Opinion: What we’ll be celebrating — and mourning — this time next year

By Karl Hofmann, President and CEO, PSI

Last year saw the hopeful — such as strong political to end the world’s biggest infectious disease killer, tuberculosis — and the dispiriting — such as the return of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. But instead of rehashing the moments of 2018 already chronicled and archived, let’s consider what we expect will come a year from now. Fast forward with me to my 2019 “look back” at what we will be rightly celebrating as global health successes and recognizing as global health challenges.

The rebalancing and emerging of new champions

The Trump administration’s continued efforts to reduce and restrict the United States’ role in global development — and particularly reproductive health — will have been stymied, again, by the U.S. Congress. But new champions will have emerged to defend global health progress as the U.S. continued to struggle to define a coherent stance. 2019 will see other stakeholders who believe in progress continue to find different resources for what we know women, families, and communities need. We’ll look back with satisfaction at 2019’s emergence of global health advocates, champions, and funders from the most unlikely sources.

Read the original post on Devex here.