Global Health Weekly Update – Monday, November 10, 2008

Global Health Weekly Update – Monday, November 10, 2008
The Global Health Council is the world’s largest membership alliance dedicated to saving lives by improving health throughout the world.
The following global health news, events and resources have been added to our web site within the last seven days:
1. Notes from the Field
2. News & Events
    Member Organization News
    News from Other Sources
    Upcoming Events
3. Information Sources
4. Career Network
    Jobs at the Council
    Job Openings
    Job Wanted Resumes
5. Volunteer Opportunities
    Volunteer Resumes
6. Global Health Council Publications
**Notice Board**
Human Rights Hero: The Council Recognized by American Bar Association –
The Council risked its very existence to ensure that the valiant work being done worldwide in support of the most vulnerable among us will continue. That is the kind of courageous humanitarianism that makes a Human Rights Hero.
Nominations now open!
2009 Jonathan Mann Award for Global Health & Human Rights
Dr. Mann focused the world’s attention on the fundamental idea that improved health can not be achieved without basic human rights, and that these rights are meaningless without health.
The Global Health Council is on Facebook. If you are on Facebook, become a fan of the Council
and join our cause:
Add the Causes application and recruit friends to show support, fundraise or donate to the Council. Visit us today.
Join the Global Health Council Group on LinkedIn and grow your network:
Finding Work in Global Health
This book is a practical guide for job-seekers or anyone who wants to make the world a healthier place. The latest 2005 edition written by Garth Osborn and Patrician Ohmans includes a preface by Nils Daulaire, MD, MPH, President and CEO of the Global Health Council.
Global Health Opportunities 2008 Update
The 2008 Update of the Global Health Opportunities reports are now available online with updated numbers, funding and policy information. New this year are one-pagers that highlight the key interventions for child health, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases.
**2009 Conference Notice Board**
36th Annual International Conference on Global Health New Technologies + Proven Strategies = Healthy Communities
Save the date:
May 26 – 30, 2009 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.
The conference website now has a new web address:
Abstract Submission – New Investigators in Global Health
Students and new professionals are encouraged to submit abstracts for the New Investigators in Global Health abstract submission and selection program:
Abstract submission deadline: Dec. 1
Nominations for ALL 2009 Awards now Open!
2009 Jonathan Mann Award for Global Health and Human Rights:
Nominations close January 15, 2009
2009 Excellence in Media Award for Global Health
Nominations close January 30, 2009
2009 Best Practices in Global Health Award
Nominations close February 13, 2009
Auxiliary Event Pricing and Package Information now available
Celebrate your organization’s successful programs and partnerships, launch new products, and network with a diverse group of global health professionals.
Conference Sponsorship Opportunities Available
Contribute to key educational and networking experiences for conference attendees.
Choose a leadership package or an a la carte sponsorship of a particular event, or item.
Hotel and Travel Information now available.  Make your travel arrangements now:
Online Room Reservations at the Omni now available-Rooms sell out in advance of the May 12 deadline, so be sure to book early.
Raptim Travel, a travel-related services company exclusively to the international health and humanitarian field and a member of the Global Health Council, is pleased to assist conference attendees with travel arrangements to the annual conference.
Global Health TV Highlights
High Hopes for New American President
A discussion with Global Health Council Director of Policy Communications Laura Barnitz and Director of Government Relations Smita Baruah on the hopes of the global health community for U.S. President-Elect Barack Obama.
1. Notes From the Field
Flea Demonstrates CycleBeads in Haiti
Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea goes to Haiti and visits Global Health Council member the Institute for Reproductive Health at Georgetown University and 2008 Best Practices Award winner Haitian Health Foundation.
2. News & Events
***** Member Organization News *****
You are Invited to Attend: "The Role of Science in Advancing Global Health Diplomacy"
The Fogarty International Center and the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health invite you to this upcoming symposium.
AmeriCares Launches India Operations
AmeriCares formally launches its expanded operations in India and appoints Prof. (Dr.) Purvish M. Parikh, distinguished oncologist and nonprofit leader, as Managing Director of AmeriCares India.
2008 Gates Award Winner Named One of India’s Most Innovative Companies
Indian firms face both a domestic and a global environment that is more competitive than ever before.
Symposium: The Role of Science in Advancing Global Health Diplomacy
Through this symposium, we aim to generate new ideas about the positive role scientists and their partners in law, diplomacy and public policy can play in the world.
USAID Awards HIV Prevention Research Contract
The project will promote greater use of evidence in the design and implementation of HIV prevention programs in countries most affected by the HIV epidemic.
