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U.S., China Cooperation On HIV Vaccine Research To Continue Despite Trade Tensions

Global Times: Trade tension won’t halt China-U.S. cooperation on AIDS elimination: scientists “HIV research scientists gave assurances that China-U.S. cooperation on HIV vaccine trials would not be affected by current trade tensions, adding that China plays a significant role in AIDS elimination. A collaboration program between the U.S. National Institutes…

U.S. Supports Calls For Taiwan Observer Status During World Health Assembly

Associated Press: U.S. backs calls for Taiwan to get role at U.N. health assembly “The United States is backing calls for Taiwan to be granted observer status at the U.N. health agency’s biggest annual gathering, the U.S. health secretary said Monday. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar spoke…

Ensuring Quality Control Of Drugs Critical To Malaria Elimination Efforts

SciDev.Net: Eliminating malaria demands quality drugs Sivong Sengaloundeth, former deputy director of the Food and Drug Department in Lao PDR and champion of the Meds We Can Trust Campaign “…[The Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) is] coming to grips with a growing challenge to [eliminating malaria]: drug-resistant malaria. … Resistance to…

Nepal Could Serve As Model To Other Countries For Hypertension Control Efforts

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: Confronting the Silent Killer in Nepal Bethany Hall, scientific health communications fellow at CDC, discusses Nepal’s 2019 May Measurement Month campaign, which aims to increase access to blood pressure screening in an effort to prevent deaths and disability from noncommunicable diseases, and examines CDC’s and other…

South Korea, FAO Partnership Could Help Advance Global Progress Toward ‘Zero Hunger’ World

Korea Herald: [Jose Graziano Da Silva] Leveraging Korean know-how and partnerships for ‘Zero Hunger’ world Jose Graziano Da Silva, director-general of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) “…[South Korea] has made remarkable progress in recent decades — in both nutritional and economic development. It’s scientific and…

Taiwan Should Be Allowed To Participate In Upcoming WHA

The Hill: Taiwan’s ability to share health care advances stymied by exclusion from WHO Stanley Kao, representative of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States “…As Taiwan’s Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung stated in a recent interview: ‘Taiwan’s expertise in disease control and universal…