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IntraHealth International Highlights 10 Key Global Health Issues To Watch In 2019

IntraHealth International’s “VITAL”: 10 Global Health Issues to Watch in 2019 Margarite Nathe, principal editor/writer at IntraHealth International, highlights 10 key global health issues that IntraHealth International will be watching and responding to in the coming year, including food security, noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), violence and the health sector, PEPFAR, health…

FRANCE 24, PBS NewsHour Examine Malaria Treatments, Drug Resistance

FRANCE 24: The malaria business: Big pharma vs natural medicine “A medicinal plant called Artemisia annua (or sweet wormwood) has been used in China to treat malaria for 2,000 years and is still grown by farmers in Africa. But it’s not approved by the World Health Organization and remains banned…

WHO Highlights 10 Priority Global Health Issues For 2019

WHO: Ten threats to global health in 2019 “…2019 sees the start of the World Health Organization’s new five-year strategic plan — the 13th General Programme of Work. This plan focuses on a triple billion target: ensuring one billion more people benefit from access to universal health coverage, one billion…

Blog Post Explores Ways To Protect World From Antibiotic Resistance

World Economic Forum: How we can win the war against antibiotic resistance In a piece posted as part of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, Kristina Lagerstedt, founder and CEO of 1928 Diagnostics, writes, “How can we — within the limited time available — protect ourselves from [antibiotic resistance,] this…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Global Action Needed To End Malaria

Miami Herald: Malaria has come roaring back in Venezuela, which puts the region, including South Florida, at risk Former Rep. Ander Crenshaw (R-Fla.), Arthur H. Vandenberg distinguished fellow at the United Nations Foundation “…Thanks to U.S. leadership, malaria no longer is a daily threat to Floridians. But that doesn’t mean…

CDC, USAID Highlight Key Global, Domestic Health Issues From 2018

CDC: 2018 in Review: CDC Looks Back at the Year’s Most Pressing Health Threats “From the opioid overdose epidemic to foodborne disease outbreaks and antimicrobial resistance to the Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), CDC worked around the clock — and around the globe — to…

More News In Global Health

BBC News: Yemen cholera epidemic strain ‘came from eastern Africa’ (1/3). CBS News: Gayle Smith, ONE Campaign CEO, warns against complacency in AIDS, Ebola fights (Rosenkrantz, 12/3). Devex: Nigeria faces a health financing cliff edge (Adepoju, 1/7). Devex: Q&A: A ‘twin-track’ approach to disability-inclusive disaster preparedness (Rogers, 1/7). Devex: MFAN…

PAHO Expert Discusses Efforts To Address AMR In Pew Interview

Pew Charitable Trusts: International Efforts Critical to Global Fight Against Superbugs David Hyun, senior officer for the Antibiotic Resistance Project at Pew, speaks with Pilar Ramon-Pardo, director of PAHO’s efforts to combat AMR, on “the threat posed by AMR and PAHO’s work to fight superbugs” in Latin America and the…

Addressing Poor-Quality Medicines Vital To Sustaining Progress Against, Ending Malaria

Devex: Opinion: To end malaria, we cannot ignore the reality of poor-quality medicines Ronald T. Piervincenzi, chief executive officer of USP, and Delese Mimi Darko, pharmacist and chief executive officer of Ghana’s Food and Drugs Authority “…WHO estimates that one in 10 medicines in low- and middle-income countries are substandard…

‘Push,’ ‘Pull’ Market Incentives Needed To Spur Antibiotic Drug Development

STAT: What’s holding pharma back from the next antibiotic breakthrough? Peter Bak, vice president for life science strategy at Back Bay Life Science Advisors “…While scientists work to uncover new ways to combat antibiotic-resistant microbes … the question of how to best develop and commercialize novel antibiotics while at the…

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