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Global Health Council Releases 2019 Global Health Briefing Book

Global Health Council: A Guide to U.S. Investments in Global Health: Transforming Communities Worldwide Loyce Pace, president and executive director of the Global Health Council, introduces the 2019 Global Health Briefing Book, “a resource for well-informed decision making on issues involving U.S. engagement in global health.” The full report and…

USAID Releases February 2019 Issue Of Innovation And Impact Newsletter

USAID: Innovation and Impact Newsletter — February 2019 The latest issue of USAID’s Innovation and Impact Newsletter features an article on the Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) in Global Health Coordinating Body, which “supports country governments, donors, technology, and implementing partners to make more informed decisions about integrating UAS in supply…

USAID Fact Sheets Provide Overview Of U.S. Global Health Efforts In Liberia

USAID: Global Health Security Agenda Program This fact sheet provides an overview of the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) and its efforts in Liberia, noting, “In Liberia, GHSA supports a multi-sector coordination mechanism for sampling and testing animals; builds capacity of animal health professionals for risk-based epidemiology and response; and…

Film Producer Discusses How Virtual Reality Videos Could Play Role In Addressing HIV Stigma

Open Society Foundations’ “Voices”: Can a Virtual Reality Video Help Fight Anti-HIV Stigma? Film producer Sydelle Willow Smith discusses the role of virtual reality (VR) videos in addressing HIV stigma, writing, “Projects like this are vital to help address the myths and misinformation that fuel the stigma and discrimination that…

More News In Global Health

Al Jazeera: More warnings about humanitarian crises in Central Africa (Idris, 1/29). Associated Press: German governing parties compromise in abortion dispute (1/29). Forbes: This Aid Agency Intends To Use Microsoft AI To Solve World Hunger And Malnutrition (Baxi, 1/28). The Guardian: ‘It kills within hours’: two die as cholera outbreak…

Artificial Intelligence Algorithm Detects Cervical Precancers Better Than Experts, Study Shows

Agence France-Presse: AI beats expert doctors at finding cervical pre-cancers “Artificial intelligence may be poised to wipe out cervical cancer, after a study showed on Thursday computer algorithms can detect pre-cancerous lesions far better than trained experts or conventional screening tests. According to the World Health Organization, cervical cancer is…

Technology, Innovation Has Role But Will Not Address ‘Problems At The Heart’ Of Humanitarian Challenges

IRIN: Humanitarianism is in crisis. Digital innovation won’t fix it Mark Duffield, professor emeritus at the Global Insecurities Centre at the University of Bristol “…[D]onor governments have seen their influence decline as their political pursuit of austerity and domestic retrenchment increases and multilateralism loses its cohesion. Countering this negative prospect,…

Machine Learning Could Improve Global Access To, Management Of Health

WIRED: Machine learning can fix how we manage health on a global scale Peter Piot, director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine “Harnessing machine learning to improve health is a major ambition for both medical practitioners and the health care industry. If the two can join forces…

January 2019 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The January 2019 WHO Bulletin features articles on various topics, including an editorial calling for papers on ethical challenges of digital technologies in public health; a news article on the continuing threat of Zika; and a research article on using the polio program…