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Global Health Community Addresses Various COVID-19 Topics

CSIS: Which Covid-19 Future Will We Choose? J. Stephen Morrison, senior vice president and director, and Anna Carroll, associate fellow, both with the Global Health Policy Center at CSIS (4/1). Chicago Council: Next Generation — The Impact of COVID-19 on the Future of Food Systems in Africa Oyewale Abioye, Centre…

April 2020 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The April 2020 WHO Bulletin features articles on ethical considerations for artificial intelligence in the health sector, including an editorial on balancing the risks and benefits of artificial intelligence in the health sector, a news article about regulating digital health, and a policy…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic

The Atlantic: When Disease Comes, Rulers Grab More Power Anne Applebaum, staff writer at the Atlantic (3/23). The Atlantic: What the Great Plague of Athens Can Teach Us Now Katherine Kelaidis, resident scholar at the National Hellenic Museum (3/23). Bloomberg: Coronavirus Will Forever Change Global Order Brooke Sample, editor for…

IntraHealth International Blog Post Highlights 10 Global Health Issues To Watch In New Decade

IntraHealth International’s “VITAL”: 10 Global Health Issues to Watch in the 2020s Margarite Nathe, principal editor and writer at IntraHealth International, outlines 10 global health issues to watch in this next decade: infectious diseases and potential pandemics; fake news; climate change; supply chains; digital health; mental health; heart disease, cancer,…

Harvard Kennedy School Paper Discusses Potential Threats To Health Intelligence Systems

Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs: Weaponizing Digital Health Intelligence Margaret Bourdeaux, research director for the Security and Global Health Project at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, and colleagues discuss the role of digital information and communication systems in health emergencies…

Media Outlets Report On Efforts To Develop Coronavirus Vaccine, Related Science

AFP: U.S. developing vaccine against deadly China virus: officials (1/28). Financial Times: The scientist leading the race to develop a coronavirus vaccine (Kuchler et al., 1/29). Foreign Policy: The Wuhan Virus Is Not a Lab-Made Bioweapon (Ling, 1/29). Globe and Mail: Race is on as coalition sets tight timeline for…

Royal Philips CEO Outlines Strategies For Improving Access To Care Globally

World Economic Forum: Here’s how to improve access to healthcare around the world Frans van Houten, chief executive officer at Royal Philips, discusses strategies for improving access to care globally, including the roles of the private sector and technology (1/15).

More News In Global Health

AP: Australian wildfire smoke stokes health fears in cities (McGuirk, 1/15). Devex: Leprosy lives on in Nigeria, 20 years after its ‘elimination’ as a public health problem (Unah, 1/15). DW: Using smartphone tech to improve maternal health in Uganda (Yiga, 1/14). Forbes: Children Are Disappearing In Bangladesh (Ferguson, 1/14). Global…

Expert Discusses Privacy, Human Rights Implications Of Digital Health

BMJ Opinion: Ilona Kickbusch: The dark side of digital health Ilona Kickbusch, director of the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland, discusses some of the implications of extensive data collection and other aspects of digital health for privacy and human rights…

Kenya Expands Use Of IntraHealth’s iHRIS Software To Manage Health Workers Contracted Through PEPFAR

IntraHealth International: Kenya Now Uses iHRIS Software to Manage PEPFAR Health Workforce “The government of Kenya is now using IntraHealth’s iHRIS software to manage 25,000 health workers contracted through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). IntraHealth already supports national and county governments in managing Kenya’s 67,000 public sector…

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