Posted by Chris Millard on Nov 02, 2015 at 01:27 pm
By Nellie Bristol, Chris Millard
SEP 28, 2015
The 26-year, $11 billion Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) is one of the largest public health programs ever. While global eradication remains frustratingly elusive, the GPEI has reduced the annual number of polio cases by more than 99 percent since the initiative began. In the process, it has developed innovative and important public health assets, both tangible and intangible.
Lessons from Senegal
By Janet Fleischman, Cathryn Streifel
DEC 16, 2014
November 4, 2014
Many of us remember the HIV/AIDS prevention mantra “ABC” – Abstinence, Be faithful, use Condoms – but I recently heard a new “ABC” message emanating from the Ebola crisis: Avoid Body Contact, a chilling message for the epidemic ravaging West Africa.
The burning question in Washington about Myanmar’s transition is: are things regressing, stalled, or moving forward? The short answer is all of the above. In August, 2014, CSIS organized a delegation to examine the status of the Myanmar transition in three key dimensions: health and development; political reform and governance; and conflict resolution with the country’s minority groups. This report is a summary of CSIS’ observations and thoughts on strengthening U.S. support for Myanmar’s transition. The bottom line: active U.S.
New CSIS Report and Video: Family Planning and Linkages with U.S. Health and Development Goals
Janet Fleischman, Senior Associate, and Alisha Kramer, Program Manager
Global Health Policy Center, Center for Strategic and International Studies
By Katherine Bliss
JAN 6, 2014
By Katherine Bliss, Matt Fisher
SEP 5, 2013
In the past decade, there has been a steep and historic expansion of U.S. health engagement in Africa, principally through the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI). U.S. commitments to global health, of which over 70 percent is directed to Africa, rose from $1.7 billion in FY 2001 to $8.9 billion in FY 2012.
By Jennifer G. Cooke, Farha Tahir Jan 16, 2013
Less than 18 months into its life as an independent nation, South Sudan is facing a desperate struggle for survival. Because the terms of its separation from Sudan were not decided before independence, negotiations have dragged on over issues including borders, security arrangements, and the qualifications for citizenship, diverting attention from the urgent task of development. Most damagingly, the two nations have failed to cooperate on oil production, the mainstay of their economies.
Washington, DC, 17 October 2012 — Marking the fifth annual Global Handwashing Day on October 15, and approaching the second anniversary of the first case of reported cholera in Haiti in 2010, Partners in Health, Veolia Environment Foundation, Zanmi Lasante, and Catholic Relief Services became the newest members of the Regional Coalition on Water and Sanitation for the Elimination of Cholera in the Island of Hispaniola.
On March 11, 2011, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck northeast Japan, followed by a powerful tsunami that in turn caused a nuclear disaster at the Fukushima power station. Hospitals and clinics were destroyed, and injured individuals had very limited access to health care services after these events. The nuclear disaster posed both immediate and future threats; there was great uncertainty about the risks associated with the nuclear fallout and the effects of the contamination of homes and towns in the Tohoku prefectures.
The United States’ Global Role
The process of rebuilding Liberia’s health system, shattered by 14 years of devastating conflict, is entering a crucial and potentially destabilizing phase. The Liberian government and local NGOs are assuming a larger responsibility, but Liberia’s health system is beset with serious problems. The United States, Liberia’s most steadfast partner during this reconstruction effort, remains publicly committed to playing a leading role. As a statement of its commitment to Liberia and as part of an effort to move toward a more sustainable development model, the U.S.
Polio has a real possibility of being eradicated worldwide. Efforts to eradicate the virus have proved largely successful, in part thanks to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), launched by the international community in 1988. GPEI is a partnership of governments, private foundations, development banks, humanitarian organizations, nongovernmental organizations, and corporate partners. It is led by the World Health Organization (WHO), Rotary International, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
By Anthony H. Cordesman, Sean T. Mann
With Fewer Resources, an Uncertain GHI Strategy, and Vulnerabilities on the Ground
By J. Stephen Morrison, Suzanne C. Brundage
Over the last decade, the United States' health partnership with Ethiopia has contributed to significant health gains in a country long known for having some of the poorest health and development indicators in the world.