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WASH Critical To Preventing Antimicrobial Resistance

Devex: Opinion: Our frontline defense against ‘superbugs’ is fatally weakened Tim Wainwright, chief executive of WaterAid U.K. “In Geneva this week, perhaps no other agenda item at the World Health Assembly seems so pressing, so frightening, so potentially global in reach, as antimicrobial resistance. … Yet what worries me deeply…

Global Community Must Take Action Against Snakebite Envenoming

The Lancet Global Health: WHO’s Snakebite Envenoming Strategy for prevention and control Ren Minghui, assistant director general for communicable diseases at WHO, and colleagues from Tanzania and WHO “…A key aspect of this [new snakebite] strategy will be to engage and empower communities in preventing venomous snakebites and increasing training…

Community Engagement Critical To Response, Research Activities During Global Health Emergencies

The Guardian: The importance of community involvement in tackling Ebola Katharine Wright, assistant director of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, and 18 colleagues in global health “…When such crises [like the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)] emerge, a trusting relationship between responders and affected community…

Pilot Malaria Vaccination Campaign Marks Milestone In Global Effort To Eliminate Malaria

The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Malaria vaccination: a major milestone Editorial Board “…The launch of the pilot RTS,S vaccination program in April marks a major milestone that could make a substantial difference in the push for malaria elimination in sub-Saharan Africa. … The integration of the RTS,S vaccine into the national…

Genome Editing Needs To Be Regulated

Washington Post: We have the technology to customize our babies. It needs regulation. Editorial Board “When Chinese scientist He Jiankui announced last November his experiments making heritable genetic changes in human embryos followed by live births of twins, alarms went off. What shocked many scientists and others was how Mr.…

Development Community, Private Sector Must Work Together To Fill Global Health Financing Gap

Devex: Opinion: A fresh take on the global health financing gap Brigit Helms, vice president for technical services at DAI; Chris LeGrand, president at DAI Global Health; and Robin Young, technical adviser and team leader on investment and financial services projects in frontier markets at DAI “The international development community…