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U.K. To ‘Stand Strongly Against Rollback Of Women’s Rights’ Worldwide, International Development Minister To Announce At Oslo Conference

The Telegraph: Britain will fight the global ‘rollback’ of women’s rights, says U.K. development minister “The new international development minister will use a speech in Norway today to make it clear that Britain will not follow America and ‘rollback’ access to abortions and other reproductive health services. Baroness Sugg, a…

WASH Critical To Preventing Antimicrobial Resistance

Devex: Opinion: Our frontline defense against ‘superbugs’ is fatally weakened Tim Wainwright, chief executive of WaterAid U.K. “In Geneva this week, perhaps no other agenda item at the World Health Assembly seems so pressing, so frightening, so potentially global in reach, as antimicrobial resistance. … Yet what worries me deeply…

Pakistan Committed To Eliminating Polio; New Vaccination Campaign To Begin In June

Global Health NOW: Polio: Waiting for the Final Blow “Dozens of member states pledged continued support for the global effort to eradicate polio during a #WHA72 committee meeting on Thursday morning. But one mattered more than most: Pakistan. … Pakistan’s representative assured fellow delegates that his government is fully committed…

WHA Side Event Focuses On Addressing AMR Challenges

IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: World Health Assembly 2019: As antibiotic pipeline diminishes, time runs out for patients Amanda Jezek, senior vice president at the Infectious Diseases Society of America, highlights discussion from a World Health Assembly side event held by the Global Antibiotic Research & Development Partnership (GARDP) on addressing global…

U.S. HHS Secretary Azar Endorses Vaccines At World Health Assembly Panel

Global Health NOW: Booster Shot for Vaccines “It wasn’t so much the message as the messenger. ‘Vaccines are some of the most thoroughly tested medical products we have. Vaccines are safe, effective, and lifesaving.’ No one in Salle XXIII at the World Health Assembly on Tuesday afternoon was expecting anything…

False, Misleading Information On Vaccines Must Be Removed From Social Media To Prevent Hesitancy, Experts At WHA Side Event Say

Agence France-Presse: Fight vaccine hesitancy as ‘contagious disease,’ U.N. meeting told “Faced with a global resurgence of measles, health experts called Tuesday for countries to step up the fight against vaccine resistance, warning the movement was spreading like a contagious disease. World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus joined experts…