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FT Health Discusses Cancer, Features Interview With Hugh Pullen Of European Medicines Verification Organisation

FT Health: Combating cancer; Brexit and E.U. medicine verification The latest issue of the Financial Times’ weekly global health newsletter discusses efforts to address cancer, the world’s second leading cause of death, and features an interview with Hugh Pullen, president of the European Medicines Verification Organisation, discussing the launch of…

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Associated Press/POLITICO: U.N. chief calls for compromise, sacrifice at climate talks (12/13). Devex: How hard to reach are the ‘hard to reach’? (Abrahams, 12/13). Devex: Supporting disability advocacy: Insights from Savina Nongebatu (Cornish, 12/12). Devex: Older generation at risk of being left behind in push for UHC (Root, 12/12). Global…

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CIDRAP: Oman reports second MERS cluster, 8 new cases, 2 deaths (Schnirring, 3/4). IRIN: Briefing: Months after a massacre in Congo, little aid but plenty of fear (Dennison, 3/4). New York Times: Diagnoses by Horn, Payment in Goats: An African Healer at Work (McNeil, 3/4). New York Times: On Dakar’s…

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Agence France-Presse: Sri Lanka in bold bid to flush out open defecation (3/5). Agence France-Presse: Survivor antibody clears path for new Ebola vaccine (3/4). Agence France-Presse: Niger launches campaign to protect 6 mn children from meningitis (3/5). Al Jazeera: Colombia border hospitals struggle with Venezuelan migrant influx (Grattan, 3/5). CIDRAP…

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Al Jazeera: 19 million Yemeni children suffer malnutrition and illness (Javaid, 3/8). CBS News: “Our children are forgotten”: Zika’s devastating impact lingers 3 years later (Adams, 3/8). Financial Times: Chile’s sugary food fight echoes around the world (Jacobs, 3/10). The Guardian: China database lists ‘breedready’ status of 1.8 million women…

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IRIN: Key donors freeze Uganda refugee aid after U.N. mismanagement scandal (Okiror, 2/28). NPR: A ‘Period’ Movie Won The Oscar! So Why Are Some Menstrual Health Experts Ambivalent? (Aizenman, 2/28). Press Association/Irish Examiner: Ireland to double foreign aid to more than €2bn by 2030 (2/28). Quartz: The World Health Organization…

WHO Urges People To Check Their Hearing On World Day

U.N. News: ‘Once lost, hearing doesn’t come back’: World Health Organization warns on World Hearing Day “Many people live with unidentified hearing loss, often failing to realize that they are missing out on certain sounds and words. To address this problem, the World Health Organization (WHO) is urging people on…

Authors Of New Lancet Article Highlight 5 Key Takeaways On Link Between Democracy, Health

Washington Post: Democracy matters for health care. Here’s how we measured this. Tom Bollyky, director of the global health program at the Council on Foreign Relations; Tara Templin, health policy PhD student at Stanford University; and Simon Wigley, associate professor of philosophy and department chair at Bilkent University “…[N]ew research…

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Broadly: Nigerian Hospitals Are Locking Up Women Unable to Pay Their Childbirth Bills (Bryce/Udobang, 4/1). CNN: Prostate cancer diagnoses, deaths decreasing worldwide, study says (Powell, 4/2). The Guardian: Debt crisis warning as poorest countries’ repayment bills soar (Elliott, 4/3). NPR: Cholera 101: Why This Ancient Disease Is Making Headlines In…