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International Travelers At Risk Of Spreading Antimicrobial Resistant Bacteria, Study Shows

The Telegraph: Tourists are spreading superbugs across international borders, report warns “Holiday-makers are at risk of picking up and bringing home superbugs, according to a study looking at the spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) worldwide. Drug-resistant infections are already responsible for some 700,000 deaths globally each year, but it is…

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CBS News: First diagnostic test for Zika virus gets FDA’s OK to market (Gibson, 5/29). CIDRAP News: Six new Saudi MERS cases as study shows virus infecting Bactrian camels (Schnirring, 5/28). Inter Press Service: A Call for Concrete Changes to Achieve a More Gender Equal World (Zeid, 5/29). MedPage Today:…

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Associated Press: AP Exclusive: Sackler foreign firm caught up in opioid probe (Galofaro/D’Emilio, 5/29). Devex: Global Financing Facility prepares for leadership shake-up (Edwards, 5/29). Devex: Q&A: Igniting the power of girls and women in global health (5/29). Devex: Child hunger threatens Africa’s economy, report says (Root, 5/28). Homeland Preparedness News:…

Diagnostics Are ‘Key Component’ For Achieving Universal Health Coverage

STAT: Diagnostics are essential for universal health coverage to succeed Madhukar Pai, Canada research chair in epidemiology and global health at McGill University, director of McGill’s Global Health Programs, and director of the McGill International TB Centre; Catharina Boehme, chief executive officer at the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND);…

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CIDRAP News: Four new polio cases in Pakistan as study tackles partial-dose vaccination (Schnirring, 5/17). Devex: What role should donors play in helping drones for delivery take flight? (Cheney, 5/20). Devex: E.U. states meet on youth, Sahel, but ministers stay home (Chadwick, 5/17). Financial Times: Gates-backed computing platform raises $110m…