What do Ban Ki-moon, Justin Trudeau, Usher and Bill Gates have in common? Global health diplomacy

By | Global Health, Health, New Sectors and Actors Unite

By Gabrielle Fitzgerald and Peter Small When Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hosted a funding conference in September for The Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, nearly $13 billion was raised. That’s enough to save 8 million lives. Money of that magnitude doesn’t just magically appear. Getting to the…

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Actions Speak Louder than Words: Putting Women Front and Center in Global Health

By | Global Health, Great Leadership, Health

At the recent Women Deliver conference, 5,000 people gathered in Copenhagen to talk about putting women and girls at the center of development. Women’s health issues were front and center, and many people emphasized the importance of Sustainable Development Goal #5:  Gender Equality. Last week, many of these same leaders made their…

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Together We Can Get to Zero

By | Global Health

While the fight against Ebola is yet to be won, Americans should be proud of the role we have played in the progress made to date. We live in a complex, globally interconnected world, where ideas and viruses can spread almost instantaneously. The world has seen devastating health crises in…

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The Fight Against Ebola

By | Global Health

For those of us whose understanding of the Ebola epidemic comes from what we hear on news reports and the statistics we read about the disease, Ebola can seem like a very distant problem. And especially as many are starting to contend that this current outbreak is nearly over, the…

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