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Building Awareness Vital To Preventing, Treating Leishmaniasis

The Conversation: Leishmaniasis needs more attention: it causes skin lesions, and can kill Ramona Hurdayal, lecturer and team leader at the Leishmaniasis Research Group at the University of Cape Town, and Raphael Taiwo Aruleba, PhD candidate at the University of Cape Town “…Leishmaniasis was first identified in the 1900s. Since…

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Associated Press: Duterte critics laud U.N. vote to scrutinize drug killings (Gomez, 7/12). Deutsche Welle: Sugary drink consumption increases cancer risk, research suggests (7/11). Devex: Q&A: Engaging the private sector on health security (Cornish, 7/12). Devex: Is it time to take ‘more of a gamble’ to scale nutrition interventions? (Welsh,…

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CIDRAP News: Maternal Zika infection tied to poor development in 32% of tots (Roos, 7/9). CIDRAP News: Data show MERS cases, deaths on decline since 2016 (Soucheray, 7/9). Devex: What does the commitment to green U.K. aid mean in practice? (Root, 7/10). The Guardian: Device could bring both solar power…

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The Atlantic: What Facebucks Can Do for the Global Poor (Lowrey, 6/27). Avert: Infants less likely to become HIV-infected with male partner involvement (Mahon, 6/26). The Guardian: ‘People are very scared’: fighting dengue fever in Brazil — in pictures (6/27). The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Recognition for Chagas disease (Burki, July…

Portable, Rapid Diagnostic Test For Yaws Could Reignite Eradication Efforts

The Telegraph: ‘A forgotten disease’: the diagnostic test which could revive the battle to eradicate yaws “A rapid diagnostic test to identify yaws, a debilitating skin disease which affects thousands of the world’s poorest children, could reinvigorate efforts to eradicate the illness, experts say…” (Newey, 6/21).

Long-Term Commitment, Investment Needed To Implement WHO Snakebite Strategy

The Lancet: Snakebite — emerging from the shadows of neglect Editorial Board “…The burden of snakebite death and disability is equal to that of prostate or cervical cancer, and is greater than any other neglected tropical disease. Yet investment into snakebite has been just £30 million between 2008 and 2017,…

WHA Delegates Approve Creation Of World Chagas Day

Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative: Following 110 years of neglect, an official day for Chagas disease is declared “The International Federation of People Affected by Chagas Disease (FINDECHAGAS) … celebrates the creation of the World Day of People Affected by Chagas at the 72nd World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva,…

Media Outlets Report On Final Days Of World Health Assembly

CBS News: World Health Organization removes “gender identity disorder” from list of mental illnesses (Lewis, 5/28). Devex: Transparency, migrant health wrap up 72nd World Health Assembly (Ravelo/Chadwick, 5/29). Global Health NOW: A View Inside the Whirlwind: Loyce Pace on #WHA72 (Simpson, 5/28). NPR: Snakebites And Kissing Bugs Among Surprise Items…

Media Outlets Cover Various Outcomes, News From World Health Assembly

CNN: Chinese medicine gains WHO acceptance but it has many critics (Hunt, 5/26). CNN: Burnout is an official medical diagnosis, World Health Organization says (Prior, 5/27). Devex: WHO seeks equitable answer to health worker shortage (Chadwick, 5/25). Devex: Global health actors share different perspectives as WHO reform unfolds (Ravelo, 5/25).…

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…