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Global Fund, Thomson Reuters Foundation Partnership To Work To Dismantle Barriers To Health Services, Executives Write In Opinion Piece

Thomson Reuters Foundation: OPINION: End epidemics by breaking down human rights barriers to health Peter Sands, executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and Antonio Zappulla, chief executive of the Thomson Reuters Foundation “…Human rights-related barriers to health, some explicit, others expressed in behaviors and…

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Devex: Q&A: Why eradicating HIV by 2030 is idealistic and too optimistic (12/10). Devex: Donors should do more on school meals, says WFP (Ravelo, 12/9). The Guardian: Harare’s heroine: how Esther Zinyoro made her home a maternity ward (Chingono, 12/10). Healio: Bedaquiline-based treatment associated with favorable outcomes in patients with…

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Devex: A ‘new generation of inequalities’ requires sharper measurement, UNDP chief says (Lieberman, 12/9). Financial Times: FT Health: Regenerative Medicine (Multiple authors, 12/8). The Guardian: Nepal makes first ‘period hut’ arrest after woman dies during banned custom (Budhathoki, 12/6). Health Policy Watch: Cancer Organizations Across Latin America Vow To Intensify…

Media Outlets Continue Coverage Of WHO Global Malaria Report

The Economist: Malaria infections have stopped falling (12/5). Financial Times: Progress in malaria prevention questioned by health experts (Jack, 12/5). Xinhua: Anti-malaria progress slows, critical targets likely to miss: WHO (12/5).

More Pregnant Women, Children Protected From Malaria But Global Progress Remains Stalled, Needs More Funding, WHO Report Says

CIDRAP News: Malaria progress stall continues, but more pregnant women and kids protected “Though progress against malaria continues to stall, mainly due to funding gaps, the World Health Organization (WHO) in its annual report [Wednesday] highlighted a promising development: more pregnant women and children were protected against the disease. In…

Efforts To Prevent Malaria Stalled Worldwide With More Funding Needed, WHO Report Says

Reuters: Malaria fight stalling at ‘unacceptably high level’ of deaths: WHO “Malaria still infects millions of people every year and kills more than 400,000 — mostly children in Africa — because the fight against the mosquito-borne disease has stalled, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. Funding for the global…

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Bloomberg: Fighting Malaria with Drones (12/4). CIDRAP News: Novel additions to malaria bed nets increase effectiveness (Soucheray, 12/3). Devex: The environmental impact of balancing the food system is still unknown (Cornish, 12/4). Devex: Biometrics use is becoming routine. Can regulation catch up? (Lieberman, 12/4). Homeland Preparedness News: WHO report details…

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AP: Group: 5 more years of Yemen war to cost $29 billion in aid (Magdy, 12/2). Borgen Magazine: An Examination of Elizabeth Warren’s Foreign Policy Platform (Ross, 11/30). Devex: Full sanitation in rural areas is a century away, warn expert groups (Root, 11/29). Devex: The role of data in innovative…

U.S. Presidential Candidates Should Commit To Ending AIDS, TB, Malaria, Preventing Disease Outbreaks Globally, Opinion Piece Says

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Opinion: Candidates, help Atlanta, world end HIV, other pandemics Jonathan Colasanti, assistant professor of medicine at Emory University and associate medical director in the Infectious Disease Program of Grady Health System “…[A] critical issue overlooked thus far [by Democratic presidential candidates] is how the next President will tackle…

Some Homemade, Traditional Soups Have Antimalarial Properties, Research Shows

AFP: Mum knows best: Homemade soup may fight malaria “…A new study suggests that certain homemade broths — made from chicken, beef, or even just vegetables — might have properties that can help fight malaria. Researcher Jake Baum of Imperial College London asked children from diverse cultural backgrounds at state-funded…