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Gates Blog Post Discusses Polio Eradication In India, Other Countries, India’s New Campaign To Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “The Optimist”: Congrats, India, you eradicated polio! What’s next? Journalist Ryan Bell discusses India’s success in eradicating polio, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative’s (GPEI) strategy to eliminate polio in other countries, and India’s campaign to eliminate lymphatic filariasis (LF), which uses lessons from its experience…

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Al Jazeera: WHO: Deadly plague breaks out on Uganda-Congo border (3/14). Borgen Magazine: The Road to Defeating Rotavirus Diarrhea (O’Brien, 3/17). Devex: Inside the largest hub for global humanitarian medical aid in the U.S. (Cheney, 3/18). Health Policy Watch: DNDi-led Study Finds Safer, Shorter Treatment For Debilitating Chagas Disease (Schlesinger,…

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CIDRAP News: WHO: Ebola spread in DRC still ‘moderate’ (Soucheray, 3/12). Devex: What next in the fight against Lassa fever? (Adepoju, 3/13). NPR: Measles Is Spiking Around The Globe. How Worried Should We Be? (Wamsley, 3/12). SciDev.Net: Vaccine cuts new pneumonia cases in kids by a quarter (Achieng’, 3/12). The…

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Agence France-Presse: Sri Lanka in bold bid to flush out open defecation (3/5). Agence France-Presse: Survivor antibody clears path for new Ebola vaccine (3/4). Agence France-Presse: Niger launches campaign to protect 6 mn children from meningitis (3/5). Al Jazeera: Colombia border hospitals struggle with Venezuelan migrant influx (Grattan, 3/5). CIDRAP…

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BBC News: Why Chinese mothers turned away from C-sections (Owen/Razak, 3/2). BBC News: Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh will no longer take in Myanmar refugees (3/1). BBC News: Kifafa: The mystery of East Africa’s ‘nodding disease’ (Gorvett, 2/28). Bloomberg: Smaller Countries Are Becoming the Healthiest (Blenford, 3/3). Bloomberg: The Bleak and Scary…

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…

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Agence France-Presse: 5,000 cases of tropical parasite in Libya: ministry (2/27). Devex: The midwives at the forefront of the birthing crisis in Cox’s Bazar (Kumar, 2/28). Inside Philanthropy: Who is Tackling the World’s Biggest Overlooked Health Crisis? (Dickow, 2/25). Inter Press Service: U.N. Accused of Failing to Move Aggressively Against…

New WHO Strategy Aims To Halve Death, Disability Burden Of Snakebite By 2030

University of Melbourne: New WHO strategy aims to halve the global impact of snakebite “A new World Health Organization (WHO) strategy aims to halve the impact of snakebite, which affects 5.4 million people globally each year, kills up to 138,000, and leaves 400,000 suffering permanent physical and psychological disabilities. University…

FT Health Discusses Report On Progress Toward NTD Prevention, Treatment In Africa, Features Interview With Fujifilm President On Company’s Health Care Endeavors

FT Health: Africa’s neglected poor The latest issue of the Financial Times’ weekly global health newsletter discusses results from an analysis by Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases, which tracks progress toward preventing and treating five common NTDs in Africa, and features an interview with Kenji Sukeno, president of Fujifilm,…