Millennium Development Goals Week
2008: The Halfway Point – Nov. 10 – 14 Calendar of Events
U.S. – Africa Private Sector Health Forum, Nov. 20-21
The Corporate Council on Africa (CCA), in conjunction with its corporate and government partners, today announced its U.S. – Africa Private Sector Health Forum: The Private Sector-the Missing Piece in African Healthcare.
***** News From Other Sources *****
WHO Conference on Health Inequalities Opens in London
The Closing the Gap in a Generation conference, initiated by the World Health Organisation (WHO), is being attended by over 330 delegates from around the world.
Gay Blood Donor Appeal Rejected in Scotland
Campaigners said heterosexuals posed just as much a risk if their behaviour was unsafe. The petition was submitted to the parliament by Rob McDowall, supported by a number of gay and lesbian groups.
Child Marriage and Divorce in Yemen
Arwa is the youngest of three Yemeni girls who recently went to court complaining they were married against their will and asking for divorce.
Gordon Brown Pledge Over Global Health
The Government will not turn its back on tackling global health problems even in tough economic times, Gordon Brown said.
Health Research Spending Tops US$160bn, Yet Investment Fails to Meet Developing Countries’ Needs
Despite the high investment levels research is failing to address the significant health needs of low- and middle-income countries.
Bill Gates Confident India Can Eradicate Polio
Bill Gates praised the Indian government’s efforts to fight polio and predicted that with the help of his public health foundation significant progress will be made in the battle to wipe out the disease.
‘Obama Will Help Improve the Global Health Fund’
Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates said in New Delhi that Barack Obama, who was elected the 44th president of the US, will help strengthen the global health fund and improve healthcare in India and abroad.
Half of Extensively Drug-Resistant TB Patients Die
Increasing numbers of cases of TB that defy standard medical treatment are appearing worldwide.
Malaria Deaths in Gambia Drop Steeply-Study
Providing pregnant women and children with insecticide-treated bed nets has sharply cut malaria deaths in the West African nation of Gambia, according to a study published.
Village Mentors Tackle AIDS in Kenya
Although Kenya has suffered both human and economic losses from HIV/AIDS, there are several promising signs that the fight against the virus has been successful.
Nigeria: FG Approves N7 Billion for Malaria, HIV/AIDS
The Federal Executive Council has approved the procurement of essential drugs worth N7 billion for the treatment of malaria and control of HIV/AIDS.
Gates Urges Rich Countries Not to Cut Health Aid
Microsoft founder Bill Gates said he was worried the global financial crisis he says could last two to three years might drive rich countries to cut back spending on health aid for the developing world.
AIDS Group Demands Zimbabwe Return $7.3M
An international organization that fights AIDS and other communicable diseases is demanding that Zimbabwe return millions of dollars in donations it says were misused.
The War on Dengue Fever
There was little that doctors could do for a 3-year-old boy brought to Bangkok’s main children’s hospital two weeks ago with dengue fever.
Cholera Outbreak Spreads Across China Resort Island
An outbreak of cholera in China’s southern resort island of Hainan has spread to the province’s capital Haikou, forcing the quarantine of a local university.
Cholera Outbreaks Kills 49 in Mozambique, Zimbabwe
About 40 people, mostly children, have died from cholera in Mozambique’s central Manica province, health officials said on Monday, and 9 people have died from an outbreak of the disease in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare.
Massive Fall in Malaria Cases in Gambia Sets Model for Africa: Study
Incidence of malaria in Gambia has plunged thanks to an array of low-cost strategies, offering the tempting vision of eliminating this disease in parts of Africa, a study published by The Lancet said.
WHO Report Shows Global Impact of Diseases
Heart ailments, infectious diseases and cancer remain the world’s top three killers, the U.N. health agency said.
***** Upcoming Events *****
For upcoming events, please visit our calendar
3. Information Sources
Student Global AIDS Campaign (SGAC) Africa
With 42 million people living with HIV and AIDS around the world, an additional 15,000 becoming infected every day, and 8,200 people dying every day, we need effective and science-based prevention programs and inexpensive, life-saving AIDS medications.
The Drum Beat 467 – Women Journalists: The State of Their Art
This issue of the Drum Beat focuses on women as active news creators/communicators – not as the "subjects" of journalistic reporting.
Grants: Congressional Research Awards
The competition is open to individuals with a serious interest in studying Congress. Applicants must be U.S. citizens who reside in the United States.
4. Career Network – Job Openings and Job Wanted Resumes
***** Job Openings at the Council *****
Corporate Relations Internship
Senior Associate – Behavioral Change Communication Specialist
Chief of Party, Integrated HIV/AIDS and Health Programming in Lubumbashi, DRC
NetsforLife Director of Corporate, Foundation and Government Business Development
5. Volunteer Opportunities
6. Global Health Council Publications
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