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Country Leadership, Partnership Important In NTD Prevention, Control

Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End the Neglect”: Endemic Countries Lead the Fight against NTDs Neeraj Mistry, managing director of the Global Network for NTDs, writes about country leadership and partnership in preventing and controlling NTDs in low- and middle-income countries, including health ministers’ recent reaffirmation of the Addis…

Global Surgical Shortage Contributes To One-Third Of All Deaths Worldwide, Report Says

New York Times: Routine Surgeries Could Save Millions of Lives, if They Were Available “Millions of people worldwide die from appendicitis, obstructed labor, compound fractures, and other treatable conditions for lack of routine surgeries, according to a report released Sunday. Because too few surgeons and anesthetists practice in most poor…

Governments Can Make ‘Transformative Change’ For Women With Correct Economic, Social Policies

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016: U.N. Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, executive director of U.N. Women “Our world is out of balance. … In our flagship report ‘Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016: Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights,’ we investigate what this failure means — and propose solutions. ……

Ebola Outbreak Leading To Shifts In Health Systems Strengthening Strategies

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Ebola outbreak changes meaning of health systems strengthening Rabita Aziz, policy research coordinator for the Center for Global Health Policy, reports from a panel discussion hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) that addressed how “[Ebola-affected] countries are developing recovery…

SciDev.Net Spotlight Features News, Commentary, Analysis On Ebola’s Lessons For Health Systems, Outbreak Response

SciDev.Net: Managing health crises after Ebola “…This Spotlight presents an in-depth analysis including opinions, facts and figures, and key resources. It features commentary by Sylvie Briand of the WHO, Rosamund Southgate of Médecins Sans Frontières, and Annie Wilkinson of the Institute of Development Studies. It includes first-hand accounts by researchers…