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WHO Strategy Aims To Halve Number Of Deaths, Disabilities Due To Snakebites

World Health Organization: Snakebite: WHO targets 50% reduction in deaths and disabilities “WHO [on Monday] released further details of its strategy to prevent and control snakebite envenoming, a neglected tropical disease that affects 1.8-2.7 million people each year, claiming 81,000-138,000 lives and causing 400,000 cases of permanent disability. The aim…

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Al Jazeera: Angola drought: Millions struggle for food (Jamjoon, 5/7). Borgen Magazine: A Status Update on Tuberculosis in Thailand (Sherrington, 5/7). HealthDay News: Slowing Climate Change Could Cut Health Costs, Save Money (Preidt, 5/7). Devex: Rory Stewart: DFID should not play ‘international policeman’ on safeguarding (Edwards, 5/8). Devex: In response…

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…

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…

USAID Launches Effort To Clean Up Agent Orange Site In Vietnam

Agence France-Presse/VOA News: USAID Launches Latest Cleanup of Agent Orange Site “The U.S. launched on Saturday a $183 million cleanup at a former Vietnam storage site for Agent Orange, a toxic defoliant used in the nations’ bitter war, which years later is still blamed for severe birth defects, cancers, and…

Continued U.S. Support For PEPFAR, New Partnerships Vital To Help Treat, Prevent Cervical Cancer Among Women Living With HIV, Opinion Piece Says

The Hill: Collaboration is key to reaching women at risk for cervical cancer Crystal Cazier, program manager for the Global Health Initiative at the George W. Bush Institute “…Go Further, a partnership between the George W. Bush Institute, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), UNAIDS, and Merck, works…

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Associated Press: U.N. investigator: 11 million North Koreans are undernourished (Lederer, 10/22). Devex: Donors launch a new club for social enterprises (Cheney, 10/24). Global Health NOW: Intimate Partner Violence Deters Breastfeeding (10/23). Globe and Mail: Polio, propaganda and public mistrust: In Pakistan, vaccine workers have three diseases to fight (Farooqui,…

Rural Area Residents Driving Global Rise In Obesity, Nature Study Shows

NPR: Study Shatters Preconceived Notions About Urban Vs. Rural Obesity “…A new paper in the May 8 journal Nature has shattered the preconceived notions of urban versus rural body types. More than 1,000 researchers representing the Non-Communicable Disease Coalition analyzed 2,009 studies of more than 112 million adults from 200…

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