Global Review Newsletter
IFPW Foundation produces a quarterly newsletter to provide updates on its own
activities and issues and developments within the Global Health community.
Current issues are distributed by email to members and subscribers (contact us
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the date published and archived below.
- 22 September 2022
- 3 June 2022
- 10 February 2022
- 1 November 2021
- 22 July 2021
- 28 February 2021
- 30 October 2020
- 31 July 2020
- 30 April 2020
- 30 January 2020
- October 30, 2019
- July 18, 2019
- April 18, 2019
- January 17, 2019
- October 31, 2018
- July 19, 2018
- April 12, 2018
- January 11, 2018
- October 10, 2017
- June 30, 2017
Global Action Plan (GAP) on Antimicrobial Resistance
Antimicrobial Resistance has taken a global platform as becomes
more limited in its abilities to treat infectious diseases. The World Health
Organization's Global Action Plan (GAP) breaks down into 5 strategic
objectives to reassure medications are safe, effective, and accesible for as
long as possible:
- to improve awareness and understanding of antimicrobial resistance;
- to strengthen knowledge through surveillance and research;
- to reduce the incidence of infection;
- to optimize the use of antimicrobial agents;
- develop the economic case for sustainable investment
that takes account of the needs of all countries, and increase
investment in new medicines, diagnostic tools, vaccines and other
to read more
Sustainable Development Goals, Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages |
The United Nations, following the conclusion of 2015 and Millenium Development Goals, authored a new list, Sustainable Development Goals, to be achieved by 2030.
Goal 3, "to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages," is outlined with targets including the reduction of maternal mortality rates, the
eradication of preventable deaths for children under the age of 5, and the support of research for the advancement and improvement of vaccines and medications.
here to read more about Goal 3.
here to the 2021 SDG report.
Ten Recommendations to Achieve Health for All Regions of the Americas
In keeping with the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN, the
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the United Nations, and the Mexican
High-level Commission released a report, "Universal Health in the 21st
Century: 40 Years of Alma-Ata", that outlines ten recommendations to achieve
universal health. “The report reaffirms that health is a fundamental human
right. It is not a privilege, nor a commodity.”
The ten recommendations include the ensurance of the right to health,
elimination of barriers to health access, and the "fostering [of] real, inclusive, accessible social participation
and effective accountability mechanisms"
to read more
to read the report
Universal Health Coverage (UHC); UHC2030 and their Global Compact|
With Sustainable Development Goal 3 in mind, UHC2030 has made it their goal to ensure the world achieves universal health coverage by 2030 and in turn,
achieve other goals along with it; Good health allows for children to learn and adults to work, thus advancing education and ending poverty.
With this in mind, UHC 2030 and their signatories are striving toward their commitment to universal health coverage.
here to read the report.
Click here to learn more about UHC2030.
Immunization and Vaccinations; Bill Gates and the "best investment" he's ever made |
Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance came about in 2000 kickstarted by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation with a
US$750 million pledge over 5 years.
"Gavi was created to bring together the best of what key UN agencies, governments, the vaccine industry, private sector and civil society had
to offer in order to improve childhood immunisation coverage in poor countries and to accelerate access to new vaccines."
Since 2000, Gavi has reached "over 700 million children since its creation and prevent[ed} more than 10 million future deaths in the process."
Along with Gavi, the Bill and Melinda Gates have invested a combined US$10 billion to the Global Fund; and the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.
Click here to learn more about
Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance
here to read the WSJ Bill Gates's article
here to read more about why now is the time to invest in Immunization programs
UNIVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE: ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY 2.0 |
Part two in a series of work being done by Rabin Martin on Universal Health Coverage. As all countries contemplate how to extend health care services to all of their citizens in a
way that guards against the risk of catastrophic out-of-pocket expenditures, improves health
outcomes equitably and uses available resources efficiently, universal health coverage (UHC)
has emerged as an aspirational goal of governments and civil society worldwide.
Read Rabin Martin's article on private sector's role in acheiving
to read the report
Leadership for Next Generation Partnerships in Global Health |
While many examples of different public-private partnerships (PPPs) have been documented,
knowledge about how PPPs achieve lasting health and economic impact is limited. This collaboration,
led by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and Global Development (GD), will bring together leading
academia with innovative practice to discuss Reaching Scale:
Next Generation Partnerships
to read the report
Newsletters from the Regional Center of Excellence (RCE) in Kigali, Rwanda,
which IFPW Foundation supports through its Gavi partnership are made
available below for reference: