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Devex: How health care workers can protect themselves from occupational illness (Root, 7/19). Inter Press Service: The Road to Zero Hunger (Gunawardena, 7/17). New Humanitarian: Betting on biometrics to boost child vaccination rates (Parker, 7/18). New Humanitarian: Somalia’s displacement camp ‘gatekeepers’ — ‘parasites’ or aid partners? (Mumin, 7/18). NPR: The…

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Associated Press: Duterte critics laud U.N. vote to scrutinize drug killings (Gomez, 7/12). Deutsche Welle: Sugary drink consumption increases cancer risk, research suggests (7/11). Devex: Q&A: Engaging the private sector on health security (Cornish, 7/12). Devex: Is it time to take ‘more of a gamble’ to scale nutrition interventions? (Welsh,…

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Al Jazeera: Ex-U.N. chief joins chorus of concern over floods at Rohingya camps (7/11). CIDRAP News: U.K. to test new payment model for antibiotics (Dall, 7/10). Deutsche Welle: Libya conflict: No end in sight to humanitarian crisis (7/9). Deutsche Welle: Health insurance for world’s poorest people (Zimmerman, 7/10). Devex: ‘Difficult…

U.K. Should Not Waiver On Commitment To SRHR, Other Health Issues, Politicians Say

Devex: U.K. must not be ‘browbeaten’ by U.S. on SRHR, say politicians “The United Kingdom should not be ‘browbeaten’ by the United States into changing its stance on sexual and reproductive health and rights, among other health issues, said U.K. politicians during a debate on universal health coverage Wednesday. ‘The…

IntraHealth International Experts Discuss Role Of National Health Workforce Accounts In Helping To Achieve UHC

IntraHealth International’s “VITAL”: How National Health Workforce Accounts Can Help Governments Achieve Universal Health Coverage Pamela McQuide, global human resources for health technical adviser, and Wayan Vota, director of digital health, both at IntraHealth International, discuss the role of national health workforce accounts in helping countries “generate and use higher-quality…

WHO Adds 28 Drugs To Essential Medicines List

Reuters: WHO keeps key lung cancer drugs off its essential medicines list “The world’s master list of recommended medicines got an update on Tuesday when the World Health Organization (WHO) published a biennial revision, adding 28 drugs including an abortion pill but leaving out several breakthrough treatments for lung cancer.…

UHC Efforts Need To Focus On Inclusivity Of All Ages, Genders, Especially Older Women

Devex: Opinion: Time to deliver on older women’s health Katie Dain, CEO of the NCD Alliance, and Kate Bunting, CEO of HelpAge USA “…Leveling the playing field earlier in a woman’s life has exponential impacts across her lifetime. An education helps her earn a better income; reproductive health care enables…

Specific Guidance On Domestic Funding Necessary For Full UHC Implementation, Experts Say

Devex: Without ‘concrete’ directives, new UHC agreement could fall flat “The onus to help everyone — including the most marginalized — secure universal health care coverage will likely depend more on individual government spending than on new foreign assistance, experts say. Funding will be a critical, but not guaranteed, element…

World Bank Releases Report On High-Performance Financing For UHC

World Bank/Medium: On the agenda for the G20 this week: Financing universal health coverage Tim Evans, senior director of the health, nutrition, and population global practice at the World Bank Group, and Christoph Kurowski, global lead for health financing at the World Bank Group, discuss results from a recently released…