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Recent Health Scares At U.S. Airports Related To Hajj Pilgrimage, Health Officials Say

Reuters: Two health scares at U.S. airports tied to Mecca pilgrims: U.S. officials “Two major health scares at U.S. airports involving inbound flights are related to pilgrims returning from the Hajj, the Muslim pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, which ended in late August, U.S. health officials…

More News In Global Health

Associated Press: U.N. rights chief: Vowed U.S. cuts wouldn’t be ‘fatal’ to office (Keaten, 8/29). Agence France-Presse/SABC News: U.N. summit on TB seeks to put spotlight on killer disease (8/24). Borgen Magazine: The Future of U.S. Foreign Aid: Moving Forward (Hallum, 9/2). Deutsche Welle: President Trump’s Global Gag Rule endangers…

U.S. Official Discusses U.S. Efforts To Promote Global Human Rights

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Charting a New Path to Promote Global Human Rights Kevin E. Moley, assistant secretary of state in the Bureau of International Organization Affairs at the State Department, discusses the U.S. stance on human rights, writing, “[T]hese past weeks have marked an important point of departure…

Decriminalizing Abortion In Argentina Represents ‘Human Rights Imperative’

Washington Post: The Senate in Argentina must vote to decriminalize abortion Mariela Belski, executive director of Amnesty International Argentina “Argentina is only days away from becoming a role model in Latin America and the world in the cause of advancing the human rights of women and girls. For that to…

GPEI Article Discusses Importance Of Educating Religious Leaders In Pakistan’s Polio Eradication Efforts

Global Polio Eradication Initiative: Strengthening Vaccine Trust in Pakistan This article discusses the efforts of the Islamic Advisory Group for Polio Eradication (IAG) and similar groups to educate religious leaders about the benefits of polio vaccination. The article states, “By educating religious leaders and scholars about the poliovirus, and explaining religious…

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