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Sexual Violence Rampant In War-Torn South Sudan, Amnesty International Report Shows

Associated Press: South Sudan Sexual Violence on ‘Massive Scale,’ Report Says “…Four years into South Sudan’s devastating civil war, the world’s youngest nation is reeling from sexual violence on a ‘massive scale,’ a new Amnesty International report says. Thousands of women, children, and some men are suffering in silence, grappling…

FT Health Discusses Workplace Health, Features Interview With U.K.’s Chief Medical Officer

FT Health: Boardroom commitment key to healthier workforce The latest issue of the Financial Times’ weekly global health newsletter discusses FT’s new Health at Work report, includes an interview with U.K. Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies, and features a roundup of other global health-related news stories (Jack/Dodd, 9/15).

International Community Should Prioritize Mental Health

HuffPost: Mental Health Money Can’t Just Follow Bombs, Bullets And Trauma Craig Kielburger and Marc Kielburger, co-founders of WE “…[T]he problem [of mental health disorders] is often overlooked in light of other pressing development priorities. … For many, the logic is inescapable. In the hierarchy of needs, lifting people out…

FT Health Discusses Lancet Global Health Commission On High-Quality Care, Features Interview With CMO/Co-Founder Of Company Working On Depression Treatment

FT Health: Quality not quantity The latest issue of the Financial Times’ weekly global health newsletter discusses findings from the Lancet Global Health Commission on High-Quality Care, highlighting an accompanying report and podcast. The issue also features an interview with Ekaterina Malievskaia, chief medical officer and co-founder of Compass Pathways,…

More News In Global Health

Devex: Syria’s humanitarian crisis not likely to end in 2019, U.N. expert says (Lieberman, 10/5). Inter Press Service: Over and Under Nutrition: Two Sides of an Unhealthy Coin (Yakupitiyage, 10/4). IRIN: “If the water finishes, we will leave”: Drought is forcing hundreds of thousands of Afghans from their homes (Glinski,…

More COVID-19 & Global Health News

AP: U.N. aid chief: Funding shortage cuts aid to 4 million Yemenis (Lederer, 10/15). Devex: Which bilateral donors are supporting mental health? (Smith/Cordale, 10/14). Devex: $100M genomic sequencing initiative launches in Africa (Chakamba, 10/15). STAT: Thank this Ebola-fighting African doctor for monoclonal antibody treatments (Jenson, 10/15). U.N. News: Invest in…

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