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Global Community Must Take Action Against Snakebite Envenoming

The Lancet Global Health: WHO’s Snakebite Envenoming Strategy for prevention and control Ren Minghui, assistant director general for communicable diseases at WHO, and colleagues from Tanzania and WHO “…A key aspect of this [new snakebite] strategy will be to engage and empower communities in preventing venomous snakebites and increasing training…

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Devex: Health worker attacks are up, but numbers might not tell the full story (Lieberman, 5/21). Global Health NOW: Start Local to Stop Air Pollution (5/19). Global Press Journal: Unclear Abortion Laws in Uganda Leave Women Who Are Raped Unsure of Options (Segawa, 5/19). Global Press Journal: In Zambia, Rumors…

KFF Releases Updated Fact Sheet Breaking Down U.S. Global Health Budget By Program Area

Kaiser Family Foundation: Breaking Down the U.S. Global Health Budget by Program Area The U.S. government is the largest donor to global health in the world. This KFF fact sheet breaks down the U.S. global health budget by program area: HIV/PEPFAR; tuberculosis (TB); malaria/the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI); the Global…

WHO Launches Online Resource To Guide R&D Of Health Products Addressing Global Health Issues

World Health Organization: Smarter research & development to tackle global health priorities “Today, WHO’s new Science Division launched an online resource to guide the development of new health products for which there are limited markets or incentives for research and development. An essential tool for realizing universal health coverage, the…

Journalist Discusses Efforts To Reduce Japanese Encephalitis Cases Through Vaccination Efforts

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “The Optimist”: The secret journey of an effective vaccine Caroline Lambert, journalist and former visiting fellow at the Center for Global Development, discusses efforts to address Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in countries in Asia and the Pacific, including the role of PATH in leading vaccination efforts…

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Al Jazeera: U.N. raises Libya aid alarm as Tripoli clashes intensify (4/22). The BMJ: Breast ironing (Robinson, 4/23). Business Live: Research buzzes along but science is still scratching the surface of beating malaria (Oliver, 4/23). Devex: Q&A: How Gavi can adapt to tackle equity and conflict (Igoe, 4/23). Devex: Q&A:…

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Agence France-Presse: Yemen risks ‘massive resurgence’ of cholera: Oxfam (4/19). Bloomberg: Cholera Hits Kenyan Capital on Shortage of Clean Water: Report (Doya, 4/20). The Guardian: ‘The harder you look the more you find’: Nepal’s hidden leprosy (Ratcliffe, 4/22). Health Policy Watch: DNDi: ‘Bench-To-Bedside’ Approach Needed For Drug & Vaccine Response…

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Devex: ‘Wise persons’ to scrutinize E.U. development finance (Chadwick, 4/16). Devex: Q&A: ICRC chief on why international NGOs ‘are at extreme risk’ (Igoe, 4/16). Devex: Q&A: How a skeptic helped design Co-Impact’s approach to giving (Cheney, 4/17). Fast Company: Bill Gates isn’t scared of sharks, but he wants nothing to…