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Media Sources Continue Coverage Of Philippines’ National Dengue Epidemic Declaration

Fox News: Philippines declares national epidemic as Dengue fever cases rise past 145,000 (Dedaj, 8/6). The Guardian: Philippines declares epidemic after dengue fever kills more than 600 (Ellis-Peterson, 8/7). The Hill: Philippines declares epidemic after more than 600 die from dengue fever (Pitofsky, 8/6). USA TODAY: After over 600 deaths,…

Number Of HIV-Related Deaths Increased In 2018 In Russia, Health Ministry Data Show

Moscow Times: HIV-Related Deaths on the Rise in Russia — Health Ministry “More people have died from HIV-related causes in Russia last year than in 2017 as the country grapples with a rise in infections, according to Health Ministry data cited by the Kommersant business daily on Wednesday…” (7/31). TASS:…

HHS Makes Little Progress Toward Implementing U.S. Outbreak Detection System, GAO Says

Bloomberg Law: Overdue Outbreak Detection System Leaves Patchwork Defense “The U.S. should have had a nationwide network to monitor for the next viral outbreak or biological threat a decade ago. It still doesn’t. … The agency responsible for making that system happen, the HHS, is more than a decade overdue…

More News In Global Health

The BMJ: WHO tobacco report: smoking cessation services must be stepped up (Mahase, 7/29). Borgen Magazine: Dose Poles Simplify Elephantiasis Treatment (Santos, 7/29). CNBC: Morgan Stanley launches new tool to let advisers, investors measure sustainable investing goals (Konish, 7/29). Devex: Can sweet potatoes reduce widespread vitamin A deficiency in Africa?…

DRC Ebola Outbreak Hits 1-Year Mark With Surge In Confirmed Cases

CIDRAP News: DRC sees cases surge as Ebola outbreak hits 1-year mark “This week, the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC’s) North Kivu and Ituri provinces will hit the 1-year anniversary of its start, but a surge of cases over the weekend gives little hope the…

CDC Newsletter Highlights World Hepatitis Day 2019

CDC’s “CDC Around the World”: World Hepatitis Day 2019 This issue of “CDC Around the World” contains a blog post on efforts to control hepatitis B in Sierra Leone; a piece on CDC’s hepatitis A response; an infographic on World Hepatitis Day, which takes place annually on July 28; and…

WHO Calls For Political Leadership, Funding To Eliminate Hepatitis On World Day

U.N. News: Eliminating hepatitis calls for ‘bold political leadership, with investments to match,’ U.N. health chief says “Calling for ‘bold political leadership’ ahead of World Hepatitis Day, the U.N. World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday urged countries to take advantage of recent reductions in the costs of diagnosing and treating…