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Bill, Melinda Gates Call For Strengthened Investments In Global Health Initiatives

Axios: Gates: World’s youngest are being saved by global health funds “Global health funds play a key role in improving the world’s health — with the deaths of children under five dropping by more than 50 percent over the past couple decades when investment strengthened, Melinda and Bill Gates told…

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Al Jazeera: World Food Programme cuts aid for Palestinians (1/13). Associated Press: Bare-handed surgeries as Zimbabwe’s health system collapses (Mutsaka, 1/12). Devex: How polio campaigners won €55M for their fight (Hargrave, 1/14). Inter Press Service: Shedding Light on Forced Child Pregnancy and Motherhood in Latin America (Jara, 1/14). NPR: Human…

Pakistan Likely To Eliminate Polio In 2019, WHO, National Officials Say

Associated Press: Officials say Pakistan on track to eradicate polio in 2019 “Pakistani officials say the country is on track to eradicate polio in 2019 despite Taliban attacks and superstition that has spurred many parents in the region bordering Afghanistan to refuse to vaccinate their children against the crippling disease…”…

WHO Publishes Feature Story On Polio Eradication Efforts In Afghanistan, Pakistan

WHO: Pakistan and Afghanistan: the final wild poliovirus bastion “As recently as 30 years ago, wild poliovirus paralyzed more than 350,000 children in more than 125 countries every year. Today, the virus has been beaten back to less than 30 reported cases in 2018 in just two countries — Afghanistan…

January 2019 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The January 2019 WHO Bulletin features articles on various topics, including an editorial calling for papers on ethical challenges of digital technologies in public health; a news article on the continuing threat of Zika; and a research article on using the polio program…

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Associated Press: Romania hospital says 39 babies now diagnosed with superbug (12/10). Devex: New WHO initiative targets emergency ‘blind spot’ (Ravelo, 12/11). The Guardian: Australia ranks well in global health, despite cancer and obesity alarm bells (Henriques-Gomes, 12/10). Intellectual Property Watch: Experts Call For Global Accountability Mechanism For Access To…

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The BMJ: Health gains make actions to curb climate change cost neutral, says WHO (Limb, 12/6). CIDRAP News: Guidance seeks to increase outbreak vaccines in pregnant women (Schnirring, 12/6). Devex: Outlook remains bleak for South Sudan food crisis (Root, 12/7). Devex: WHO launches ‘Twitter-like’ platform for NCDs (Ravelo, 12/7). The…

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