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Rwanda’s National Eye Care Program Could Serve As Blueprint For Other Countries

Devex: Opinion: 6 challenges and innovations to deliver eye care for all Tony Hulton, chief executive at Vision for a Nation “…New models are urgently needed to meet [the] global health and development challenge [of poor vision]. In 2012, we launched a highly innovative collaboration with Rwanda’s Ministry of Health.…

Congressional Committee Requests Testimony From IARC Regarding Agency’s Glyphosate Review

Reuters: Exclusive: Congressional committee questions operation of WHO cancer agency “Two influential U.S. Congressmen have asked the World Health Organization’s cancer agency to get ready to testify about its work assessing if substances cause cancer, citing concerns about its ‘scientific integrity.’ Their letter to the International Agency for Research on…

Bill Gates Announces $100M In Personal Funding For Dementia, Alzheimer’s Research

Financial Times: Gates joins Alzheimer’s fight with $50m dementia fund investment “Bill Gates has made his first move to support Alzheimer’s disease research, with a $50m investment in the London-based Dementia Discovery Fund. The DDF provides venture finance for companies developing innovative treatments for Alzheimer’s and related neurodegenerative diseases…” (Cookson, 11/13).…

Bill Gates Hopes Investment Will Help Lead To Treatments, Prevention For Dementia, Alzheimer’s

Associated Press: Bill Gates gives $50 million to combat Alzheimer’s “…In a statement, Gates says men in his family have suffered from Alzheimer’s. He says he’s hopeful that in time Alzheimer’s could be a chronic condition treatable with medication…” (11/13). CNN: Bill Gates’ newest mission: Curing Alzheimer’s “…[Gates] sat in…

More News In Global Health

Bloomberg Technology: 400 Deaths a Day Finally Prompt India to Target Road Safety (Sanjai, 1/9). Business Insider: Bill Gates reveals how he decides where to spend his billions (Weller, 1/9). Global Health NOW: Global Health Leadership: Barbara Bush and Krishna Rao (Simpson, 1/9). Pulitzer Center: Tales from the Toilet: The…