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December 2017 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The December 2017 WHO Bulletin includes editorials, news, research, and policy articles on various issues, including an editorial on options for financing pandemic preparedness; a research paper on access to maternal health services in Tanzania; and a paper on mental health care during…

Madagascar Plague Outbreak Slowing, WHO Says, Urges Continued Vigilance

Washington Times: WHO: Plague outbreak in Madagascar is slowing “Madagascar’s ‘unprecedented’ outbreak of plague is slowing, but responders cannot afford to ease off the fight until the risk of transmission dies down in the spring, the World Health Organization said Monday. WHO officials said the number of reported cases of…

IntraHealth Blog Post Outlines Why Global Health Concerns All People

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: Global Health Is a Cause We Can All Get Behind Nola Paterni, development officer at IntraHealth International, writes that “global public health is actually everyone’s concern, or should be. None of us can afford to ignore the plights of other countries. … The world is so divisive…

Yemen At Risk Of Famine If Port Blockade Continues, FEWS NET Survey Warns

Associated Press: World Food Programme fears more Yemen deaths amid blockade “The head of the World Food Programme in Yemen said on Monday that millions of Yemenis face the risk of more deaths as aid deliveries cannot get to those in need because of the continuing blockade of the war-ravaged…

Madagascar Successfully Stems Plague Outbreak

NPR: How Madagascar Took Control Of Its Plague Outbreak “…According to World Health Organization estimates, in just over three months, more than 2,000 have become became ill, 171 of whom have died. By comparison, Madagascar saw about 300 cases in 2015 and 2016 each. But this week, WHO announced that…

Wall Street Journal Examines Current Plague Outbreak In Madagascar, Worst In 50 Years

Wall Street Journal: Madagascar Wrestles With Worst Outbreak of Plague in Half a Century “…Madagascar, the tropical island nation off Africa’s southeast coast, is scrambling to contain its worst outbreak of plague in at least 50 years. The country’s health ministry reported 2,119 probable cases from Aug. 1 to Nov.…

More News In Global Health

The Economist: Many people in China believe gays can be “cured” (11/16). The Guardian: Congo crisis on a par with Iraq, Syria, and Yemen — and getting worse by the day (Hodal, 11/16). The Guardian: Uganda brought to its knees as doctors’ strike paralyses health service (Okiror, 11/16). NPR: Monkeypox…

Threat Of Influenza Outbreak Remains 100 Years After 1918 Pandemic, Experts Warn

Global Health NOW: A Century After 1918, Flu Pandemic Preparedness Still Lacking “…Despite a century’s worth of lifesaving scientific and medical advances to head off a similar tragedy, [experts] warn that an influenza pandemic could still trigger waves of mass death. … With the centennial of the 1918 flu pandemic…

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