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Local Knowledge, Trust Important In Disease Outbreak Responses, Experts Say

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Motorbikes, trust, and pepper soup: Ebola tips to tackle deadly diseases “Unsung local heroes who helped defeat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa may hold the key to thwarting deadly epidemics in the future, experts say. … And yet the contributions made by communities have been largely…

Attacks On Vaccine Stores, Health Facilities In Syria Threaten Children, Gavi Says

Xinhua News: Attacks on health facilities threaten all Syrian children: global Vaccine Alliance “Attacks on health workers, medical facilities, and vaccine stocks are putting the lives of all Syrian children at risk, [Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance,] said on Tuesday following last week’s strike on medical facilities in eastern Syria…” (10/17).

Devex Highlights Key Health Priorities Discussed During Western Pacific WHO Regional Committee Meeting

Devex: Health priorities for the Pacific: Insights from WHO’s Regional Committee for the Western Pacific “Food marketing and safety, immunization, mother-to-child disease transmission, and strengthened health workforce and services are among the health priorities of member states at the 68th session of the World Health Organization Regional Committee for the…

ICRC Significantly Reduces Health Care Presence In Afghanistan After Attacks On Staff

New York Times: Red Cross Reduces Presence in Afghanistan After Staff Is Attacked “After 30 years of medical work during some of Afghanistan’s bloodiest times, the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Monday that it was drastically reducing its presence in the country after a series of attacks…

POLITICO Examines Health Care Worker Migration Among E.U. Nations

POLITICO: The E.U. exodus: When doctors and nurses follow the money “…More doctors and nurses move from one country to another than any other highly regulated profession in the E.U., and the flows often go from East to West, from poorer E.U. countries to richer ones. A POLITICO analysis of…

Investing In Health Workforce Critical To Achieving SDGs

Frontline Health Workers Coalition: To Achieve SDGs, Grow Economies, We Must Invest in the Frontline Health Workforce Vince Blaser, director of the Frontline Health Workers Coalition, discusses a recent event sponsored by the Frontline Health Workers Coalition and other member and partner organizations on investing in the global health workforce.…

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