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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…

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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…

World Hepatitis Day Calls For Increased Investments In Efforts To Eliminate Disease

CDC’s “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report”: World Hepatitis Day — July 28, 2019 This entry in the CDC’s MMWR discusses World Hepatitis Day, recognized annually on July 28. “The theme of this year’s World Hepatitis Day is ‘Invest in Eliminating Hepatitis,’ underscoring the need to increase commitment for hepatitis response.…

WHO Calls On Countries To Scale-Up Investments To Eliminate Hepatitis

World Health Organization: WHO urges countries to invest in eliminating hepatitis “Ahead of World Hepatitis Day (28 July), WHO calls on countries to take advantage of recent reductions in the costs of diagnosing and treating viral hepatitis and scale up investments in disease elimination. A new study by WHO, published…

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Bloomberg: Climate Change May Draw $200 Billion Vaccine Boom, Analyst Says (Flanagan, 7/24). Financial Times: GSK market hopes boosted by two-drug HIV trial (Neville/Kuchler, 7/24). The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Highlights from the RCOG World Congress (McIntosh, August 2019). New Humanitarian: Drugs and hunger: What awaits Colombia’s newly displaced families (Sherriff,…

Following Appointment Of Presidential Ebola Task Force, Communications On DRC Outbreak In Flux; Islamists Attack Two Towns In Ebola Zone, Killing 12

Associated Press: Ebola vaccine’s promise undermined by deep distrust in Congo “…Deep distrust — along with political instability and deadly violence — has severely undermined efforts by public health authorities in Congo to curb the outbreak by tracing and vaccinating those who may have come into contact with infected people…”…