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Medicine, Equipment Shortages Causing Patient Deaths In Zimbabwe, Doctors Say

The Guardian: Doctors in Zimbabwe ‘sending patients away to die’ as drug shortages bite “A doctors’ strike in Zimbabwe entered its second day on Wednesday with health workers claiming patients in the biggest state hospital are dying due to a lack of drugs and medical supplies. Dozens of doctors picketed…

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CIDRAP News: DRC reports 2 new Ebola cases; study notes seroprevalence in region (Schnirring, 3/13). CIDRAP News: MERS-CoV infects 2 more in Saudi Arabia, 102 this year (Schnirring, 3/12). The Guardian: Fake drugs kill more than 250,000 children a year, doctors warn (Sample, 3/11). Nature: Nearly half of global childhood…

Already Struggling, Venezuela’s Hospitals Heavily Impacted By Nationwide Power Outage

Reuters: Doctors pray for sick as blackout batters Venezuelan hospitals “…Venezuela’s hospitals, already struggling with shortages of supplies and equipment amid an economic meltdown, entered crisis mode on Thursday when the South American nation’s power system went down. Public hospitals typically have generators to provide back-up electricity in the event…

FT Health Discusses Cancer, Features Interview With Hugh Pullen Of European Medicines Verification Organisation

FT Health: Combating cancer; Brexit and E.U. medicine verification The latest issue of the Financial Times’ weekly global health newsletter discusses efforts to address cancer, the world’s second leading cause of death, and features an interview with Hugh Pullen, president of the European Medicines Verification Organisation, discussing the launch of…

AEI Visiting Scholar Examines Drug Resistance In India, Government’s Denial Of Problem

AEI’s “AEIdeas”: Superbugs exacerbated by political correctness Roger Bate, visiting scholar at AEI, discusses a recent Wall Street Journal article reporting on evidence that the gene NDM-1, which can render bacteria resistant to certain antibiotics and originally found in India, had spread to Norway. Bate writes, “India is increasingly becoming…

More News In Global Health

Agence France-Presse: Life after leprosy in Vietnam (Vaughan, 1/25). Associated Press: AP Exclusive: U.S. Nobelist was told of gene-edited babies (Choi/Marchione, 1/28). Devex: EIB chief says Europe falling short on development finance (Chadwick, 1/30). Los Angeles Times: Obesity, climate change and hunger must be fought as one, health experts declare…

Private Sector Can Add ‘Unique Value’ To Efforts To Achieve UHC In Africa

Devex: Opinion: Achieving UHC in Africa requires focus and collaboration from the private sector Carla Kriwet, executive vice president and CEO of the Connected Care businesses at Philips and member of the Royal Philips Executive Committee, and Githinji Gitahi, group chief executive officer at Amref Health Africa and co-chair of…

Venezuela’s Health Care System In Crisis, Collapsing, Experts, Patients Say

The Guardian: Venezuela crisis takes deadly toll on buckling health system “…[Activists say] at least 25 children … have died since late 2016 because of the serratia marcescens bacterium — fatalities they blame on a ‘perfect storm’ of unhygienic, resource-starved hospitals that lack even soap to clean their wards, malnourished…