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Columnist Warns Trump Administration’s Policies Pose Threat To Global Public Health

Foreign Policy in Focus: Bad Bugs: How the White House Is Stoking a World Public Health Crisis Conn Hallinan, columnist for Foreign Policy In Focus, discusses how the Trump administration’s policies could threaten global public health, writing, “[T]he thing that should … keep people up at night is Washington’s approach…

CDC Director Robert Redfield Discusses Agency’s Priorities With Washington Times

Washington Times: Worse than AIDS: Opioid epidemic is public health crisis CDC director fears most “…Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, … has settled in at the CDC’s Atlanta headquarters after spending much of his career in Washington and suburban Maryland. He is stepping into…

More News In Global Health

SciDev.Net: Global science body promises to reach poor regions (Tatalović, 7/6). STAT: A case study in the fast-rising threat of antibiotic resistance (Branswell, 7/6). Xinhua News: More than 1,000 Filipinos infected with leptospirosis this year: health secretary (7/7). Xinhua News: Kenya pledges new investments to eradicate micro-nutrients deficiency (7/6).

More News In Global Health

Canadian Press/The Star: ‘Hell’ of fighting drug-resistant tuberculosis cause some patients to abandon treatment (Sagan/Kane, 6/29). Global Press Journal: In DRC, Married Women Receive Preferential Access to Birth Control (Mutombo, 6/25). Newsweek: Remote Amazon Yanomami Tribe Threatened by Measles Outbreak (Spear, 7/5). NPR: VIDEO: Are We Headed Toward A Post-Antibiotic…

Opinion Piece, Letter Discuss New Drug Development For Neglected Diseases, Antibiotics

Forbes: Drug Development For Neglected Diseases Has Stagnated Joshua Cohen, independent health care analyst “There’s good news on neglected diseases. Donors of diagnostics and medications … are fulfilling the obligations laid out in the 2012 London Declaration. … But elsewhere progress has been limited. … Partly as a result of…

Progress Against Global Malaria Shows Signs Of Stalling

Washington Post: The malaria fight stalls as children die by the hundreds of thousands Editorial Board “For years, global public health officials have been at war with malaria … The number of cases and deaths has steadily dropped for a decade and a half. … But the battle shows signs…

Blog Posts Discuss Use Of Bedaquiline To Treat Drug-Resistant TB In India, South Africa

The BMJ Opinion: Kanchan Mukherjee: Bedaquiline for multidrug resistant TB in India — at what cost? Kanchan Mukherjee, a medical doctor and professor at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai, discusses the potential benefits and challenges of a wider government rollout of bedaquiline to treat multidrug-resistant TB in…

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