10 Global Health Leaders that Prove #28DaysAreNotEnough

By Minal Bopaiah The contributions of African Americans to the global health field have been wide and varied. We put together a list of 10 of these brilliant scientists, physicians and inventors, all who have made a huge impact on the progress of public health. Mae Carol Jemison, MD (b. 1956) You may know Mae Jemison as

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Which U.S. Presidents Had Malaria?

By Deborah Lacy This piece was originally posted on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation blog on February 20, 2012. The numbers were updated to reflect the President’s Malaria Initiative most recent priorities and impact.   Most people now know that George Washington never chopped down that cherry tree, but they don’t know that he had malaria.

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Weekly buzz: Links we liked

Too many women are leaving venture capital firms, but one angel investor explains why she thinks it’s “cool” to invest in girls.  Meanwhile, Melinda Gates reflects on her efforts to empower women worldwide and our friends in Nigeria offer a reminder about the real value of vaccines–which is particularly poignant in the midst of a

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Weekly buzz: Links we liked

How can the market help prepare for future pandemics? Is misogyny decreasing your workplace’s productivity? How can a floating toilet clean the water supply? We take a look at what our staff is buzzing about this week in global health. Interesting concept: “Pandemic facility” to fund response to future crises http://t.co/HIkjQKmuiH — Marshall Stowell (@MarshallPSI)

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When Girls Matter Everything Changes

By Oscar Abello When journalist Holly Gordon started researching the best interventions to solve poverty today, she and her team weren’t looking for a gender-specific or sector-specific solution. But they couldn’t avoid one: girls’ education, which became the clarion call in the documentary Gordon’s organization of the same name ultimately produced, Girl Rising. Gordon, now

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Fish, mosquitos, people – and unintended consequences

By Karl Hofmann, president & CEO, PSI Jeffrey Gettlemen’s recent New York Times article “Meant to Keep Malaria Out, Mosquito Nets Are Used to Haul Fish In” brings a concerning situation to light. Long-lasting Insecticide Treated Mosquito Nets (LLINs), when misused, may be undermining fragile African fisheries, or worse. If we care about fishermen’s livelihoods,

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Johnson & Johnson and PSI:
Increasing access to HIV prevention services in Lesotho

Read more from PSI’s Corporate Partnerships Report 2014

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Merck and PSI:
Hepatitis C prevention in Vietnam

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MSD for Mothers and PSI:
Franchising for Health

Read more from PSI’s Corporate Partnerships Report 2014

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