- ReportDec 22, 2014
Earlier this fall, Nepal became the first low-income country to introduce the inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) into its immunization system. Many more countries will have to follow suit to meet the ambitious deadlines laid out in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative’s Polio Eradication & Endgame Strategic Plan 2013–2018.
- ReportBy Janet Fleischman, Cathryn StreifelDec 16, 2014
In a region with some of the world’s highest maternal mortality, Senegal’s leaders are advancing women’s health and family planning. This has led to strategic partnerships with the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the UN Population Fund, and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, among others.
- ReportBy Christopher V. PloweDec 8, 2014
The malaria parasite is thought to have killed more people throughout human history than any other single cause. Over the last decade, a large increase in resources for combating malaria—with the lion’s share coming from U.S. taxpayers—has resulted in dramatic reductions in malaria cases and deaths in many countries.
- ReportBy PATH Malaria Center of ExcellenceDec 8, 2014
Over the past 15 years, malaria has gained increased attention and action from the public health community, with researchers, global and national funders, and, most importantly, national governments and communities in endemic areas. Renewed efforts to fight the disease have resulted in an unprecedented 50 percent reduction in malaria deaths in African children since 2000.
- U.S. Department of Defense Contributions to Malaria Elimination in the Era of Artemisinin ResistanceReportBy Mark Fukuda and Tom CullisonDec 8, 2014
The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has a long and distinguished history researching and developing new tools for malaria control, in partnership with both military and civilian host government experts. Since the mid-1990s, DoD has significantly expanded its global surveillance, training, and capacity-building investments.
- ReportBy William G. Brogdon, Anthony Fiore, S.P. Kachur, Laurence Slutsker, Robert A. WirtzDec 8, 2014
Insecticide resistance has always been a threat to successful control of malaria vectors. Resistance reduces the effectiveness of key components of control programs including long-lasting insecticide impregnated nets (LLINs) and indoor residual spraying (IRS). As efforts to control malaria have intensified, so too have the instances and severity of insecticide resistance increased.
- CommentaryBy Todd Summers, Katherine PeckNov 30, 2014
India is the second-largest recipient of grant assistance from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, with a three-year allocation under the Global Fund’s new funding mechanism of $850 million.
- ReportBy Katherine Bliss, Cathryn StreifelNov 18, 2014
In June 2014, a small team from the CSIS Global Health Policy Center traveled to Ghana to examine U.S. bilateral support for maternal, neonatal, and child health (MNCH). The purpose of the trip was to plan a return visit with a delegation of U.S. congressional staff in August 2014.
- ReportNov 11, 2014
Maintaining international security and pursuing American interests is more difficult now than perhaps at any time in history. The security environment that the United States faces is more complex, dynamic, and difficult to predict. At the same time, no domestic consensus exists on the purposes of American power and how best to pursue them. The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) will look ahead in this annual volume at the crises and opportunities that will likely arise in 2015, how best to deal with them, and what lasting effects they might leave for the next American administration and its allies around the world.
- ReportBy J. Stephen Morrison, Murray Hiebert, Todd Summers, RADM Thomas Cullison (USN Ret.) and Sahil AngeloOct 22, 2014
The burning question in Washington about Myanmar’s transition is: are things regressing, stalled, or moving forward? The short answer is all of the above.