Tag Archives: Global Health

A Timely Reminder of Fauci's Call for a Transformative TB Research Agenda

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What will come of Anthony Fauci’s call for a “transformative” research agenda for tuberculosis, in which doctors and scientists get new resources and support in the search for better drugs and diagnostics to combat this ancient scourge? Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, delivered that appeal for a more aggressive approach […]

Consortium of Universities for Global Health Gets Organized, Outlines Priorities

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 This post is by Center Director Christine Lubinski, who attended today’s meeting at the NIH of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health.  How best to nurture and capitalize on a spike in interest in global health studies? Figuring that out is one goal of this week’s two-day meeting of the Consortium of Universities for […]

Universities See Two-Fold Increase in Global Health Students

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Editor’s Note: Center Director Christine Lubinski will be live blogging from a meeting at NIH today of university leaders hoping to seize on the surge in interest in global health studies. The number of students enrolled in global health programs in the US and Canada has more than doubled in the last three years, according to […]

Prioritize Fighting AIDS…or Health System Strengthening…Or Both?

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Last night I attended a session here in Cape Town that addressed the controversial issue of to what extent HIV/AIDS programs have helped strengthen the delivery of non-AIDS health services in developing countries. This has been a hot topic in the global health debate, in the wake of last-month’s release of a WHO-led study of […]

Ken Mayer, Center's Co-Chair, Talks About Obama's Global Health Plan on NPR

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Dr. Kenneth Mayer, co-chair of the Center’s Scientific Advisory Committee and a professor of medicine at Brown University, talked about the benefits of using PEPFAR as a platform on which to build broader health systems in this NPR story that aired this morning. NPR’s Brenda Wilson takes a look at President Obama’s global health plan, […]

Clinton, Goosby Speeches Could Shed Light on Administration Plans for Global Health

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From the implementation of so-called “smart power” diplomacy to the future of PEPFAR, there are many unanswered questions about the Obama administration’s approach to foreign aid. For starters, who will head USAID, which oversees many US global health programs as well as other development assistance? The buzz so far has centered on health-care pioneer Paul […]

Global Health Studies Get Stimulus Money

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The economic stimulus bill is paying more public health dividends—allowing universities to seize on student interest in global health programs. Four universities have qualified for new funding, made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, from the National Institutes of Health to bolster global health programs. Dartmouth College, for example, won money to help […]

Kaiser Report Is Good Backdrop for Global Health Funding Fight

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As we await two vital tidbits of news on global health funding—one from the White House and one from Capitol Hill—there’s a new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation that helps put the battle for more money into perspective. The Kaiser report–a concise outline and history of US global health policy and spending–shows that spending on […]