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PAHO Expert Discusses Efforts To Address AMR In Pew Interview

Pew Charitable Trusts: International Efforts Critical to Global Fight Against Superbugs David Hyun, senior officer for the Antibiotic Resistance Project at Pew, speaks with Pilar Ramon-Pardo, director of PAHO’s efforts to combat AMR, on “the threat posed by AMR and PAHO’s work to fight superbugs” in Latin America and the…

More News In Global Health

Associated Press/POLITICO: U.N. chief calls for compromise, sacrifice at climate talks (12/13). Devex: How hard to reach are the ‘hard to reach’? (Abrahams, 12/13). Devex: Supporting disability advocacy: Insights from Savina Nongebatu (Cornish, 12/12). Devex: Older generation at risk of being left behind in push for UHC (Root, 12/12). Global…

Regional Governments Must Urgently Address Venezuela’s Health Crisis

Washington Post: Venezuela’s health crisis demands an urgent regional response Tamara Taraciuk Broner, senior Americas researcher at Human Rights Watch, and Kathleen Page, associate professor and medical doctor at Johns Hopkins University “…The collapse of Venezuela’s health system has become evident to the world with the massive exodus of Venezuelans.…

Venezuela To Receive U.N. Emergency Funding To Address Humanitarian, Health Crises

IRIN: Venezuela to receive emergency U.N. aid for the first time “Venezuela is to receive more than $9 million in assistance from the U.N.’s Central Emergency Response Fund, according to the official list of 2018 allocations. … The largest tranche, $3,650,870, goes to the World Health Organization for ‘ensuring emergency…

IRIN Publishes Special Report On Health, Humanitarian Crises In Venezuela

IRIN: Venezuela: A humanitarian crisis denied “…In late August and early September, journalist Susan Schulman spent two weeks traveling across Venezuela, covering 1,400 kilometers from Carupano in the east to Tucuco in the far west, reporting on the impact of the crisis. Her stories reveal a desperate population struggling to…

Cuba Begins Withdrawing Doctors From Brazil; Situation Could Reduce Health Care Access For Those In Remote Areas

The Guardian: Thousands of Cuban doctors leave Brazil after Bolsonaro’s win “Cuba has begun withdrawing 8,300 doctors working in some of the poorest regions of Brazil, prompting fears that indigenous villages, small towns, and isolated rural communities could soon be left without medical care…” (Phillips/Augustin, 11/23). The Lancet: Cuban doctors’…

Washington Post Editorial, Opinion Piece Discuss Venezuela’s Humanitarian Crisis

Washington Post: Venezuela’s public health is in ruins. It must open the gates to aid. Editorial Board “War and disaster often capture the headlines, but another kind of catastrophe, the invisible spread of disease, is as lethal and heartbreaking. As chaos envelops Venezuela, bringing hunger, food shortages, hyperinflation, and flight…

U.S. Navy Hospital Ship Provides Care To Venezuelan Refugees Off Coast Of Colombia

The Guardian: U.S. navy hospital ship stokes tensions by giving Venezuelan refugees free care “A U.S. navy hospital ship moored off Colombia has started giving free medical care to Venezuelan refugees, in a move likely to rile officials in Caracas who deny the existence of a humanitarian crisis in their…

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