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African Nations Work To Stem Flows Of Fake, Substandard Medicines

AFP: Africa struggles to stem deadly flood of fake medicine “…The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that every year some 100,000 people across Africa die from taking ‘falsified or substandard’ medication. The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene estimated in 2015 that 122,000 children under five died due to…

WHO Outlines Decade’s Most ‘Urgent’ Global Health Challenges, Including Climate Change, Drug Resistance, Infectious Diseases

CNN: Climate crisis, epidemics and drug resistance among next decade’s urgent health challenges, WHO says “Climate change, infectious diseases, anti-vaxxers, and antimicrobial resistance all made their way onto the World Health Organization’s list of health challenges facing the next decade. The list, published on Monday, was developed with input from…

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AP: U.N. to vote Friday on new Syria cross-border aid resolution (Lederer, 1/10). CIDRAP News: WHO: Flu on the rise in Northern Hemisphere (Soucheray, 1/9). The Economist: A rare outbreak of polio reflects the Philippines’ poor health care (1/11). The Guardian: ‘They don’t help’: refugees condemn U.N. over failures that…

WSJ Examines Antibiotics Market, Companies’ Struggles To Profit From New Drugs

Wall Street Journal: Antibiotic Makers Struggle, Hurting War on Superbugs “The world desperately needs new antibiotics to tackle the rising threat of drug-resistant superbugs, but there is little reward for doing so. Instead, the companies that have stepped up to the challenge are going bust. Makers of newly approved antibiotic…

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ABC: Researchers find way to block spread of deadly malaria parasite (Macdonald, 12/18). Borgen Magazine: Global Health Partnerships in Kenya (Kiessling, 12/18). CIDRAP News: Yellow fever outbreak intensifies in Nigeria (Schnirring, 12/17). Devex: Q&A: Funding imbalance threatens Yemen’s recovery, UNDP expert says (Welsh, 12/18). Miami Herald: Can this scent lure…

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CIDRAP News: Samoa extends measles emergency (Schnirring, 12/16). Devex: Q&A: Local leadership is ‘only hope’ for SDGs, says mayor of Sierra Leone’s capital (Cheney, 12/17). The Independent: Gabon becomes 70th country to make gay sex illegal (Savage, 12/14). Infection Control Today: Quick Hit: A Conversation With Anthony Fauci, MD: What…

Blog Post Reviews Global Health Innovation Stories Of 2019

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs Blog”: A year in review: The global health innovation stories that shaped 2019 GHTC Senior Communications Lead Marissa Chmiola, GHTC Senior Program Assistant Ansley Kahn, and GHTC Policy and Advocacy Associate Julien Rashid write, “Two thousand nineteen was a tumultuous year for the global health…

India Should Intensify WASH Efforts To Help Address AMR, Opinion Piece Says

The Wire: Water, Sanitation Can Systematically Prevent Antimicrobial Resistance in India Arundati Muralidharan, member of WaterAid India’s policy team “…India has indeed made tremendous strides in reducing maternal and neonatal deaths through various initiatives that promote antenatal care, maternal nutrition, institutional deliveries, and better care for newborns. However, poor quality…

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