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Eggs are not just for breakfast.

August 30, 2011 - 10:00am
Do you recall the last time you had a flu shot?  A flu shot is a vaccine.  Vaccines work by exposing the body to particles called antigens, which trigger an immune response.  When the body senses these virus bits, it kick-starts specialized immune defenses which attack the viral DNA. Once the body eliminates the invaders, it stores a "memory" of that particular invader for years, guarding against... Read More

A Kenyan Lab’s New Equipment Delivery and Installation Challenges

August 25, 2011 - 10:00am
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Through the VACNADA Project, my partner organization, GALVmed will manage over €4million (US $5.6million) in support of equipment, training and refurbishment activities. KEVEVAPI (Kenya Veterinary Vaccines Production Institute) is one of eight vaccine production laboratories in sub-Saharan Africa benefitting through this grant.  The Kenya lab will receive several laboratory refurbishments and new... Read More

Global Fund ATM – Donor or Investor?

August 25, 2011 - 10:00am
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GBCHealth Private Sector Delegation to the Global Fund The initial GBCHealth Latin American member’s event was very successful.  GBCHealth serves as an entry-point for collaboration with the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria while orchestrating the Private Sector Delegation (PSD) on the Global Fund Board of Directors. The PSD collectively... Read More

My first Brazilian Winter Experience

August 23, 2011 - 10:00am
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São Paulo and Latin America GBCHealth Members Meeting “Bom Dia” or “good day” in Brazilian Portuguese!  Although I just returned home (to NY) from Paris, I was on a plane the next morning for a long, but direct, flight to Brazil.  Traveling internationally for the purpose of improving global health is rather exciting and certainly... Read More

Doing more with less was brought to life for me

August 23, 2011 - 10:00am
My partner organization, GALVmed, works with key partners to make a sustainable difference in access to animal health products for poor livestock keepers.  As a process engineer from the Andover, Massachusetts facility my six month fellowship in Ethiopia and Kenya is focused on improving the quality and quantity of vaccines produced by selected national laboratories across Africa by providing... Read More

Continue to Make Communications a Success!

August 18, 2011 - 10:00am
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In order to reach my objectives, I have decided to stop the comparisons between Rwanda and the U.S., and focus instead on the lessons that I can learn. I have decided to start motivating my colleagues to develop more stories from the field and finally, I have decided to continue to develop communication skills among the staff of the Access Project. Initially when I arrived and discovered some... Read More

Male Workforces and Telehealth

August 18, 2011 - 10:00am
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Paris Meeting Successes: Aside from notable attributions to passions around food, wine and romance, Paris also has a healthy contingent of large multinational companies and organizational representatives (i.e. International Diabetes Foundation, GAVI, WHO) that are committed to global health.  The meeting with GBCHealth’s European-based... Read More

Stop and take a different approach

August 16, 2011 - 10:00am
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If there is one image that comes to mind when I think of the continent of Africa, it is the image of starving children. After years of seeing commercials on television that depict malnourished children, it has left an indelible mark on me. Yet, I was largely ignorant about the causes and solutions being implemented throughout the developing world to eradicate poverty and hunger. My fellowship... Read More

Multilinguism and Coincidence

August 16, 2011 - 10:00am
Paris and Francophone Africa: Bonjour!  GBCHealth convened a European member engagement meeting in Paris the week of June 20th 2011.  The main focus for the member meetings was for us (GBCHealth) to identify private sector engagement priorities and capabilities for... Read More

Dynamic Change

August 11, 2011 - 10:00am
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Over the past three months on assignment with GBCHealth, I learned rapidly that things in global health and public health do not stay the same for very long.  Information has a short half-life due to such dynamic and changing interests on the global health stage.  Despite macro health issues that remain the same (i.e. large HIV mortality and morbidity burden), the fundamentals of these health... Read More

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