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WHO, UNICEF Immunization Experts Discuss Recent Report On DTP Vaccine Coverage On NPR

NPR: New Report Shows 64 Of 195 Countries Aren’t Meeting A Basic Vaccination Target “Vaccine progress is stalling. That’s the message from a new report issued by the World Health Organization and UNICEF. The report focuses on the [diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (DTP)] vaccine … We spoke with Jean-Marie Okwo-Bele,…

National Geographic Examines Challenges To Ending Open Defecation

National Geographic: Nearly a Billion People Still Defecate Outdoors. Here’s Why. “…Today open defecation is on the decline worldwide, but nearly 950 million people still routinely practice it. Some 569 million of them live in India. … In 2015 the United Nations called for an end to open defecation by…

WHO, WFP, UNICEF Joint Statement Discusses Combined Efforts To Provide Humanitarian Assistance To Yemen; WHO Photos Show Individuals With Cholera In Yemen

WHO: Statement by UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake, WFP Executive Director, David Beasley and WHO Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, following their joint visit to Yemen In a joint statement, UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake, WFP Executive Director David Beasley, and WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus discuss a recent visit…

U.S. House FY18 Budget Proposal Undermines Global Health Priorities, Women’s Health

Newsweek: Pro-Life? Trump Administration is Endangering Women’s Lives Nina Besser Doorley, senior program officer for U.S. foreign policy at the International Women’s Health Coalition​ “Last Wednesday night, the Republican-led House Appropriations Committee finalized a foreign assistance bill that guts funding for women’s health around the world. During a debate over…

WHO Should Recognize Human Trafficking As Official Medical Diagnosis, Significant Public Health Issue

STAT: Human trafficking must be officially recognized as a medical diagnosis Abraar Karan, resident physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, and Hanni Stoklosa, emergency department physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, instructor in emergency medicine at Harvard Medical School, and executive director of HEAL Trafficking “…As…

Donor Government Funding For HIV Declines In 2016, Lowest Level Since 2010

Ghana News Agency: Donor government funding to support HIV dips “Donor government funding to support HIV efforts in low- and middle-income countries decreased by US$511 million from US$7.5 billion in 2015 to US$7 billion in 2016, a new report has revealed. It was produced by the Kaiser Family Foundation and…

WHO Announces Prequalification For Hepatitis C Drug, HIV Self-Test

Intellectual Property Watch: WHO Prequalifies First Generic Hepatitis C Drug And First HIV Self-Test “…[T]he World Health Organization has announced the prequalification of the first generic version of sofosbuvir, a ‘critical’ medicine for treating hepatitis C. Treatment for hepatitis C under patent has been notoriously priced at extreme high levels,…

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