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New GlaxoSmithKline CEO Pulling Back On Predecessor’s Expansion Plans For Africa

Reuters: Drugmaker GSK cuts back in Africa to hone emerging markets model “GlaxoSmithKline is cutting back operations in Africa as its new Chief Executive Emma Walmsley seeks to make the British drugmaker more competitive in emerging markets by ditching her predecessor’s expansion plans for the continent…” (Hirschler, 1/17).

U.N. SG Guterres Outlines Top Priorities For 2018 In Informal General Assembly Speech

NPR: U.N. Head Lists His Top Global Concerns For 2018 “…In an informal address to member states at the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday, [U.N. Secretary-General António] Guterres said ‘peace remains elusive’ — and ‘in fundamental ways, the world has gone in reverse.’ In his speech, he shared his top…

Blog Post Examines Study On Mortality Rates Among HIV Patients In Zambia

IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: Study finds deaths among Zambia HIV patients on treatment underestimated, and up to 20 times higher than among patients in Europe Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses results from a study published in PLOS Medicine that show that death rates among HIV patients…

U.S. Can Learn From African Nations’ Positive Health Examples

New York Times: What We Can Learn From ‘S-Hole Countries’ Nicholas Kristof, New York Times columnist “Despite President Trump’s reported call to reject immigrants from ‘shithole countries,’ people from these countries actually have plenty to teach us. Let’s start with a quiz: Which country was the first in the world…

U.S. Should Increase Hunger Relief Funds To Africa

New York Daily News: Trump’s bigger Africa problem: He ignores a growing food crisis William Lambers, author “President Trump’s vulgar comments about Africa are bad enough. Far more disturbing is his lack of action fighting world hunger, especially that continent’s famine threat. … U.S. leadership is needed to defeat famine,…

More News In Global Health

National Geographic: Maybe Rats Aren’t to Blame for the Black Death (Greshko, 1/15). Washington Post: The classic explanation for the Black Death plague is wrong, scientists say (Guarino, 1/16). New York Times: Mathilde Krim, Mobilizing Force in an AIDS Crusade, Dies at 91 (McFadden, 1/16). NPR: We Asked, You Answered:…

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