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Global Leaders Must Commit To Renewing All Aspects Of Primary Health Care In Astana

The Lancet: The Astana Declaration: the future of primary health care? Editorial Board “…[On October 25 and 26], the Global Conference on Primary Health Care will … meet in Astana, Kazakhstan, to endorse the Astana Declaration. The aim is to renew political commitment from member states and global organizations to…

Indefinite Mandatory Offshore Detention Of Refugees, Asylum Seekers On Nauru Must End

The Guardian: As doctors working on Nauru, we thought we were helping. Now I know we were not Nick Martin, general practitioner and former senior medical officer on Nauru “…The ongoing human rights travesty that is indefinite mandatory detention and the treatment of asylum seekers [on Nauru] never seems to…

U.N. Demands Closure Of Australia’s Offshore Detention Centers For Refugees, Asylum Seekers After MSF Expelled From Nauru

Devex: MSF staff outline grave dangers to refugees after Nauru halts mental health services “A day after Médecins Sans Frontières condemned Nauru for halting ‘desperately needed’ mental health services on the island, the government has hit back, accusing the organization of being ‘political activists’ who worked to advance their ‘political…

More News In Global Health

Associated Press: Child hunger ‘serious’ in India while its economy grows fast (10/12). BuzzFeed News: The U.S. Is Sending Its Addiction Problem Over The Border (Stanton, 10/11). CNN: India hit with its biggest outbreak of Zika to date, with 32 confirmed cases (Suri, 10/12). Devex: Indonesia disaster reveals community preparedness…

Challenges Mount For Ebola Control In Conflict-Hit DRC Region

Devex: Tedros: Ebola outbreak highlights weakness for panic-based response “As the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo threatens to spiral out of control — amid intense fighting near the country’s borders with Rwanda and Uganda — the global health community is reminded of the 2014 Ebola outbreak…

Spike In Ebola Cases In DRC Prompts Health Ministry To Implement New Prevention Measures

Associated Press: Rate of new Ebola cases has doubled since September “The rate of new Ebola cases has more than doubled since September after rebel violence in northeastern Congo caused response efforts to be briefly suspended, health officials said Thursday. In a statement, the International Rescue Committee said it was…

New Issue Of NIH Fogarty International Center’s ‘Global Health Matters’ Newsletter Available Online

NIH Fogarty International Center: Global Health Matters The most recent issue of the Fogarty International Center’s newsletter contains various articles addressing global health topics, including an article about U.S. funding helping to support sub-Saharan Africa’s health care and research workforce capacity; an opinion piece from Fogarty Director Roger Glass on…

More News In Global Health

Associated Press: Pakistan official: Gunmen kill policeman guarding polio team (9/25). CNN: Amnesty International condemns Tanzania’s ‘attack’ on family planning (Adebayo/Odutayo, 9/25). CNN: Gene editing could eliminate mosquitoes, but is it a good idea? (Nedelman, 9/25). Daily Monitor: Nodding Syndrome: Experts make major breakthrough (Bagala, 9/25). Devex: What Europeans think…

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