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AP Examines How Hospitals Detain Patients Who Cannot Afford Bills In First Of 2-Part Series

Associated Press: AP Investigation: Hospital patients held hostage for cash “…At Kenyatta National Hospital [in Kenya] and at an astonishing number of other hospitals around the world, if you don’t pay up, you don’t go home. … Dozens of doctors, nurses, health experts, patients, and administrators told the Associated Press…

More News In Global Health

Bloomberg: Americans Lose in 2040 Global Life Expectancy Rankings (Tanzi, 10/20). Business Day: Pharma companies urged to do far more to counter superbugs (Kahn, 10/22). CNN: 3 million common procedures in England could become ‘life threatening’ without antibiotics (Picheta, 10/22). Devex: On Message: A new kind of hunger ad (Umuhumuza,…

U.S. Congress, Global Community Must Work To Improve WASH Programming In Health Care Facilities

The Hill: Health is in our hands Carolyn Moore, secretariat director of the Global Handwashing Partnership “…Preventing infections requires the availability of soap, water, and sanitation, and consistent and correct hand hygiene. … Prevention is cost-effective and Congress agrees on many issues of water and global health. The U.S. government…

Devex Reviews Outcomes Of WHO Western Pacific Region Meeting

Devex: At WHO regional meeting, an urge for better health systems “The annual regional meeting of the World Health Organization’s Western Pacific office concluded Friday, with a new regional director, several new regional frameworks and actions plans, and a reminder that amid recent health successes, the region still has much…

Digital Technology Can Help Improve Health Care Access, Quality For All

Project Syndicate: The Global Promise of Digital Health Ann Aerts, head of the Novartis Foundation, and Harald Nusser, head of Novartis Social Business “…[T]he ongoing digital revolution will allow us to improve health care in ways that were hard to imagine just a few years ago. … We need only…

Greater Political Will Needed To End TB Worldwide

New York Times: Letter to the Editor: Fighting TB Requires Political Will Ruvandhi Nathavitharana, attending physician in the Infectious Diseases Division at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Philip Lederer, attending physician in the Infectious Diseases Section at the Boston University School of Medicine “…The most important intervention to decrease…

Guttmacher Institute, Uganda’s Makerere University Release Study On Abortion Rates, Abortion-Related Complications Among Ugandan Adolescents

Guttmacher Institute: First Study on the Incidence of Abortion Among Ugandan Adolescents Released “A new study by researchers at the U.S.-based Guttmacher Institute and Uganda’s Makerere University documents, for the first time, abortion rates and the severity of abortion-related complications among Ugandan adolescents aged 15-19. The study … found that…

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