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International Community Should Commit To Improving Access To Surgical Care

Global Health NOW: Do We Have a Right to Surgery? The Case for Access to All Rolvix Patterson, medical and public health student at Tufts University School of Medicine and research associate at Harvard’s Program for Global Surgery and Social Change, and Jacquelyn Corley, neurological surgery resident at Duke University…

More News In Global Health

Associated Press: Survey of 104 countries says 1.3 billion live in poverty (9/20). BMJ: Pandemrix vaccine: why was the public not told of early warning signs? (Doshi, 9/20). City Press: How the mining industry is dealing with the fight against TB (Sangqu, 9/21). Devex: How Colombia battled big tobacco and…

Bloomberg Health Efficiency Index Ranks Nations’ Health Care Costs, Values

Bloomberg: These Are the Economies With the Most (and Least) Efficient Health Care “Want medical care without quickly draining your fortune? Try Singapore or Hong Kong as your healthy havens. The U.S. will cost you the most for treatment, both in absolute terms and relative to average incomes, while life…

U.S. Government Supports Ebola Outbreak Response Efforts In DRC, Along Border With Uganda

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: Temperature Check: Border Screening of Travelers Key to Stopping Ebola from Spreading Alma Golden, senior deputy assistant administrator for global health at USAID, discusses the importance of border health screening and surveillance efforts in the most recent Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as…

NYT Examines Efforts To Prevent, Treat Rheumatic Heart Disease In Rwanda

New York Times: Where a Sore Throat Becomes a Death Sentence “…In the United States and other rich countries, children with sore throats are routinely tested for strep and quickly cured with penicillin or other cheap antibiotics. But in poor countries, strep throat often goes undiagnosed and can become a…

Liberia VP Praises USAID For Role In Strengthening Nation’s Health Sector

Front Page Africa: Liberia: VP Taylor Applauds USAID for Helping Health Sector “Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor has praised the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for its essential role in helping the nation’s health sector to tackle some of the challenges confronting it. … The vice president also…

Effective Health Communications Vital To Achieving WHO’s General Programme Of Work

Devex: Opinion: Communication is essential to achieving WHO’s new strategy Daniel Carucci, global medical director at McCann Health “…[T]he development of effective health communications based on evidence that takes into account the most effective channels of communication, that are targeted at key populations, that are creative and meaningful to the…

PLO Denounces U.S. Withdrawal Of $25M In Aid To East Jerusalem Hospitals

United Press International: PLO: U.S. funding cut to East Jerusalem hospitals will cause ‘grave harm’ “A U.S. plan to withdraw $25 million in aid to hospitals in East Jerusalem was denounced Monday by the hospital network and the Palestinian authority. The move is the latest in a series of cutbacks…

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