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DW Examines Challenges Of Rising Obesity Rates In Some African Countries

DW: Obesity in Africa: A looming health catastrophe”In the past, Africa has often been portrayed as a starving and hungry continent. That seems to be changing rapidly. Obesity is now becoming a huge health challenge especially among the low- and middle-class in Africa’s urban cities. Eight out of the 20…

Estimated 800K People Die By Suicide Each Year, WHO Report Says On World Suicide Prevention Day

U.N. News: One person dies by suicide every 40 seconds: new U.N. health agency report”Despite progress in national prevention strategies, one person dies by suicide every 40 seconds, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Director-General lamented on Monday, highlighting key findings of the agency’s latest report on global suicide estimates. Speaking…

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AFP: Aid sent to displaced Syrians near Jordan border: U.N. (9/6). Associated Press: AP Explains: Why Mexican Women March Against Gender Violence (Guthrie, 9/8). Devex: The role WASH programming plays in tackling malnutrition (Jerving, 9/9). Global Voices: Community-based approaches to bridging the mental health care gap in India (Verma, 9/7). The Guardian: How snakebites…

WHO Urges Southeast Asia Region To Strengthen Efforts To Eliminate Cervical Cancer

WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia: Accelerate efforts to eliminate cervical cancer: WHO”World Health Organization urged countries in its South-East Asia Region to accelerate efforts to eliminate cervical cancer by 2030. ‘Countries need to expand vaccination, screening, detection, and treatment services for everyone, everywhere to address the growing problem of…

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Bloomberg: Superbugs Deadlier Than Cancer Put Chemotherapy Into Question (Gale, 9/5). Devex: Australian support for African spatial data (Cornish,9/5). The Guardian: Malaria breakthrough as scientists find ‘highly effective’ way to kill parasite (Njeru, 9/5). Homeland Preparedness News: Gavi launches $7.4B campaign to vaccinate 300 million people by 2025 (Galford, 9/4). New Humanitarian: Male rape survivors…

Opinion Piece Urges Governments To Increase Resources, Financing For Tobacco Control Efforts, Especially In LMICs

IPS: Why Governments Must Prioritise Sustained Tobacco Control Investment in Low- & Middle-Income NationsRyan Forrest, policy and research adviser; Sara Rose Taylor, research officer; and Mafoya Dossoumon communications manager, all with the Framework Convention Alliance for Tobacco Control “Trends in global consumption of cigarettes haven’t improved since the World Health Organization’s…

GAO Report Reviews U.S. Global Tobacco Control Efforts

U.S. Government Accountability Office: Global Tobacco Control: U.S. Efforts Have Primarily Focused on Research and Surveillance This GAO report reviews U.S. global tobacco control efforts, examining funding and activities related to global tobacco control in fiscal years 2015-2018 through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, USAID, and the…

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Al Jazeera: Why is Bangladesh grappling with a record dengue fever outbreak? (Mahmud, 8/7). CIDRAP News: MERS analysis highlights concerns over health care spread (Schnirring, 8/7). NPR: This Handy New Device Might Help KO Cholera (Palca/Neilson, 8/7). NPR: A Doctor’s Insights Into Gun Violence And Gun Laws Around The World…