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Devex Examines Global Efforts To Prevent Avoidable Blindness

Devex: A bolder vision for eye care “In 1999, a group of organizations working on eye health had a vision: To rid the world of avoidable blindness in two decades. But as the initiative approaches its final year, advocates indicate the goal is unlikely to be met. In hindsight, they…

New WHO Western Pacific Region Director To Focus On NCDs, Tropical Diseases

Reuters: New WHO regional chief must battle lifestyle conditions, tropical diseases “Western Pacific health ministers picked a Japanese doctor as the next regional director of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday, spearheading a campaign to rein in lifestyle diseases linked to obesity and eradicate some tropical diseases by 2020.…

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Al Jazeera: Thousands of Yemeni children malnourished (Smith, 10/8). Al Jazeera: Saving the traditional midwife in Guatemala (Rae/Melimopoulos, 10/8). BMJ: Who are Sierra Leone’s health security efforts for? (Kardas-Nelson/Frankfurter, 10/8). CNN: As global temperatures rise, so will mental health issues, study says (Scutti, 10/8). Devex: What we know about early…

Reappointment Of Bloomberg As NCD Global Ambassador Important To Boost Political Will, Coordination

Forbes: How Mike Bloomberg’s WHO Reappointment Helps Fight Against World’s Biggest Killers Bruce Y. Lee, associate professor of international health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, executive director of the Global Obesity Prevention Center, and associate professor at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School “…Mike Bloomberg’s reappointment…

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