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WHO Recommends Yellow Fever Immunization For Visitors To Brazil’s Sao Paulo State

Associated Press: WHO: All of Sao Paulo state at risk for yellow fever “The World Health Organization announced Tuesday that it now considers all of Sao Paulo state at risk for yellow fever, recommending that all international visitors to the state be vaccinated. That puts the megacity of Sao Paulo…

Pan American Journal Of Public Health Features Special Issue On Immunization In Americas

PAHO/WHO: Special issue of PAHO’s scientific journal explores the past, present, and future of vaccination in the Americas “The countries of the Americas have been world leaders in controlling diseases through vaccination over the past century. But does this past experience guarantee similar success with immunization going forward? This and…

Governments, Health Organizations Should Strengthen Tobacco Control Policies

Project Syndicate: Seeing Through Big Tobacco’s Smokescreen Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO director general, and Tabaré Ramón Vázquez, president of Uruguay “…Around the world, tobacco use kills more than seven million people annually. Enough is enough; at this critical moment, we must not let the momentum slip. Governments and health organizations…

USAID Invests Nearly $42M To Support WASH Activities In Haiti

Haiti Libre: Haiti — USA : $42M to support access to drinking water and sanitation “The United States took another step to support access to clean water for Haiti’s citizens and continuing the fight against cholera. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Water and Sanitation project supports the goal…

More News In Global Health

Miami Herald: This Cuban industry began with 6 scientists, a tiny lab — and Fidel Castro’s obsession (Whitefield, 12/15). Reuters: Four dead in ambush of World Food Programme convoy in Nigeria (Hazzad et al., 12/18). STAT: Are free physicals a ‘ruse’? Questions swirl about public health program in China (Robbins,…

Brazil Must Reboot National AIDS Strategy

Bloomberg: Brazil’s AIDS Fight Falls Victim to Success Mac Margolis, author “…Data from the public health ministry released early this month shows that AIDS — a scourge Brazil appeared on track to beat — is on the rise among some demographics (young men) and regions (the north and northeast). ……

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