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Future Of DFID Uncertain As Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party Wins U.K. Election

Devex: Future of DFID hangs in the balance after Conservative landslide “The fate of the U.K. Department for International Development appears more uncertain than ever after aid-skeptic Boris Johnson’s Conservative party secured a decisive majority in Thursday’s election. The landslide victory, which saw the Conservatives win 365 seats in parliament…

Boris Johnson Plans To Incorporate DFID Into Foreign Office If He Wins Upcoming Election

Financial Times: Johnson plans Foreign Office takeover of international aid budget “Boris Johnson is planning to fold the U.K.’s Department for International Development into the Foreign Office if he wins this week’s election, as he tries to flesh out his promise to build a post-Brexit ‘global Britain.’ Mr. Johnson wants…

CGD Experts Examine U.K. Political Party Manifestos For ODA, Global Health Mentions

Center for Global Development: U.K. Elections: What’s News on Global Health So Far? Amanda Glassman, executive vice president and senior fellow; Kalipso Chalkidou, director of global health policy and senior fellow; and Nurilign Ahmed, senior policy analyst, all with the Center for Global Development, examine U.K. political party manifestos for…

Norway Launches World’s First International Development Assistance Strategy Focused On Non-Communicable Diseases

Health Policy Watch: Norway Launches First-Ever Strategy By Major International Donor To Combat Non-Communicable Diseases “Norway has launched a milestone ‘Better Health, Better Life’ strategy to combat deadly non-communicable (NCDs) diseases as part of its international development assistance. This makes Norway the first to develop a strategy for combating this…

Government Health Officials Should Be Chosen Based On Merit, Not Political Connections, Former Italian Official Writes In Opinion Piece

Health Policy Watch: Health Is A Political Choice — But Should Health Officials Be Politicians Or Professionals? Armando Bartolazzi, Italy’s former undersecretary of state for health “…There is a long tradition in Italy of politicians appointing key health officials for the National Health System (NHS). However, I was part of…

4 European Countries Pilot Joint, ‘Intersectoral’ Effort To Address TB, HIV, Hepatitis

WHO Regional Office for Europe: Four countries pilot a joint, multisectoral response to tuberculosis (TB), HIV and viral hepatitis “Following the launch in 2018 of the United Nations Common Position on Ending HIV, TB and Viral Hepatitis through Intersectoral Collaboration, Belarus, Georgia, Portugal, and Tajikistan agreed to lead the way…

Opinion Piece Discusses Mandatory Vaccination Laws In European Nations

The Conversation: Mandatory vaccination is not the solution for measles in Europe Vageesh Jain, NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow in Public Health Medicine at UCL “Global measles cases reached their highest levels since 2006 in the first six months of 2019. With countries around the world struggling to contain outbreaks, government…