New saliva-based test detects malaria before symptoms appear

Researchers at the University of Florida have developed an easy-to-use saliva test to screen for malaria parasites. The spit-test has some advantages over the conventional blood test including the following: 1. The saliva test requires only spitting into a tube versus the blood test which requires skin pricks. 2. Blood... Read more

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Researchers develop new treatment for tuberculosis

Researchers at Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI), St James Hospital, Trinity College Dublin and Imperial College London have collaborated and developed a new vitamin based treatment for antibiotic-resistant tuberculosis. Click here for details.... Read more

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Lancet Commission/WHO call for a global accountability mechanism for access to essential medicines

The need to establish robust mechanisms to ensure accountability not just for availability, but accessibility, affordability, responsible use, quality and the development of missing essential medicines cannot be over emphasized. A call to action has been published titled ‘A global accountability mechanism for access to essential medicines’. Click here to read.... Read more

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The Role of Procurement in Delivering Positive Health Outcomes

The impact of health care programs is not only highly dependent on having the right professionals in place but also on making sure that they are equipped with appropriate medicines and kit. Procurement adds value to health care programs by moving the conversation from “what” is being procured to “why”... Read more

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Health and Development News

Changing the Face of Last Mile Health Moving beyond physical health toward mental health and other needs; changing the face of last mile health. Health as an Enabler for Development Progress Assessing health should not only be the absence of illness or injury or even the basic delivery of health... Read more

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Gates Foundation and USAID Team Up to Bring Design to Health

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and USAID’s Center for Innovation and Impact (CII) have partnered to develop resources to support the understanding, appropriate use and effectiveness of design in global health in order to achieve global health outcomes. Read more about it here.... Read more

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IAPHL How-To Guides

The link below contains some guides on navigating the IAPHL website and listserv. IAPHL How-To Guides... Read more

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