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7 Years Of War Destroy Syria’s Health System, Create Public Health Disaster

Wall Street Journal: After the Gas and Bombs: The Health Crisis That’s Killing Syria “This country’s seven-year war is fueling a parallel disaster: a crippling public-health catastrophe. Some 400,000 Syrians have died from bullets, bombs, or torture, including alleged recent gas attacks. More may have died as a result of…

More News In Global Health

Baltimore Sun: University of Maryland virus institute to lead $100 million effort to track HIV programs in Nigeria (McDaniels, 4/17). Deutsche Welle: Philippines: Reported HIV subtype is treatable, says UNAIDS official (Santos, 4/17). Devex: Short-term private investment impacts sustainable development, U.N. report finds (Lieberman, 4/17). Global Health NOW: Palliative Pain…

More News In Global Health

Agence France-Presse/Medical Xpress: Novartis to inject $100 mn into malaria drug research (4/17). Associated Press: Nobel laureate blasts East Timor’s failure against poverty (Raimundos, 4/17). BBC News: ‘Malaria killed my daughter, I’m protecting others now’ (Smith, 4/17). CNN: Malaria parasites present in 23% of donor blood in some African countries,…

Interagency Stabilization Assistance Review Provides Framework For U.S. Government Agencies To Coordinate Responses In Conflict Zones, Fragile States

Devex: USAID, State, and DOD to release first-ever Stabilization Assistance Review “The Trump administration is releasing the first of its kind interagency review of United States overseas involvement that creates a framework for how the State Department, U.S. Agency for International Development, and Department of Defense can coordinate efforts to…

Syrian Government Routinely Removes Medical Supplies From Humanitarian Aid Convoys

NPR: Syria Systematically Harasses Medical Aid Convoys “Amid suspected chemical attacks and shelling, medics treating nearly any injury in a conflict zone in Syria need supplies like anesthetics, IV catheters, syringes, and sterile surgical gloves. These items are routinely included in humanitarian aid shipments. But in February, they were among…

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