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The Australian: Bill Gates asks for Australia’s help in ridding Asia of malaria (Stewart, 1/23). BBC News: The president who made people take his bogus HIV cure (1/22). News Deeply Women And Girls: In Northern Uganda, Male Mentors Spread the Word on Family Planning (Santoshini, 1/22). New York Times: Killing…

Opinion Piece Recounts 18 Successes In Global Health In 2017

Project Syndicate: A Year of Successes in Global Health Melvin Sanicas, regional medical expert at Sanofi Pasteur — Asia, Japan, and the Pacific “…[P]erhaps the most significant achievements of the last 12 months were in global health. I count 18 unique successes in 2017, many of which will help sow…

Opinion Piece Outlines 5 Agenda Items To Heed At WHO’s Executive Board Meeting

Devex: Opinion: 5 agenda items to watch at WHO’s annual board meeting Johanna Ralston, CEO of the World Obesity Federation and executive in residence at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy; and Naveen Thacker, president of the Asia Pacific Pediatric Association and chair of the Strategic Advisory Group on Immunization…

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Associated Press: Brazilian state decrees emergency over yellow fever outbreak (1/21). Devex: What will it take to eliminate pneumonia deaths in children? (Lieberman, 1/22). Financial Times: India ‘at a turning point’ to tackle pervasive child malnutrition (Kazmin, 1/21). Forbes: Gates Foundation Funds Research For New Synthetic Malaria Vaccine (Kite-Powell, 1/19).…

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NPR: Pioneering HIV Researcher Mathilde Krim Remembered For Her Activism (Neighmond, 1/17). Reuters: Gunmen in Pakistan kill two women working to eradicate polio (Yousafzai, 1/18). Reuters: India plans to raise health spending by 11 percent in budget; less than requested (Kalra, 1/18). Thomson Reuters Foundation: Toothpaste ingredient could fight malaria,…

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Associated Press: Pakistan launches new anti-polio drive in Punjab province (1/16). CNN: 75% of India’s air pollution-related deaths are rural, study finds (Wu, 1/15). The Guardian: Doctors in Uganda warn ‘crisis level’ blood shortage is putting lives at risk (Okiror, 1/16). New York Times: She Ran From the Cut, and…

Few Polio Cases Reported In Pakistan But Virus Persists In Sewage

Science: ‘What the hell is going on?’ Polio cases are vanishing in Pakistan, yet the virus won’t go away “Just a year ago, poliovirus seemed on its last legs in Pakistan, one of its final strongholds. Polio cases were steadily falling, from 306 in 2014 to 54 in 2015, 20…

Media Outlets Look Back At Biggest Global Health, Development Stories Of 2017

Devex: Biggest global health moments of 2017 “…We’ve rounded up some of the biggest, headline-grabbing moments of 2017, from groundbreaking innovations and partnerships, to a multitude of controversies that grabbed the attention of the global health community…” (Ravelo, 12/21). The Guardian: The year’s top development stories: 2017 in review “As…

News Outlets Make Predictions About Big Global Health Issues In 2018, From Polio Eradication Efforts To USAID, WHO Operations

Devex: USAID’s business forecast provides insights for the year ahead “…A total of 205 business opportunities with USAID are forecasted for the year ahead. The business opportunities range in value from $150,000 to $2.5 billion and provide opportunities for businesses to partner with USAID in delivering solutions for job development,…

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