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USAID Releases April 2019 Issue Of Innovation And Impact Newsletter

USAID: Innovation and Impact Newsletter — April 2019 The latest issue of USAID’s Innovation and Impact Newsletter features a new report by the Rockefeller Foundation and USAID’s Center for Innovation and Impact (CII), with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, on artificial intelligence (AI) in global health; a summary of…

May 2019 Issue Of U.N. Special Magazine Available Online

U.N. Special: May 2019 Issue The May issue of U.N. Special magazine focuses on the World Health Organization and includes articles on various topics, including an interview with WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus about major achievements of and remaining challenges for the agency; an interview with Tedros about the role…

WHO Establishes Global Multidisciplinary Technical Group On Digital Health

Becker’s Hospital Review: WHO recruits digital health experts for new department “The World Health Organization has established a new Digital Health Department to advise the United Nations agency on and steer the development of technology initiatives in health care, WHO announced on May 10…” (Park, 5/10). Health Policy Watch: WHO…

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Agence France-Presse: Pakistan demands Facebook remove polio vaccine misinformation (5/3). Fast Company: How a wooden bench in Zimbabwe is starting a revolution in mental health (Riley, 5/4). Health Policy Watch: New Polio Eradication Strategy Faces Challenges Of “Missing Children” Due To Geographic Isolation, Migration, Insecurity (Branigan, 5/3). Nature: U.K. medical…

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Associated Press: U.N. ‘alarmed’ over migrant conditions in Yemen (5/2). The BMJ: Practicing medicine amid chaos in Venezuela (Zuñiga, 5/3). The Economist: The antibiotic industry is broken (5/2). Foreign Policy: ‘We Need a New Vision in Development’ (Hirsh, 5/1). Fortune: The WHO Has Diagnostic Codes for People Hit by Spacecraft…

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Al Jazeera: Bill Gates on ending disease, saving lives: ‘Time is on our side’ (4/27). Associated Press: U.N.: No screen time for babies; only 1 hour for kids under 5 (4/24). Devex: How medical marijuana could help this country finance the SDGs (Saldinger, 4/26). Devex: Solar holds promise for remote…

Drones To Deliver Medicines, Vaccines, Blood Supplies Across Ghana

Financial Times: Drones to deliver medicines to 12m people in Ghana “The world’s largest drone delivery network, ferrying 150 different medicines and vaccines, as well as blood, to 2,000 clinics in remote parts of Ghana, is set to be announced on Wednesday. The network represents a big expansion for the…

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Agence France-Presse: In South Sudan, illness is as deadly as war (4/19). Borgen Magazine: Positive Deviance: A Solution for Malnutrition in Vietnam? (Newsome, 4/18). Health24: Common contraceptive could raise TB risk, study finds (4/18). Inter Press Service: Egypt’s Food Challenge: a Good Effort but Not Enough (Srour, 4/18). The Lancet:…

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GMA News Online: PHL must step up efforts to improve Filipinas’ reproductive rights — UNFPA (4/16). New Humanitarian: The humanitarian fallout from Libya’s newest war (Stephen, 4/15). New York Times: In African Villages, These Phones Become Ultrasound Scanners (McNeil/Mbabazi, 4/15). Reuters: Cholera cases rise in Kenya’s capital, top hospital says…