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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…

WHO Calls On Governments To Take Quicker Action On Tobacco Control Ahead Of World Day

U.N. News: Don’t let smoking steal life’s breathtaking moments, urges U.N. health agency “Tobacco use continues to claim around eight million lives a year, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, in a call for faster action from governments to tackle smoking and the ‘enormous’ health, social, environmental, and…

New Report Outlines 6 Steps To Preventing Maternal Mortality Globally

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: New Report: Six Steps Towards Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality Nazra Amin, intern at the Wilson Center, and Yuval Cohen, intern with the Maternal Health Initiative at the Wilson Center, discuss results from a new report outlining six steps to…

Media Outlets Report On Final Days Of World Health Assembly

CBS News: World Health Organization removes “gender identity disorder” from list of mental illnesses (Lewis, 5/28). Devex: Transparency, migrant health wrap up 72nd World Health Assembly (Ravelo/Chadwick, 5/29). Global Health NOW: A View Inside the Whirlwind: Loyce Pace on #WHA72 (Simpson, 5/28). NPR: Snakebites And Kissing Bugs Among Surprise Items…

More News In Global Health

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…

Media Outlets Cover Various Outcomes, News From World Health Assembly

CNN: Chinese medicine gains WHO acceptance but it has many critics (Hunt, 5/26). CNN: Burnout is an official medical diagnosis, World Health Organization says (Prior, 5/27). Devex: WHO seeks equitable answer to health worker shortage (Chadwick, 5/25). Devex: Global health actors share different perspectives as WHO reform unfolds (Ravelo, 5/25).…

WHO Outlines First-Ever Snakebite Strategy, Aims To Invest $136M Through 2030

UPI: WHO to invest $136M to combat snakebites “Because snakebites kill and disable hundreds of thousands of people every year, the World Health Organization unveiled a new strategy Thursday to mitigate the dangers. Calling snakebites the world’s greatest hidden health crisis, the WHO announced a goal of investing $136 million…

WHO Publishes First-Ever Prevention, Control Strategy For Snakebite Envenoming

Associated Press: U.N. health agency issues 1st strategy to address snake bites “The World Health Organization is publishing its first-ever global strategy to tackle the problem of snake bites, aiming to halve the number of people killed and disabled by snakes by 2030. … WHO’s strategy includes plans to increase…