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Why Social Progress Matters

April 2015 ProjectSyndicate; Economic growth has lifted hundreds of millions of people out of poverty and improved the lives of many more over the last half-century. Yet it is increasingly evident that a model of human development based on economic progress alone is incomplete. A society which fails to address …

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Right Things. Right Places. Right Now.

April 2015 huffingtonpost; Right things. Right places. Right now. Six simple words that are strategically guiding the largest U.S. foreign assistance program — PEPFAR — the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. I’ve been privileged to lead PEPFAR for a year now, working with countries to achieve the potential …

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Ebola and the Accidental Consortia

April 2015 huffingtonpost; The global response to the 2014 Ebola outbreak was unusual. Mobilization of key players was relatively fast and once they entered the game these players — and the groundbreaking web of partnerships that emerged — accelerated the development and deployment of Ebola vaccines in unprecedented ways. GHIA …

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Budget Cuts and Vaccine Fears Threaten Health Progress

April 2015 SciDevNet; Cuts to global health research budgets and people’s wariness of vaccines could hamper efforts to improve health around the world, two separate reports have warned in the run-up to World Health Day, which is marked today. One of the reports, published by the Global Health Technologies Coalition …

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Fears for Global Health R&D After U.S. Budget Battle

April SciDevNet; Future research and development targeting diseases such as HIV, tuberculosis and malaria may be at risk because of across-the-board federal cuts implemented last year by the United States, the largest funder of global health R&D, warns a report. The United States has helped fund the development of 53 …

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TANZANIA: Hospital Files for Bankruptcy in High Court

March 2015 DailyNews; A SOUTH African Company operating AMI Hospital or Trauma Centre at Msasani area in Dar es Salaam, African Medical Investment Tanzania Public Limited, is bankrupt and has surrendered to the High Court to be wound-up. In a petition filed last week before the High Court’s Main Registry, …

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