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The BMJ: Indian campaigners ask government to stop relying on handouts of bedaquiline to ensure supply (5/9). Deutsche Welle: World in Progress: Yemen’s forgotten humanitarian crisis (Steffen, 5/8). Devex: Q&A: Don’t be satisfied with ‘great progress,’ former UNICEF official warns (Lieberman, 5/9). Forbes: Antimicrobial Resistance Is Being Called A Sustainable…

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Al Jazeera: Inadequate health facilities failing Mozambique’s mothers (Marima, 5/14). Al Jazeera: Angola drought: Millions at risk of starvation (Mutasa, 5/14). Al Jazeera: ‘No other option’: Climate change driving many to flee Guatemala (Abbott, 5/13). Associated Press: U.N. humanitarian chief says 4.3 million in Cameroon need aid (Lederer, 5/13). The…

Nepal Could Serve As Model To Other Countries For Hypertension Control Efforts

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: Confronting the Silent Killer in Nepal Bethany Hall, scientific health communications fellow at CDC, discusses Nepal’s 2019 May Measurement Month campaign, which aims to increase access to blood pressure screening in an effort to prevent deaths and disability from noncommunicable diseases, and examines CDC’s and other…

News Outlets Report On Opening Of 72nd World Health Assembly

Associated Press: The Latest: U.S. backs reform efforts at U.N. health agency “The United States, the biggest contributor to the World Health Organization, says it supports efforts by the agency’s chief to restructure and find reforms in the organization’s budget. … U.S. Secretary for Health and Human Services Alex Azar…

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Agence France-Presse: Over 600 people test HIV positive in Pakistan city (Jaffry, 5/26). Agence France-Presse: Malaria back with a vengeance in crisis-hit Venezuela (5/25). Al Jazeera: Years of war and poverty take toll on Afghanistan’s health care (Latifi, 5/25). BBC News: Working the night shift on malaria’s frontline in Sierra…

Associated Press Series Examines Role Of Pharmaceutical Industry In Opioid Epidemic

Pulitzer Center: Opioid Abuse: From U.S. Epidemic to Global Pandemic? “As the pharmaceutical company blamed for launching America’s opioid crisis faces mounting lawsuits, its foreign arm is expanding globally, using some of the same dubious practices. Other companies are getting in on the lucrative market, too, and prescription rates are…

Oncologist In Senegal Recounts Experience Treating Patients With Lung Cancer

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: Taking Back the Lives That Tobacco Use Cuts Short: One Story from a Physician in Senegal Oumar Ba, oncologist at Hôpital General Grand Yoff in Dakar, discusses the effects of tobacco and his experience working as an oncologist in Senegal, writing, “Tobacco continues to steal the…

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