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Bloomberg Philanthropies Announces $120M Reinvestment In Programs To Establish Verbal Autopsy Programs, Cancer Registries In 25 Countries

Associated Press: Verbal autopsies used in push to better track global deaths “…About 50 countries have attempted verbal autopsy projects, and the list is growing. On Tuesday, Bloomberg Philanthropies — a major funder of international health data initiatives — announced it will devote another $120 million over the next four…

More News In Global Health

Devex: Colombia preparing for prolonged response to Venezuela crisis (Welsh, 9/30). Foreign Policy: Endless Conflict in Afghanistan Is Driving a Mental Health Crisis (Azad, 9/27). The Guardian: Nigeria warned it risks humanitarian disaster by expelling charities (Wintour, 9/29). Health Policy Watch: Universal Health Coverage Requires More Policy-Relevant Research (Ren, 9/26).…

WHO Expresses Concern Over Multiple DRC Ebola Hotspots, Urges Tanzania To Provide Information On Suspected Case; BARDA To Support Research On Experimental Treatment

CIDRAP News: WHO: Multiple DRC Ebola hot spots ‘grave concern’ “In the past week, officials in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) confirmed 48 new cases and 25 new deaths in an ongoing Ebola outbreak in three of the DRC’s eastern provinces…” (Soucheray, 9/24). Devex: MSF, WHO lock horns…

Tanzania’s Reluctance To Share Information With WHO Regarding Suspected Ebola Cases Shows Importance Of Global Health Transparency, Experts Say

Devex: Suspected Ebola in Tanzania highlights importance of transparency “Over the weekend, the World Health Organization issued a statement accusing the Tanzanian government of withholding clinical information on suspected Ebola cases. The statement outlines a series of unofficial reports of suspected Ebola cases in the country and the government’s repeated…

WHO, U.S. Officials Urge Tanzania To Share Information On Suspected Ebola Cases

AFP: Tanzania not sharing information on suspected Ebola: WHO “The World Health Organization has accused Tanzania of failing to provide information on suspected cases of Ebola in the country, potentially hindering efforts to curb the spread of the deadly virus…” (9/22). Financial Times: WHO criticizes Tanzania for withholding Ebola information…