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Blog Posts, Releases Spotlight TB As 51st Union World Conference On Lung Health Begins

IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: The 51st Union Conference on Lung Health: Four-month regimen cures TB as well as standard six-month treatment course (Aziz, 10/21). Médecins Sans Frontières Access Campaign: DR-TB and TB-Prevention Drugs Under the Microscope, 7th Edition (10/19). UNAIDS: 51st Union World Conference on Lung Health opens today as gains…

Pledging Conference Raises $1.7B For Humanitarian Crises In Sahel Region

Devex: $1.7B raised for ‘toxic brew’ of crises in Sahel “A pledging conference hosted by Germany, Denmark, the European Union, and the United Nations raised $1.7 billion Tuesday for the Central Sahelian countries of Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger. In announcing that total, U.N. Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock…

U.N. Aims To Raise $1B For Humanitarian Crises In Sahel At Ministerial Meeting

AP: U.N. hopes meeting will raise $1 billion for key Sahel nations “The U.N. humanitarian chief is hoping a major ministerial meeting Tuesday will not only raise $1 billion for the three countries at the epicenter of a humanitarian crisis in Africa’s Sahel region but also spur leaders to address…

Devex Examines Global WASH Financing Gap, Speaks With Sanitation And Water For All Chair

Devex: Kevin Rudd’s guide to making the case for WASH financing ” ‘It’s not just good economics, it’s good politics.’ That’s former Australian Prime Minister and High-Level Chair of Sanitation and Water for All Kevin Rudd’s message to finance ministers ahead of the group’s upcoming meetings for water, sanitation, and…

U.S. Official Signals Support For WHO Reforms At Organization’s Executive Board Meeting, Despite Trump’s Withdrawal

Bloomberg: Let the Detectives Do Their Work “…France, Germany, and Chile have recently proposed strengthening the WHO’s rapid-response capabilities, enabling the United Nations body to dispatch researchers to countries as soon as new diseases appear. Numerous countries have voiced support for such reform, including Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, and Uruguay. At…

WHO Executive Board Discusses COVID-19 Responses, Vaccine Allocation, U.S. Withdrawal

Devex: Vaccine allocation and WHO reform take center stage as WHO executive board meets “During the two-day, semivirtual session of the World Health Organization executive board meeting this week, officials gave member states an overview of the COVID-19 response to date and provided updates on the changes that have taken…

HHS Assistant Secretary Participates In WHO Executive Board Special Session On COVID-19, Provides Update On Implementation Of Resolution WHA73.1 On COVID-19 Response

HHS: HHS Assistant Secretary for Health Admiral Brett Giroir to Participate in the World Health Organization Executive Board Special Session on COVID-19 (10/5). HHS: Statement from Assistant Secretary for Health ADM Brett P. Giroir: Update on Implementation of Resolution WHA73.1 on the COVID-19 Response (10/5).

Discoverers Of Hepatitis C Virus Awarded Nobel Prize In Medicine

New York Times: Nobel Prize in Medicine Awarded to Scientists Who Discovered Hepatitis C Virus “The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded jointly to Dr. Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton, and Charles M. Rice on Monday for the discovery of hepatitis C virus, a breakthrough the Nobel Assembly…

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