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Associated Press: Yemen Red Cross: More dying from indirect effects of war (Lederer, 4/21). Fox News: Why the next generation of cancer researchers need support if they are to find a cure (Carlton, 4/21). Globe and Mail: One scientist’s work sheds light on the ‘transforming’ state of planetary health (Hui,…

70th World Health Assembly Reaches Decisions On Various Health Topics

WHO: Seventieth World Health Assembly update, 26 May 2017 “Today’s decisions at the World Health Assembly focused on implementation of the International Health Regulations, and improving the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of sepsis…” (5/26). WHO: Seventieth World Health Assembly update, 29 May 2017 “Delegates at the World Health Assembly have…

FT Health Discusses Themes From World Health Assembly Meeting, Features Interview With Former Global Fund Executive Director

FT Health: Funding the fight against disease The latest issue of the Financial Times’ weekly global health newsletter discusses themes that emerged from this year’s World Health Assembly meeting, including the rising concern of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and global health resources. The newsletter also features an interview with Mark Dybul,…

Governments Should Heed WHO’s Call To Ban Trans Fats

New York Times: The World Doesn’t Need Trans Fats Editorial Board “…[T]he WHO … has long urged countries to issue nutritional guidelines that advise people to avoid trans fats. But it is not always easy for consumers to know when they are eating these oils, which are often in packaged…

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BBC News: Malaria genetics: study shows how disease became deadly (Gill, 5/22). Bloomberg: China Considers Ending Birth Limits as Soon as This Year (5/21). Forbes: ‘Fatal Disconnect’ — Millions Of Children Are Victims Of Road Traffic, Yet World Is Silent (Mohn, 5/21). The Guardian: HIV drug shortage puts hundreds of…

WHA Expected To Pass Resolution To Address Snakebite, Attract Funding

The Guardian: Mambas, medicine and one girl’s race to survive Kenya’s biting problem “…An estimated one million people are bitten across sub-Saharan Africa, with as many as 20,000 killed by snakebite envenoming. … After decades of neglect, campaigners hope the issue is finally gaining the attention of governments. On Thursday,…

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