News & Views

News and updates from our areas of work

Better Market Data in Low Income Countries Is Essential to Guide Public Health and Investment Decisions

6 nov 2014 | Under News | Posted by

TESS Development Advisors welcomes the publication of a recent blog by the highly respected Center for Global Development (CGD), co-authored by Amanda Glassman and Prashant Yadav, on the topic of « shaping the market for global health data« . TESS’ Executive Director, Renia Coghlan, was a co-author on the 2006 CGD report on demand forecasting as well […]

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How much childhood TB is treated in the private sector? The Union Conference 2014

31 oct 2014 | Under News | Posted by

The Union conference brings together experts in the TB and Lung Health sectors. This year, absorbing the energizing sea air in Barcelona, the Union’s annual gathering focused increasingly on the previously neglected area of childhood TB. Fundamental to the challenge of improving treatment for childhood TB are three components: identifying the numbers of children affected, […]

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Toolkit to Combat Childhood TB

20 sept 2014 | Under News | Posted by

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) have released a training toolkit to improve detection and management of childhood TB. Childhood TB has long been a neglected disease, due in part to the challenges of diagnosing and correctly treating it in the face of limited diagnostic and […]

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Exploring Pharmaceutical Market Dynamics in Africa

26 août 2014 | Under News | Posted by

TESS Development Advisors’ Executive Director, Renia Coghlan, had the pleasure of joining fellow experts in the pharmaceutical industry at a specialist symposium organized by IMS Health to explore opportunities and challenges for improving market data in Africa. Building on her considerable experience in the malaria field, Renia shared ideas on how this previously neglected field […]

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500 Days to Reach the MDGs

18 août 2014 | Under News | Posted by

Today, August 18th 2014 marks 500 days left to reach the millennium development goals – the MDGs. Many countries have made great strides in tacking key health and development issues. 57 countries are now well on their way to controlling malaria in ways which were unimaginable just 15 years ago. However, much still remains to […]

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Estimating the Burden of Paediatric TB

9 juil 2014 | Under News | Posted by

A new study co-authored by TESS Development Advisors’ Executive Director was published today in the Lancet Global Health. The study presents new information on the estimated global burden of paediatric TB, based on mathematical modeling. Results indicate that the burden of childhood TB is important, requiring further attention from the global public health community. The […]

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Improving Maternal & Child Health – PMNCH Partners Forum

1 juil 2014 | Under News | Posted by

Uniting behind a commitment to accelerate progress for improvements in maternal and child health, international and national partners have gathered in Johannesburg for the 2014 Partners Forum of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH). Mrs Graça Machel, Chair of the PMNCH Board, opened the proceedings with a though-provoking and engaging address, noting […]

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Improving information collection systems on essential medicines

24 mai 2014 | Under News | Posted by

The World Health Assembly, at the annual meeting of World Health Organization Member States, have adopted an updated resolution (ref A67/B/CONF./6) on access to essential medicines. Access to essential medicines has long been supported by WHO as a key principle of ensuring access to quality health services. The new Resolution urges Member States to, among […]

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Workshop on Logistics Management Information Systems

12 mai 2014 | Under News | Posted by

164 participants – representing 28 countries and 40 partners – joined forces last week in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) to share knowledge and experiences for strengthening logistics management information systems (LMIS). The workshop organized by the Roll Back Malaria, the Global Fund and the Stop TB Partnership provided a forum for national delegations and partners to […]

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World Malaria Day 2014

25 avr 2014 | Under News | Posted by

April 25th – World Malaria Day. According to the World Health Organization’s 2013 World Malaria Report, at least 627,000 people died of malaria in 2012. Malaria is still a huge health burden in Africa, with countless children, women and men affected every year. However, as we approach the MDG deadline of 2015, let us consider […]

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