Global health news briefs - April 2022
March/ April 2022 | Volume 21 Number 2
CGHS compiles implementation science case studies
Fogarty's Center for Global Health Studies (CGHS), in collaboration with the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the National Cancer Institute (NCI), has developed a collection of case studies documenting examples of rigorous implementation research in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
2021 G-Finder report released
The 2021 G-Finder Report on global investment in neglected disease R&D breaks down funding by disease, platform, and funder type (government, private sector, philanthropic). The report found that that neglected disease R&D dipped just 4% from 2019's near-record. The pandemic adversely impacted clinical trials funding which saw a 10% decrease.
African CDC releases vaccine framework
The African CDC published the Partnerships for African Vaccine Manufacturing (PAVM) Framework for Action in March. The framework documents the current vaccine manufacturing environment in Africa and recommends eight programs to grow and scale vaccine development and manufacturing over the next two decades.
WHO announces health facilities database
The WHO announced its new Global Health Facilities Database (GHFD) initiative meant to locate and provide access to healthcare services for populations worldwide. The database aims to standardize the master lists of local and regional health facilities into one standardized and open database.
Global Health Facilities Database (GHFD) from the WHO
USAID tracks COVID-19's impact on LMICs
USAID released its second landscape analysis of first- and second-order impacts of COVID-19 on low- and middle-income countries. While not exhaustive, the analysis intends to provide a high-level synthesis of some of the major storylines of 2021, leveraging the best available data to understand the pandemic's most significant global impacts.
Updated April 19, 2022
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