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Media Outlets Examine Measles Outbreaks Across World, Role Of Vaccine Hesitancy

Al Jazeera: Philippines: Vaccine scare blamed for deadly measles outbreak “Health officials in the Philippines are racing to contain a deadly measles outbreak the government blames on a marked decline in immunisations after a scandal surrounding a dengue fever vaccine…” (Gotinga, 2/12). Bloomberg: Widening Anti-Vaccine Movement Paves the Way for…

Devex Examines Role Of Private Sector In African Health Systems

Devex: Africa’s $66B health financing gap requires private sector power, experts say “Universal health care is vital to making sure Africa is not left behind in the quest to meet the Sustainable Development Goals, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said Tuesday to a standing-room-only audience. It’s the private sector that…

MSF Supports Patent Challenge To Prevent Johnson & Johnson Extending Protections On TB Drug

Médecins Sans Frontières: TB activists challenge patent in India, in bid to prevent J&J from extending monopoly “Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is supporting a patent challenge filed in India this week by two tuberculosis survivors, to prevent pharmaceutical corporation Johnson & Johnson (J&J) from extending its monopoly on the tuberculosis…

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Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Coke and CDC, Atlanta icons, share cozy relationship, emails show (Judd, 2/6). CIDRAP News: More Ebola reported from Katwa hot spot (Soucheray, 2/6). Devex: Q&A: Lessons from Australian aid’s disability inclusion program (Cornish, 2/7). IRIN: In rural Pakistan, ‘worst drought in years’ drives displacement and hunger (Shaikh/Tunio, 2/6).…

FT Health Discusses Role Of Food Industry In Obesity, Malnutrition, Climate Change

FT Health: Is Big Food ripe for the Big Tobacco treatment? The latest issue of the Financial Times’ weekly global health newsletter discusses the food industry’s role in obesity, undernutrition, and climate change, highlighting the recently released Lancet Commission report on the topic. The newsletter also provides a round-up 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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