Tag Archives: Global Health

Economic Benefit Of Vaccines Highlighted In 2017 Bill & Melinda Gates Annual Letter

In their new Annual Letter, Bill and Melinda Gates are optimistic about progress in global health. And the most important factor in reducing childhood deaths is increasing global vaccination rates, they say.

February 21, 2017

Who’s Funding Mental Health Research Worldwide?

RAND Europe has released a new report on global mental health research funding. The authors have used a "bottom-up" approach that looks at funding acknowledgments by researchers in papers published between 2009 and 2014. The authors analyzed nearly 230,000 papers.

August 16, 2016

What Is The Private Sector Doing To Help Fight Zika?

Tom Frieden, director of the CDC, is quoted in this post as saying that everyone—"leaders in both the public and private sectors"—must ensure that "we mount a robust and comprehensive response" to the Zika virus here in the United States.

June 23, 2016

Foundation Blogs Round-Up: Orlando, Flint, High-Deductible Health Plans, and More

This round-up also includes posts on global health (immunizations in Africa), improving physicians' waiting rooms, and certain foundations' reporting of what they have funded.

June 15, 2016

Health Affairs Forum: Global Health

Join us Tuesday, June 14 for a global health forum covering patient safety, cancer care, universal health coverage, and innovation. Follow live tweets with #globalhealth.

June 1, 2016

High-Quality Health Care For Resettled Refugees: A Sustainable Model

For many providers, providing care to refugees has been a financial stress or unsustainable. A foundation's early funding to an upstate New York hospital helped lead to a financially sustainable care model for this vulnerable population.

May 4, 2016

Health Is Not Always Local: Beginning A Cross-Border Health Dialogue

There is much that the Canadian and US health systems can learn from each other. And the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has released "Global Ideas for US Solutions," a Call for Proposals on adapting ideas on health and health care from other countries.

March 22, 2016

People Post: Staff And Board Changes In Health Philanthropy; Honors; Request For Proposals

Read recent "people news" at health philanthropies around the United States and see an ABIM Foundation/Council of Medical Specialty Societies RFP.

December 29, 2015

A Short Holiday Reading List: Latinos And Health Insurance, The Passing Of Rick Cohen, And More

This Thanksgiving week post also alerts readers to a new Kaiser Family Foundation animated video called Health of the Healthcare System and a global health post on the continuing incidence of childhood diarrheal disease.

November 24, 2015

Putting The Brakes On Global Road Crash Deaths: One Foundation’s Efforts

The UN is addressing the dangerous conditions on roads all over the world in two of its new Sustainable Development Goals. Global road safety interventions funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies have saved an estimated 125,000 lives.

September 30, 2015