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Science Perspective Article Discusses Potential Role Of Transmissible Microbiota In NCDs

Science: Are noncommunicable diseases communicable? B. Brett Finlay, professor at Michael Smith Laboratories and the Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Microbiology and Immunology at the University of British Columbia, and colleagues discuss how some noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) could have a microbial component and thus might be communicable via…

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Devex: Opinion: Improving health outcomes in Papua New Guinea Amy Gildea, managing director of international development, Asia Pacific for Coffey (1/15). Devex: Opinion: Advances in AI and satellites can help us meet the SDGs Rhiannan Price, director of the sustainable development practice at Maxar (1/16). Forbes: Tokyo, 15 Others: Newest…

Brookings Blog Post Discusses Future Of Development, Life Expectancy

Brookings Institution: Future Development: Living into the 22nd century In the second part of a four-part blog series on the future of development, Wolfgang Fengler, lead economist for finance, competitiveness, and innovation at the World Bank, discusses life expectancy projections for infants born in 2020 and writes, “We need a…

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Devex: U.N. shuttering of Syria crossings creates new burden for local NGOs, millions of civilians (Lieberman, 1/14). Devex: Can gender-based violence services find a foothold in humanitarian settings? (Rogers, 1/14). The Economist: Globally, roads are deadlier than HIV or murder (1/13). The Guardian: Fox urges Johnson to merge Foreign Office…

WHO/Europe, Partners To Host Workshop On Preventing Violence Against Children

WHO Regional Office for Europe: Violence against children: tackling hidden abuse “Each year, at least 55 million children experience some form of violence in the WHO European Region, including physical, sexual, emotional, and psychological violence. … WHO/Europe, with support from Nordic Cooperation and the Global Partnership to End Violence Against…

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The BMJ: WHO retracts opioid guidelines after accepting that industry had an influence (Dyer, 1/10). Borgen Magazine: Empowering Women in Kenya with Reusable Pads (Kiessling, 1/11). Borgen Magazine: Why World Hunger is Still a Problem? (Wanyonyi, 1/10). Devex: As OPIC shuts its doors, former leaders reflect (Saldinger, 1/13). Devex: Q&A:…

ACSH Blog Post Examines Associations Between Infectious Diseases, Cancer Globally

American Council on Science and Health: Globally, 12% Of Cancers Are Due To Infectious Disease Alex Berezow, vice president of scientific communications at ACSH, discusses several of the preventable and/or treatable infectious diseases responsible for causing about 12% of cancer cases worldwide. Berezow concludes, “If we could eliminate or severely…

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ABC: Pacific nations Vanuatu and PNG pledge aid for Australia’s bushfires (Ewart/Handley, 1/6). AP: Indonesia‚Äôs flooded capital disinfected to fend off disease (Karmini, 1/5). Borgen Magazine: Vietnamese Agent Orange Victims (Stephens, 1/6). Christian Science Monitor: Congo Ebola crisis: To fight disease, an anthropologist heals distrust (Brown, 1/3). Dawn: Polio cases…

New Issue Of NIH Fogarty International Center’s ‘Global Health Matters’ Newsletter Available

NIH Fogarty International Center: FIC Global Health Matters The most recent issue of the Fogarty International Center’s newsletter contains various articles addressing global health topics, including pieces on humanitarian care, HIV-associated non-communicable diseases, women living with HIV in Uganda and South Africa, and building Ebola-related research capacity in West Africa…