global health http://kuow.org en Cancer Cases Rising At An Alarming Rate Worldwide http://kuow.org/post/cancer-cases-rising-alarming-rate-worldwide As countries modernize around the world, they're increasingly being hit with one of the curses of wealth: cancer.<p>There are about 14 million new cancer cases globally each year, the World Health Organization <a href="http://www.iarc.fr/en/media-centre/pr/2014/pdfs/pr224_E.pdf">reported</a> Monday. Wed, 05 Feb 2014 01:00:00 +0000 Jason Beaubien 28225 at http://kuow.org Cancer Cases Rising At An Alarming Rate Worldwide Why Ending Malaria May Be More About Backhoes Than Bed Nets http://kuow.org/post/why-ending-malaria-may-be-more-about-backhoes-bed-nets Wiping out malaria is a top goal for many leaders in global health.<p>Fewer people are dying now from the mosquito-borne disease than at any other time in history. "And there's a very, very strong belief now that malaria can be eliminated," says <a href="http://www.who.int/woman_child_accountability/ierg/members/Phumaphi/en/index.html">Joy Phumaphi</a>, who chairs the African Leaders Malaria Alliance.<p>But when you look at the overall numbers on malaria, eradication almost seems like a pipe dream.<p>In 2010, malaria was ranked as the seventh biggest killer in the developing world. Fri, 03 Jan 2014 08:24:00 +0000 Jason Beaubien 26452 at http://kuow.org Why Ending Malaria May Be More About Backhoes Than Bed Nets Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation Names New CEO http://kuow.org/post/bill-and-melinda-gates-foundation-names-new-ceo Susan Desmond-Hellmann, the chancellor of the University of California, San Francisco, will be next chief executive officer of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, one of the largest philanthropic organizations in the world with a $40 billion endowment. <p>The AP reports that the foundation has been looking for a CEO since Jeff Raikes announced his retirement in September. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 15:41:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 25617 at http://kuow.org Seattle Non-Profit's Role In Newly Approved Vaccine For Deadly Brain Disease http://kuow.org/post/seattle-non-profits-role-newly-approved-vaccine-deadly-brain-disease <p>Ross Reynolds talks with <a href="http://globalhealth.washington.edu/faculty/kathleen-neuzil">Dr. Kathy Neuzil</a> about a vaccine for the deadly brain disease Japanese encephalitis that has been recently approved by the World Health Organization. Neuzil is a professor in the University of Washington's Department of Global Health and the director of the Vaccine Access and Delivery Program at Seattle's <a href="http://www.path.org/">PATH</a>, where the vaccine was tested. Thu, 07 Nov 2013 23:02:47 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Andy Hurst 23433 at http://kuow.org Seattle Non-Profit's Role In Newly Approved Vaccine For Deadly Brain Disease UN Report: New HIV Infections Down By One-Third http://kuow.org/post/un-report-new-hiv-infections-down-one-third <p>In the global fight against HIV/AIDS, there's some very good news. According to a new <a href="http://www.unaids.org/en/resources/presscentre/pressreleaseandstatementarchive/2013/september/20130923prunga/">report</a> from the United Nations, the number of new HIV infections are down by nearly one-third over the last decade. Among children new infections are down 52 percent. The number of AIDS-related deaths are also down.</p><p>What are the major factors driving this progress? And what barriers still need to be overcome? <a href="http://www.healthmetricsandevaluation.org/education-training/alumni/katrina-ortblad">Katrina Ortblad</a> is a researcher at the <a href="http://www.healthmetricsandevaluation.org/">Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation</a> at the University of Washington. She talks with David Hyde. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 19:15:57 +0000 David Hyde 20909 at http://kuow.org UN Report: New HIV Infections Down By One-Third Was The TARP Bailout A Failure? http://kuow.org/post/was-tarp-bailout-failure <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Why didn’t the </span><a href="http://www.treasury.gov/initiatives/financial-stability/TARP-Programs/Pages/default.aspx" style="line-height: 1.5;">TARP</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> bailout fund help the small businesses and homeowners who were slammed by the 2008 financial crash? Neil Barofsky left his job at the US Attorney’s Office in New York to become special inspector general in charge of overseeing the bailout money. He says, from his first days on the job he was met with hostility from the treasury officials overseeing the TARP fund. He charges that Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner funneled money to Wall Street firms in ways that bordered on corruption. Neil Barofsky joins us with the inside story.</span></p><p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Producer 9783 at http://kuow.org Was The TARP Bailout A Failure? Fighting To End HIV And TB Infections Worldwide http://kuow.org/post/fighting-end-hiv-and-tb-infections-worldwide <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Access to HIV and TB treatment has been improving worldwide. The rate of new infections is going down. But tuberculosis remains deadly, especially for the poverty stricken —&nbsp;TB killed 1.4 million people in 2011. </span>Luwiza<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Makukula<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was diagnosed with HIV and TB after her husband died in 2001.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Not only was she sick, she was completely isolated.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today, she works with NGOs focused on treatment, care, and support for HIV/TB patients, including Zambia's&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.citamzambia.webs.com/">Community Initiative for TB, HIV/AIDS and Malaria</a> (CITAM+).&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Luwiza&nbsp;Makukula joins us.</span></p><p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 17:00:00 +0000 PRODUCER 8791 at http://kuow.org Fighting To End HIV And TB Infections Worldwide