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Borgen Magazine: Gene Therapy to Possibly Cure Sickle Cell Disease in Africa (Shores, 11/20). Borgen Magazine: How World Organizations Fight the Health Crisis in African Countries (Kuzel, 11/19). Borgen Magazine: How Technology is Advancing Global Healthcare (Hudson, 11/19). Borgen Magazine: The United States’ Fight Against Locusts in East Africa (Scalora,…

WHO Announces New Certification Program To Recognize Countries For Efforts To Eliminate Trans-Fatty Acids From National Food Supplies

WHO: WHO announces certification program for trans fat elimination “A new WHO Certification Program for Trans Fat Elimination aims to recognize countries that have eliminated industrially produced trans-fatty acids (TFA) from their national food supplies. This is the first-ever certification program that will recognize countries for their efforts to eliminate…

Gains In Health, Education, Social Protections Slow In Africa Prior To Pandemic; Nearly 20% Of COVID-Related Deaths In Africa Associated With Diabetes; Doctors In Kenya Threaten Strike Over Safety

Devex: Progress in health and education slows in Africa while social protections deteriorate “Overall gains made in health and education are slowing on the African continent and progress on social protection is deteriorating, according to a decade’s worth of data on African governance compiled and analyzed by the Mo Ibrahim…

WHO Announces Plan To Eliminate Cervical Cancer Worldwide By 2050

U.N. News: WHO rolls out plan to rid world of cervical cancer, saving millions of lives “The World Health Organization (WHO) set out a strategy on Tuesday for eliminating cervical cancer, which would avoid the death of an estimated five million women and girls from the disease, by 2050. ……

School Reopenings In Africa Bring Anxiety; Coronavirus Circulating Earlier Than Thought In Italy; Iran Experiencing Worst Epidemic In Middle East; U.S. Passes 11M Cases

AFRICA AP: As schools reopen in Africa, relief is matched by anxiety (Muhumuza/Odula, 11/16). ASIA Reuters: China finds coronavirus on frozen meat, packaging from Latin America, New Zealand (Singh et al., 11/15). Reuters: N.Korea’s Kim orders tightening of anti-virus measures amid global pandemic — KCNA (Cha, 11/15). EUROPE The Guardian:…

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BBC: How North Korea is trying to tackle smoking (Bhat, 11/14). Forbes: Lives Lost On The World’s Roads — ‘A Covid-19 Pandemic Every Year’ (Mohn, 11/15). Foreign Policy: U.N. Peacemaking in the Age of Plague (Lynch, 11/13). The Guardian: The defeat of polio proved that immunization saved lives, but there’s…

Decentralizing Care, Strengthening Health Systems, Taking Person-Centered Approach Vital To Addressing NCDs, Opinion Piece Says

Devex: Opinion: COVID-19 is epicenter of bigger health earthquake — NCDs. Here’s reason for optimism. Gina Agiostratidou, program director for the Helmsley Charitable Trust’s type 1 diabetes program “Devastating as it is, COVID-19 is only the epicenter of a much bigger health earthquake, magnifying the long-standing suffering of people living…

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