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Devex: Q&A: Rich Stearns of World Vision U.S. on the role of advocacy, faith, persistence in development (Cheney, 1/10). The Guardian: ‘One guy took a cutlass’: gay women at greater risk of violence in Ghana (Bowman, 1/10). HuffPost: Children With Baffling Seizure Disorder Face Uncertain Future In Northern Uganda (Martell,…

International Community Must Work To Improve Access To Palliative Care In Developing Countries

Devex: Opinion: Africa needs investment in palliative care John Rhee, medical student at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and Emmanuel Luyirika, executive director of the African Palliative Care Association “…Dwindling aid budgets will continue to disrupt necessary end-of-life and palliative services for patients in Africa. Many programs…

PBS NewsHour Examines Kenya’s Efforts To Stem Trade In Counterfeit Drugs

PBS NewsHour: Fighting the public health threat of counterfeit drugs “Fake pharmaceuticals are a multi-billion dollar problem around the world. Made and packaged to look like the real deal, these phonies may contain a fraction of the active ingredients or none at all. These fake drugs can have serious consequences…

New PLOS Collection Focuses On High-Quality Health Systems In SDG Era

PLOS Blogs’ “Speaking of Medicine”: High-Quality Health Systems in the Sustainable Development Goal Era: A Special Collection Margaret Kruk, associate professor of global health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a member of the PLOS Medicine editorial board; Hannah Leslie, postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard T.H.…

Pharmaceutical Companies, Experts Work To Improve Regulations, Oversight To Prevent Distribution Of Falsified Medications

Financial Times: Sanofi leads charge against counterfeit drugs “…Falsifying medicines — making and selling products that have not been approved by regulators, fail to meet quality standards, or deliberately misrepresent an ingredient — has become big business. The World Health Organization estimates that revenues from counterfeiting of medicines are around…

WHO Must Work With Wide Range Of Partners To Establish, Enforce Laws Against Fake Medicines

STAT: Are we making progress in the fight against fake medicines? Tim K. Mackey, associate professor at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine; fellow at the WHO Collaborating Center for Governance, Accountability and Transparency in the Pharmaceutical Sector; director of health care research and policy at the…

More News In Global Health

Deutsche Welle: World Health Organization: Malaria treatment stalls as funding flatlines (11/29). U.N. News Centre: Malaria response at ‘crossroads,’ risks backward slide — U.N. (11/29). The Guardian: Rohingya girls as young as 12 compelled to marry just to get food (MacGregor, 11/30). Los Angeles Times: As parts of Zambia beat…

Approximately 10.5% Of Drugs Fake, Substandard In Low-, Middle-Income Countries; Counterfeits Potentially Contribute To Tens Of Thousands Of Deaths, WHO Reports Say

Associated Press: U.N.: About 11 percent of drugs in poor countries are fake “About 11 percent of medicines in developing countries are counterfeit and likely responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of children from diseases like malaria and pneumonia every year, the World Health Organization said Tuesday…” (Cheng,…

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