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Global Fund Should ‘Change Its Narrative’ To Include UHC

The Lancet: Offline: Can the Global Fund survive? Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of The Lancet “France will host the Sixth Replenishment Conference for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in 2019. … The Fund’s executive director, Peter Sands, together with the chair of the Board, Aida Kurtović, must…

Accelerating Progress Toward Tobacco-Free World Requires ‘Commitment Of All Stakeholders’

The Lancet: Progress towards a tobacco-free world Editorial Board “Last week, global anti-smoking efforts made substantial progress. Australia won a landmark victory in a major trade dispute over its plain packaging for cigarettes … Additionally, the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) announced that the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit…

Governments, Health Systems Must Support Nurses To Make Progress Against NCDs

Devex: Opinion: How nurses can lead the fight against NCDs Annette Kennedy, president of the International Council of Nurses and member of the WHO Independent High-Level Commission on NCDs “…Given their long-term nature and complex causes, there is one group of health care professionals that is especially well-placed to managing…

Opinion Piece, Letter Discuss New Drug Development For Neglected Diseases, Antibiotics

Forbes: Drug Development For Neglected Diseases Has Stagnated Joshua Cohen, independent health care analyst “There’s good news on neglected diseases. Donors of diagnostics and medications … are fulfilling the obligations laid out in the 2012 London Declaration. … But elsewhere progress has been limited. … Partly as a result of…

Progress Against Global Malaria Shows Signs Of Stalling

Washington Post: The malaria fight stalls as children die by the hundreds of thousands Editorial Board “For years, global public health officials have been at war with malaria … The number of cases and deaths has steadily dropped for a decade and a half. … But the battle shows signs…

E.U. Remains Committed To Addressing Global NCDs

Devex: Opinion: How the E.U. is battling against threats to the world’s health Neven Mimica, E.U. commissioner for international cooperation and development “…The European Union is strongly committed to playing a leading role in the global movement against [noncommunicable diseases (NCDs)]. We are supporting partner countries’ efforts to maximize health…

African Countries Aim To Address AIDS, Cervical Cancer Together

Borgen Magazine: The Partnership to End AIDS and Cervical Cancer Helps African Women Sanjana Subramanian, writer for the Borgen Project “…Today, AIDS and cervical cancer remain the top causes of death in sub-Saharan Africa and are disproportionally responsible for the mortality of women of reproductive age. … The [Partnership to…

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