Come Learn with PSI at USAID’s Global Health Mini-University

On September 14th, the global health community of Washington, DC will come together to share evidence-based best practices and state-of-the-art information at the Global Health Mini-University, sponsored by USAID. PSI experts will present at several of the Mini-University’s concurrent sessions, sharing lessons on family planning, non-communicable diseases and universal healthcare. If you’ll be joining the

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Healthy Dose July 25, 2011

Top StoryMale Contraceptives Show Promising Gains Tests are in progress that could lead to major family planning advances. The New York Times reports on some innovations in male contraceptives that could offer safe and effective contraception. Male contraceptives are attracting growing interest from scientists, who believe they hold promise for being safe, effective and, also

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Healthy Dose July 18, 2011

Top Story WHO Recommends Against Using TB Blood Tests The WHO is concerned that blood tests used to determine if a patient has TB can yield wrong results. Because of that, they are recommending against the use of blood tests. The U.N. health agency said it will issue an unprecedented recommendation against using such tests

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Healthy Dose July 13, 2011

Top Story UNITAID Patent Pool Kicks Off The Medicines Patent Pool, established by UNITAID to share drug patents, has just received its first contribution from Gilead Sciences. Sarah Boseley writes in Guardian Development why this is such a big deal. Gilead is the first pharma company to agree to put specific drug patents in the

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The Healthy Dose February 17, 2011

Top Story New Study: No Birth Defect Risk Seen with Popular anti-Malaria Drug Reuters reports a new study from the Archives of Internal Medicine which shows that the popular anti-malarial Malarone may be safe for pregnant women. Pregnant women who take the anti-malarial drug Malarone during their first trimester might not be increasing their baby’s

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