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Human Rights-Based Approach To Disease Response Vital To ‘Leaving No One Behind’

Devex: Opinion: Leaving no one behind in disease outbreak response planning Andrew Zapfel, senior associate for health at Palladium, and Dulce Pedroso, manager at Palladium “…[H]uman rights must be at the forefront of all preparedness planning. … We need to look for examples of good practice beyond recent epidemic responses…

‘Science Speaks’ Highlights CDC’s Global Health Security Supplement, Discusses Impact Of Ebola Outbreak On Public Health Preparedness

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Ebola stories highlight global health security needs, efforts, progress in emerging infections detection, prevention, response Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses the CDC’s recently released Global Health Security Supplement, published in Emerging Infectious Diseases, which documents the progress in…

Diphtheria Immunization Campaigns Begin In Bangladesh’s Rohingya Camps, Indonesia

Associated Press: Diphtheria deaths in Indonesia spark immunization campaign “Indonesia is immunizing millions of children and teenagers against diphtheria after the disease killed 38 people, mostly children, since January…” (Karmini, 12/11). NPR: Diphtheria: What Exactly Is It … And Why Is It Back? “…With the introduction of a highly effective…

More News In Global Health

Associated Press: Uganda controls deadly Marburg fever outbreak, WHO says (12/8). VOA News: WHO: Rapid Action Brings Quick End to Marburg Outbreak in Uganda (Schlein, 12/8). Devex: To tackle malnutrition, go fish (Sieff, 12/11). Devex: Q&A: Towards medicines regulatory harmonization — lessons from Zimbabwe (12/11). Financial Times: Six ways to…

More News In Global Health

Devex: Zambia’s multipronged strategy for eliminating malaria (Jerving, 12/7). The Guardian: Children bear ‘disproportionate lethal impact’ of Syrian war, warns study (McVeigh, 12/7). Reuters: Indonesia fights ‘extraordinary’ diphtheria outbreak that has killed 32 (Kapoor, 12/7). WHO: Diphtheria is spreading fast in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh (12/6). WHO: Dementia: number of people…

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…

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