics. However, one of the largest recipients is the second largest economy in the world: China.

When It Comes to HIV/AIDS, Do You Prefer Bush or Obama?

Dr. Paul Zeitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Paul Zeitz

Is it possible that we soon will look back on the presidency of George W. Bush as the pinnacle of U.S. government efforts to eradicate global HIV/AIDS?

Financing Global Health Aid and Protecting Wall Street: Enact a Financial Speculation Tax

Anand Reddi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Anand Reddi

A 0.005% financial speculation tax -- a "pinprick" for international banks -- would be an important stream of revenue for domestic and global development initiatives.

Empowering the Voices of Women to Achieve the MDG's

Carol Peasley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Carol Peasley

Investing in girls and women should also be a means of empowering them and putting them at the center of the development debate. They should be at the table when political leaders and donors define how new funds will be allocated.

Are the Millennium Development Goals for Health on a Collision Course?

Dr. Julio Frenk | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Julio Frenk

In developing countries, a woman dies from complications of pregnancy or childbirth every 90 seconds, a person is infected with AIDS every 12 seconds and a child dies every four seconds. The call to action is urgent.

Truth and Reconciliation: President Obama's Global Health Initiative and HIV/AIDS -- Raising the Bar

Anand Reddi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Anand Reddi

Eradication of HIV is possible if the world community remains fully committed to funding cost-effective antiretroviral treatment initiatives. Treating our way out is indeed possible.

United States Global Health Policy: HIV/AIDS Treatment Funding At Risk Under President Obama

Anand Reddi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Anand Reddi

The diminishing commitment by the G8 towards HIV/AIDS treatment funding is a major topic at the Vienna AIDS conference. Sadly, the perception that HIV/AIDS is no longer an emergency is misinformed.

Healthy Mothers Nurture Hope

Dr. Rajiv Shah | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Rajiv Shah

The Huffington Post's Living section joins Mothers Day Every Day, a joint campaign of the White Ribbon Alliance and CARE, in a daily countdown to Moth...