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Afghanistan’s Taliban Lifts Ban On WHO, With Conditions

Reuters: Afghanistan’s Taliban lifts ban on World Health Organization “Afghanistan’s Taliban insurgency has lifted a ban on World Health Organization activities in areas the militants control, a spokesman for the Islamist group said, reversing a stance that had been complicating efforts to eradicate polio. … In the statement, the Taliban…

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Associated Press: Mexican state becomes 2nd jurisdiction to legalize abortion (9/25). BBC: The tiny kingdom fighting an epidemic (Ro, 9/26). Reuters: Health workers aim to save lives of mothers and babies with smartphone data (Kelland, 9/25). Reuters: Liberian hospital patients turned away as medical strike bites (Toweh et al., 9/25).…

World Leaders Sign U.N. Declaration On Universal Health Coverage

The Telegraph: World leaders pledge that no one will fall into poverty because of health costs “World leaders have committed to providing health care for all in what has been described as a ‘landmark’ declaration. At a high-level meeting at this week’s United Nations General Assembly world leaders signed a…

Nations, NGOs Must Commit To Training Health Care Workers Worldwide To Achieve UHC

Devex: Opinion: We need a Marshall Plan to train health care workers around the globe Rabih Torbay, president and CEO of Project HOPE “…[The U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goal on universal health coverage (SDG 3.8)] is both a lofty goal and a worthy one. But in order to realistically achieve it,…

Financial Times Publishes Special Report On Future Of African Health Care

Financial Times: Special Report: The Future of African Healthcare “Healthcare systems across Africa are underfunded and understaffed. But clinicians and politicians are campaigning to secure more funds, improve medical training, widen access to vaccines, tackle counterfeit drugs, and develop more affordable medicines.” This series features six articles and an opinion…

Guardian, Telegraph Examine Potential Impacts Of Climate Change On Health

The Guardian: ‘Like a sunburn on your lungs’: how does the climate crisis impact health? “The climate crisis is making people sicker — worsening illnesses ranging from seasonal allergies to heart and lung disease. Children, pregnant people, and the elderly are the most at risk from extreme weather and rising…

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Al Jazeera: Philippines: Worst dengue outbreak in years kills over a thousand (Santos, 9/17). Devex: ‘Assertive authorities’ threaten humanitarian ethics (Mednick, 9/17). Homeland Preparedness News: European Commission, WHO co-host Global Vaccination Summit to highlight vaccine benefits (Galford, 9/16). MedPage Today: In 1995, There Was No AIDS Conference — Here’s What…