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Agence France-Presse: One-stop clinics, a rare lifesaver for Zimbabwe’s sick (Jongwe, 7/20). Al Jazeera: ‘Toxic stress’: Addressing mental health needs in Sierra Leone (Werner/Acland, 7/21). Devex: Could permagardens help solve refugee malnutrition? (Root, 7/22). Global Health NOW: A Neglected Disease, A Lab Researcher, And Real Life (Silberner, 7/11). The Guardian:…

Essential Cancer Medicines Must Be More Affordable

Financial Times: Time to make essential cancer drugs more affordable James Love, director of Knowledge Ecology International, and Ellen ‘t Hoen, first director of the Medicines Patent Pool and director of Medicines Law & Policy “…[T]he WHO added 12 medicines for five cancer treatments to its list [of essential medicines],…

NIH Publishes Largest Genomic Study Of Type 2 Diabetes In Sub-Saharan African Populations; Findings Demonstrate Importance Of Studying All Populations

National Institutes of Health: NIH publishes the largest genomic study on type 2 diabetes in sub-Saharan African populations “National Institute of Health researchers have reported the largest genomic study of type 2 diabetes (T2D) in sub-Saharan Africans, with data from more than 5,000 individuals from Nigeria, Ghana, and Kenya. Researchers…

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Devex: How health care workers can protect themselves from occupational illness (Root, 7/19). Inter Press Service: The Road to Zero Hunger (Gunawardena, 7/17). New Humanitarian: Betting on biometrics to boost child vaccination rates (Parker, 7/18). New Humanitarian: Somalia’s displacement camp ‘gatekeepers’ — ‘parasites’ or aid partners? (Mumin, 7/18). NPR: The…

Lancet Series Addresses Shortcomings In Global Dental Care, Calls For Reform

The Guardian: ‘Inadequate’ health response leaves 3.5bn with poor dental care “Scientists are calling for radical reform of dental care, tighter regulation of the sugar industry, and greater transparency around conflict of interests in dental research to tackle the high and rising toll of oral disease such as mouth cancers.…

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Fox News: Philippines declares national emergency after more than 100,000 people contract dengue fever (Dedaj, 7/17). The Guardian: Babies in Nepal get quarter of calories from junk food, study finds (Boseley, 7/17). The Guardian: Indonesian women suffering ‘epidemic’ of domestic violence, activists warn (Lamb, 7/17). Inter Press Service: U.N. Report…

Ending Hunger, Addressing Obesity Critical To Achieving SDG 2

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Opinion: Bolder actions are needed to eradicate hunger and fight obesity José Graziano da Silva, director general of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) “Our food systems are distorted, and unless bolder actions are taken soon to fix them, humanity is at grave risk of increasing…

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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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Al Jazeera: Ex-U.N. chief joins chorus of concern over floods at Rohingya camps (7/11). CIDRAP News: U.K. to test new payment model for antibiotics (Dall, 7/10). Deutsche Welle: Libya conflict: No end in sight to humanitarian crisis (7/9). Deutsche Welle: Health insurance for world’s poorest people (Zimmerman, 7/10). Devex: ‘Difficult…