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PLOS Article Discusses Madagascar Plague Outbreak, Strengthening Health System To Prevent Future Outbreaks, Epidemics

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases: Madagascar can build stronger health systems to fight plague and prevent the next epidemic Matthew Bonds, assistant professor of global health and social medicine at Harvard Medical School and co-founder/co-CEO of PIVOT, and colleagues examine the recent plague outbreak in Madagascar and discuss how an integrated…

International Community Must Work To Improve Access To Palliative Care In Developing Countries

Devex: Opinion: Africa needs investment in palliative care John Rhee, medical student at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and Emmanuel Luyirika, executive director of the African Palliative Care Association “…Dwindling aid budgets will continue to disrupt necessary end-of-life and palliative services for patients in Africa. Many programs…

More News In Global Health

New York Times: India’s Supreme Court Orders Review of Gay Sex Ban (Schultz, 1/8). Reuters: Three die in South Sudan in mystery outbreak — WHO (Miles/Nebehay, 1/8). Reuters: India top court sets aside order canceling larger tobacco health warnings (Kalra/Mohanty, 1/8). U.N. News Centre: Millions of children across Somalia vaccinated…

Ongoing Humanitarian Crises In African, Middle Eastern Nations Could Worsen In 2018

Devex: 5 African crises to watch in 2018 “A recently published analysis by the Assessment Capacities Project, or ACAPS, a Geneva-based humanitarian think tank, is warning international aid agencies to prepare for a busy year ahead, as many of 2017’s persistent humanitarian crises are expected to worsen and shrinking humanitarian…

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

Global Health: Science and Practice: December 2017 The December issue of the Global Health: Science and Practice online journal features articles on various topics, including research articles on increasing women’s participation in a President’s Malaria Initiative indoor residual spraying program in Africa and family planning efforts in Jordan, including USAID’s…

Brookings Institution Expert Discusses Trump Administration’s ‘Unclear’ Africa Strategy

Brookings Institution: The Trump administration and Africa In an opinion piece originally published in French by Jeune Afrique, Brahima Sangafowa Coulibaly, senior fellow and global economy and development director of the Brookings Institution’s Africa Growth Initiative, discusses the Trump administration’s Africa strategy, which he writes “remains unclear.” Coulibaly concludes, “The…

PBS NewsHour Examines Mexico City Policy’s Impacts On Health Groups In Kenya

PBS NewsHour: Impact of ‘global gag rule’ goes beyond abortion for these health groups in Kenya “Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from Kenya on a policy governing foreign aid for health care services. … In a nearby tent, health workers offer contraception for anyone that requests it. ……

More News In Global Health

NBC News: With end to polio in sight, vaccination gets creative (Fox, 12/19). SciDev.Net: Pinprick test designed for Ebola heads for field trial (Rinaldi, 12/19). Thomson Reuters Foundation: EXCLUSIVE — Congo’s hidden “mega-crisis” is most neglected of 2017 — poll (Batha, 12/20). U.N. News Centre: U.N. agencies scale up work…

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