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U.N. Palestinian Relief Agency Warns Of Health Care Crisis In Gaza

U.N. News: Poverty compounding health challenges for Palestine refugees — U.N. agency “Non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, cancer, and smoking-related ailments, account for the majority of the chronic health problems confronting Palestine refugees across the Middle East, a new report by the United Nations agency which supports them, has…

Number Of Malaria Cases Climb In Venezuela, With Health Care System Collapsing

The Guardian: Malaria rates soar in Venezuela — a nation that had nearly wiped it out “…Once the Americas’ most malaria-infected country, the disease was almost wiped out between the 1960s and the 1980s. Now, however, while infection rates have been in decline across the rest of the Americas, malaria…

More News In Global Health

BBC News: Why mums-to-be are fleeing Venezuela (Watson, 5/18). Deutsche Welle: What good is AI for UN Development Goals? (Abbany, 5/16). Devex: More than 30 million people were internally displaced in 2017, report shows (Lieberman, 5/18). Reuters: Death toll from listeria outbreak in South Africa rises to more than 200…

Closing Diagnostic Gap Requires Investments In Health Systems Strengthening

The Conversation: Health care is an essential human right — and so is a proper diagnosis Madhukar Pai, director of global health and professor at McGill University “…How can we deliver quality primary health care, if we can’t even diagnose common and priority conditions? And how can we detect and…

Global Health NOW Previews Top Issues At 71st World Health Assembly

Global Health NOW: 8 Things to Watch at This Year’s World Health Assembly — #WHA71 “When global health leaders convene in Geneva next week for the 71st World Health Assembly, they’ll gather under one banner: universal health coverage. … But there will be plenty of other pressing topics to be…

U.S. Must Take Action To Improve Influenza Preparedness, Experts Say

Axios: Pandemic flu is #1 health security concern: WH official “The U.S. won’t be ready to face a flu pandemic until it improves its vaccines, health care infrastructure, and coordination with other countries — all of which are top priorities for the White House, a National Security Council official said…

More News In Global Health

Associated Press: Bootleg liquor, not water, killed Cambodian villagers (5/7). Devex: Q&A: CARE Bangladesh country director on Rohingya crisis (Welsh, 5/8). Financial Times: India’s health care: does Modi have the right cure? (Kazmin, 5/7). The Guardian: U.N. sexual misconduct chief was promoted while facing harassment claims (Ratcliffe, 5/8). The Hill:…

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