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WHO Highlights 10 Priority Global Health Issues For 2019

WHO: Ten threats to global health in 2019 “…2019 sees the start of the World Health Organization’s new five-year strategic plan — the 13th General Programme of Work. This plan focuses on a triple billion target: ensuring one billion more people benefit from access to universal health coverage, one billion…

Progress Made To Implement Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework, WHO Report Shows

Intellectual Property Watch: WHO Report Shows Global Progress On Influenza Preparedness Response “The World Health Organization has released a new report showing that significant progress has been made to build national and global preparedness for future influenza pandemics. This progress resulted from the collaborative multi-sectoral implementation of a WHO plan,…

More Global Attention Should Be Given To Preventing Childhood Pneumonia

The Lancet Global Health: The disgraceful neglect of childhood pneumonia Editorial Board “…Why … is there so little cross-disciplinary global solidarity around childhood pneumonia? … [P]neumonia does not feature in WHO’s latest Global Programme of Work and … no major donor has made the cause their own. … In trying…

More News In Global Health

Bloomberg: Caribbean Says Zika No Longer an Issue. Doctors Say Not So Fast (Ekstein, 11/1). MedPage Today: Malaria Hits Papua New Guinea Once Again (Lyles, 10/30). New York Times: How to Turbocharge Flu Protection (Llamas Required) (Zimmer, 11/1). Science: Nasal gene spray inspired by llama antibodies could prevent all types…

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CNN: Dogs can sniff out malaria parasites on your clothes (Adebayo, 10/29). The Guardian: Dogs can detect malaria by sniffing people’s socks (Davis, 10/29). Devex: Q&A: World Food Prize laureate Nabarro on nutrition and conflict (Welsh, 10/30). Miami Herald: New vaccine launched in Haiti could save up to 270,000 children…

More News In Global Health

Al Jazeera: India’s air quality plummets to worst possible category (10/26). BBC Future: One country’s plan to solve the world’s hidden health crisis (Taormina, 10/25). Devex: Q&A: World Food Prize laureate Lawrence Haddad (Welsh, 10/29). Devex: Q&A: Rajiv Shah on the Rockefeller Foundation’s new priorities and strategies (Cheney, 10/29). Health…

U.S. Commitment To WHO, Global Health Security Must Remain Robust

The Hill: Global health security threats — despite worldwide responses, there’s much more to do Ambassador John E. Lange, senior fellow for global health diplomacy at the United Nations Foundation “…The good news is that the world will be much better prepared when (not if) another infectious disease outbreak of…

More News In Global Health

Agence France-Presse: Three cases of polio detected in Niger: ministry (10/5). Agence France-Presse: Foodie destination Peru combats malnutrition in children (Jara, 10/6). Financial Times: Ghana’s grand vision of a life beyond foreign aid (Pilling, 10/7). Reuters: Anger, dismay as Indonesia says search for quake victims to end (Kapoor et al.,…

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