Grants to fight malaria, TB, and strengthen health systems PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (PNG Post-Courier, Feb. 16, 2015) – The Global Fund has continued its support to health programs in Papua New Guinean by signing three new grant agreements worth US$50 million to the end of 2017 for Malaria, Tuberculosis and Health System Strengthening. […]
The buy-one-give-one business model has now expanded to include monthly birth control for women living in poverty. Afaxys Pharmaceuticals — a division of Charleston, S.C.-based Afaxys Inc., which is led by president and CEO Ronda Dean — announced a partnership Thursday with Project Ruby, an online platform that makes low-cost birth control available to women […]
The headlines from India last November seemed anachronistic: “Web of Incentives in Fatal Indian Sterilizations” and “Deaths Put Spotlight on Indian Sterilization Camps”. The days of forced sterilisation must be behind us, aren’t they? Isn’t demographic pressure taking care of itself in the 21st century, through economic growth and development? If anything, aren’t we worried […]
Last week, Liberia’s Ministry of Health recorded just ten new cases of Ebola. But some say vigilance against the disease is waning along with the outbreak. Richlue O. Burphy went to Bong county to see if communities are continuing to share anti-Ebola messages. In the past few weeks, fear and panic surrounding the Ebola outbreak […]
In other to sustain the fight against malaria in the country, Society for Family Health (SFH), the Principal recipient to oversee the Global Fund interim grant implementation, has flagged off the distribution of of Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs) to Niger, Ekiti and Akwa Ibom States. According to a statement by the Society for Family […]
Ugandans have been warned to avoid taking malaria medicine without a positive test for the disease. Speaking recently during the dissemination of results of Uganda’s ACT (Artemisinin-based combination therapy) watch outlet survey, experts warned against treating people for malaria before testing them.
World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan calls universal health coverage “the single most powerful concept that public health has to offer.” But what is UHC? Officially, UHC means that every person, everywhere, has access to health care without suffering financial hardship. Indeed the World Bank, once a staunch advocate of out-of-pocket fees for users of […]
All That is Bitter and Sweet by Ashley Judd (with Maryanne Vollers) really could be two different books: one about Ashley Judd’s work with Population Services International (PSI) and another about her personal journey to recovery. It is the fact that one book intersperses both things, the volunteer work and the recovery, though, that gives […]
It was just a few cases, but when the Ebola epidemic “came home” it evoked a much more intense and widespread emotional response in our communities—and in the press—than when it was very far away and, therefore, more abstract. Irrational fear played a role in this amplified response; however, data from a variety of sources […]
After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, charities, business, students, families, and individuals across the world will take a day to focus on giving back and helping those in need. It’s called Giving Tuesday, and it happens on the first Tuesday of December — December 2, 2014 this year. Read the full article on BuzzFeed.