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World Humanitarian Day Provides Opportunity To Raise Awareness Of ‘Toxic Mix Of Conflict, Disease, Famine,’ Applaud Dedication Of Health Workers, Others

The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Cholera in Yemen: war, hunger, disease … and heroics Editorial Board “The harms done by war are many and complex. Death, injury, and displacement are the most obvious, but infection is also closely intertwined with conflict. Across the Middle East and Africa, outbreaks of infection have…

Former MSF Deputy Discusses Challenges Of Providing Health Care Services In Conflict Zones

Devex: Q&A: Former MSF South Sudan deputy on providing health services in conflict “…Médecins Sans Frontières have become veterans of navigating the relentless cycles of violence that uproot civilians. As people run, MSF runs after them trying to provide medical care, said former country deputy director, Julie Reserve. With more…

Physicians, Medical Organizations Must Publicly Condemn Hospital Bombardments, Demand Their End

BMJ Opinion: Kathleen Thomas: Hospital bombardment — the new weapon of war? Kathleen Thomas, an intensive care doctor from Australia, discusses her experience witnessing the destruction of Médecins Sans Frontières’ Kunduz Trauma Centre in Afghanistan when it was hit by U.S. airstrikes on October 3, 2015. Thomas describes the “weaponization”…

WHO Online Public Database Will Track Health Worker Attacks

Devex: WHO readies to launch online database tracking health worker attacks “A new, interactive database built by the World Health Organization will soon shine a spotlight on the extent of violence against health care workers and the risks they are facing in some of the world’s toughest places to deliver…

Strengthening Health Systems Requires ‘Strengthening Everyday Resilience’

Devex: Opinion: To fight the next Ebola, the G20 need to empower people to respond to everyday challenges Lucy Gilson, professor at the University of Cape Town and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine “…Any attempt to strengthen health systems must take seriously well-recognized stressors such as increasing…

CDC Continues Efforts To Improve Health In U.S., Abroad

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: CDC Protects People from Disease Threats and Outbreaks in the U.S. and Around the World Carmen Villar, deputy director for policy and communications at the CDC’s Center for Global Health, discusses the agency’s efforts to improve global health, including efforts and partnerships to eradicate polio, detect…

New Issue Of Global Health: Science And Practice Journal Available Online

Global Health: Science and Practice: June 2017 The June issue of the Global Health: Science and Practice online journal features articles on various topics, including a commentary on the mental well-being of health professionals in complex emergencies, an editorial on prenatal ultrasound use in low- and middle-income countries, and an…

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