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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…

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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…

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Homeland Preparedness News: Researchers create six antibodies with potential to test, treat Zika (Galford, 12/3). MedPage Today: World AIDS Day: Positive Steps, but No End in Sight (Walker, 12/1). NPR: Measles Cases Rise Globally With Spikes In The Middle East, Europe And The Americas (Beaubien, 12/3). Reuters: Millions flock to…

Antibiotic Use Varies Widely Around World, WHO Report Shows

Becker’s Hospital Review: WHO releases antibiotic resistance report: 4 things to know “The World Health Organization issued a 127-page surveillance report on antibiotic consumption, which highlights large discrepancies in how the medications are used worldwide. For the report, the WHO examined 2015 data from 65 countries and territories. Most of…

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CGTN: Faces of Africa — Compassion Without Borders ( Episode 1): Africa Is Calling (10/25). CGTN: Faces of Africa — Compassion Without Borders ( Episode 2): The Battle Against Ebola (Omondi, 10/30). Christian Science Monitor: Documentary gives an honest look at how one country responded to crisis (Brown, 10/30). The…

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