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CSIS Releases March 2019 Issue Of Global Health Policy Center Monthly Newsletter

Center for Strategic & International Studies: Global Health Policy Center Monthly Update In the March 2019 CSIS Global Health Policy Center Newsletter, J. Stephen Morrison, senior vice president of CSIS and director of the CSIS Global Health Policy Center (GHPC), highlights recent publications, podcasts, and past and upcoming events hosted…

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Al Jazeera: 19 million Yemeni children suffer malnutrition and illness (Javaid, 3/8). CBS News: “Our children are forgotten”: Zika’s devastating impact lingers 3 years later (Adams, 3/8). Financial Times: Chile’s sugary food fight echoes around the world (Jacobs, 3/10). The Guardian: China database lists ‘breedready’ status of 1.8 million women…

MMWR Provides Update On 2017-2018 Vaccine-Derived Poliovirus Outbreaks In DRC, Horn Of Africa

CDC’s “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report”: Update on Vaccine-Derived Poliovirus Outbreaks — Democratic Republic of the Congo and Horn of Africa, 2017-2018 Chukwuma Mbaeyi, epidemiologist in the Global Immunization Division in the Center for Global Health at the CDC, and colleagues provide an update on vaccine-derived polio outbreaks in the…

Parental Resistance To Polio Vaccine Complicating Eradication Efforts In Pakistan

Washington Post: Pakistan, on verge of eradicating polio virus, faces human hurdles “…[T]hough the virus is tantalizingly close to eradication in Pakistan, it has recently reappeared in drain and sewer samples from eight urban areas, and four new cases of paralyzed children have been confirmed since Jan. 1. The reason…

Risk Of International Spread Of Polio Remains Public Health Emergency, WHO Committee Says

World Health Organization: Statement of the Twentieth IHR Emergency Committee This statement summarizes outcomes and recommendations from the 20th meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the international spread of poliovirus. In conclusion, the committee stated, “The Committee unanimously agreed that the risk of international…

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ABC News: A documentary about menstruation won an Oscar. Here’s what the director of ‘Period. End of Sentence.’ wants to happen next (Kindelan, 2/26). CBC News: Tuberculosis is not just a ‘disease of the past,’ says Doctors Without Borders (2/26). CIDRAP News: WHO says 2 events boosted Saudi hospital MERS…

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ABC: Poo and polio: How researchers are using one to find the other (Kearney, 2/21). Agence France-Presse: Desperate measures: Pakistani women seek abortions as birth control (2/18). BMJ: Lassa outbreak: WHO warns of unusually rapid spread in Nigeria (Dyer, 2/19). Devex: New coalition harnesses ‘radical collaboration’ for community health (Cheney,…

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The Guardian: Polio spreads in Afghanistan and Pakistan ‘due to unchecked borders’ (Ahmed, 2/20). The Guardian: Cervical cancer could be eliminated in most countries by 2100 — research (Boseley, 2/20). The Guardian: Condom handouts in schools prevent disease without encouraging sex (Ratcliffe, 2/15). Homeland Preparedness News: Potential bioterrorist use of…

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Al Jazeera: Distrust of polio vaccine plagues Afghanistan (Birtley, 2/3). Bloomberg Quint: Malaysia Asks WHO to Pull ‘Biased’ Report on Palm Oil Industry (Raghu, 2/3). Devex: Traffic fatalities in Southeast Asia, Africa higher than reports say (Ravindran, 2/4). Devex: Solar power sales help women avoid food insecurity in Yemen (Welsh,…

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CNBC Africa: Here’s how we can cure the physician shortage in Africa — Expert (1/31). The Economist: A newly revived vaccine may deal a death blow to typhoid fever (1/31). Global Health NOW: Is the World Ready for Climate Change Refugees? (Devadason, 1/31). The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Vaccine-derived poliovirus cases…