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Al Jazeera: Cancer patients in Yemen struggle to survive as options diminish (Gupta, 7/25). BBC News: Making a drama out of a TB crisis (Sherriff, 7/25). The Guardian: Alarm as Ugandan politicians back plans for compulsory HIV testing in schools (Okiror, 7/26). The Lancet Infectious Diseases: New challenges to eradicating…

Global Disability Summit Concludes With New Commitments, Calls For Improving Inclusivity

Devex: Global Disability Summit yields 170 new commitments — but what’s missing? “Tuesday’s Global Disability Summit in London yielded 170 commitments to increase disability inclusion and tackle stigma in lower-income countries, according to the United Kingdom government, from financial pledges, to in-kind devices and technology, to new or amended action…

USAID, Partners Launch ATscale Global Partnership For Assistive Technology At Disability Summit

USAID: Global Partnership For Assistive Technology “…Progress in accelerating access to [Assistive Technology (AT)] has been slow and sporadic, and investments uncoordinated. To tackle these challenges, USAID, led by the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) and the Center for Innovation and Impact (CII), and partners have launched…

Dementia Should Be Managed Like Other NCDs, Viewed As Disability Under U.N. Convention

Devex: Opinion: Why dementia should be treated like all other NCDs Kate Swaffer, chair, CEO, and co-founder of Dementia Alliance International “Dementia is one of many conditions within a very large group of noncommunicable diseases that, until recently, has not been given the focus it deserves within this cohort. ……

First Global Disability Summit Opens In London With Goal Of Achieving New Commitments To Implementing U.N. Convention

Devex: Global Disability Summit targets faster progress on inclusive development “More than 800 delegates representing government, civil society, and the development community are convening today for the first Global Disability Summit, hosted by the British and Kenyan governments and the International Disability Alliance with the goal of generating new commitments…

BRICS Health Ministers Discuss TB, UHC, Access To Medicine At Durban Meeting

IOL: #BRICS: health ministers in campaign to fight disease “Five key issues were the point of discussion [Friday] at the Health Ministers BRICS meeting at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Convention Centre in Durban. Briefing media after the meeting, [South Africa] Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said these included tuberculosis (TB), universal…

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Associated Press: Simpler, one-dose treatment to prevent malaria relapse OK’d (Johnson, 7/20). BBC News: Ebola: How a killer disease was stopped in its tracks (Golding, 7/23). The Guardian: Zika epidemic sheds light on Brazil’s ‘invisible children’ (Boseley, 7/20). The Guardian: Fifty years on, and Catholics are still in turmoil over…

Devex Examines DFID’s Policies On Disability Inclusion Ahead Of Global Summit

Devex: How disability inclusive is DFID? “As the United Kingdom gears up to host the first Global Disability Summit, campaigners have praised the Department for International Development for improving its own policies around disability inclusion, but say there is more work to be done. Tuesday will see hundreds of disability…

Ahead Of U.N. HLM On NCDs, Lancet Pieces Discuss Recommendations To Accelerate Global Progress On NCDs

The Lancet: Reducing NCDs globally: the under-recognized role of environmental risk factors Rajiv Chowdhury, principal researcher and associate professor in the School of Clinical Medicine’s Department of Public Health and Primary Care at the University of Cambridge, and colleagues, on behalf of the Research Councils U.K.-CAPABLE Programme on Environmental Hazards…

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