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Research On Migrant Health Needed To Support Achievement Of SDGs, Experts Say

BMC Public Health: Migration and health: a global public health research priority Kolitha Wickramage of the International Organization for Migration and colleagues recount the discussion at the 2nd Global Consultation on Migration and Health, held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, in February 2017, concerning “the role of research in supporting evidence-informed…

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CIDRAP News: WHO highlights ongoing hospital MERS outbreak threat (Schnirring, 8/8). Devex: Doing it for the kids: Engaging youth to help lift burden of NCDs (Politzer, 8/10). Fortune: Why Measles Is Back in the Americas (Laursen, 8/9). The Guardian: Salt not as damaging to health as previously thought, says study…

Expected Syrian Government Attack On Idlib Province Could Displace 700K People, Worsen Humanitarian Crisis, Health Agencies Warn

Newsweek: Northwestern Syrian Offensive Could Displace 700,000 People, Health Agencies Warn “An expected Syrian government attack in the country’s northwestern Idlib province could displace over 700,000 people and lead to a dire humanitarian situation. The ‘Health Cluster Bulletin’ report, which is published by health-focused humanitarian groups and spearheaded by the…

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Devex: Civil society looks to independent review of SDGs, beyond government reporting (Lieberman, 8/7). IRIN: Meet “Baba IDP”: the local hero making sure Boko Haram victims get health care (Lawal, 8/7). WIRED: The Unknowability of the Next Global Epidemic (Keats, 8/7).

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Associated Press: U.N. adopts guidelines aimed at speeding aid to North Korea (Lederer, 8/6). Financial Times: Nigerian food sector commits to nutrient fortification (Pilling, 8/5). Reuters: Libyan cancer clinic relies on donors to treat patients (al-Sahli et al., 8/6). Thomson Reuters Foundation: Feature — DIY tests for HIV beat stigma…

Mwatana Organization For Human Rights Chair Discusses Yemen’s Humanitarian Situation In OSF Interview

Open Society Foundations’ “Voices”: Q&A: Yemen’s Humanitarian Catastrophe Demands Action Soheila Comninos, program officer with the Open Society Human Rights Initiative at the Open Society Foundations, interviews Radhya al-Mutawakel, chair of the Mwatana Organization for Human Rights, about the current state of Yemen’s humanitarian situation, as well as ways in…

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