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ABC News: Meghan Markle effect on menstrual hygiene: A royal ‘champion’ for the cause (Kindelan, 5/28). CNN: Fewer babies were born in Brazil amid Zika outbreak, study says (Scutti, 5/29). Devex: How to combat NCDs? Take a sector-wide approach (Politzer, 5/29). Intellectual Property Watch: Global Health Policymakers Take Action To…

Frontline Health Workers Share Personal Experiences With Policymakers About Global Effort To Achieve UHC

IntraHealth International: Storytelling Training Leads Frontline Health Workers to Advocate at the Highest Levels of Governance “The firsthand perspectives of frontline health workers are becoming more influential at the highest levels of policymaking, including last week during the 71st World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland. Dozens of health workers, among…

HHS Deputy Secretary Issues Statement On WHO Independent Commission On NCDs Report

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: U.S. Government Statement on Launch of Final Report by the WHO Independent High-Level Commission on Noncommunicable Diseases “Upon the release of the final report of the World Health Organization Independent High-level Commission on Noncommunicable Diseases, called ‘Time to Deliver,’ Commissioner Eric Hargan, HHS…

U.S. House Committee Requests New Director Of WHO’s IARC Testify At July Hearing

Reuters: U.S lawmakers seek answers from new head of WHO’s cancer agency “A U.S. congressional committee called on Thursday for the newly elected director of the World Health Organization’s cancer research agency to testify at a July hearing on its operations in an ongoing dispute about the agency’s scientific conclusions.…

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CIDRAP News: WHO aims to build health worker knowledge of antimicrobial stewardship (Roos, 6/7). Devex: Tackling the hidden cause of maternal mortality in Nigeria (6/7). Devex: Inside the SDG innovation lab that aims to build a 13,000-person movement (Rogers, 6/7). EURACTIV: Health and vaccine research set to lose out from…

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CIDRAP News: Rift Valley fever sickens 10 in Kenya, triggers response (Schnirring, 6/12). Devex: Ghana PPP pilots breakthrough insecticide to fight mosquito resistance (Pallares, 6/12). The Guardian: ‘My body, my choice’: Argentina moves closer to legal abortion with key vote (Kim, 6/13). Inter Press Service: Project Population: Addressing Asia’s Aging…

Investing In Systematic Recordkeeping Of Lives, Deaths Could Improve Public Health

Bloomberg: All Lives Count. So Should All Deaths. Editorial Board “Across the world, tens of millions of deaths go unrecorded each year. This lack of information is a killer in its own right: Without an accurate measure of deaths and their causes, fighting disease in low- and middle-income countries is…

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Agence France-Presse: Ultra-secure lab in Gabon equipped for Ebola studies (6/19). The Guardian: These Guatemalan women save mothers and babies. Why are they treated so badly? (Johnson, 6/20). The Guardian: The doctor from Myanmar faced with 1 million patients and a plague of rats — podcast (Lamble/Stephens, 6/20). Homeland Preparedness…

Governments, Health Systems Must Support Nurses To Make Progress Against NCDs

Devex: Opinion: How nurses can lead the fight against NCDs Annette Kennedy, president of the International Council of Nurses and member of the WHO Independent High-Level Commission on NCDs “…Given their long-term nature and complex causes, there is one group of health care professionals that is especially well-placed to managing…

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