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Global Hunger Driven Primarily By Man-Made Conflict, Climate Change, U.N. Says

Xinhua News: Man-made conflict, climate change main drivers of global hunger, says U.N. “The United Nations said Wednesday that the main drivers of hunger and malnutrition were man-made conflict and climate change and the protracted crises that followed. Global hunger had escalated by five percent in 2016, said Mario Arvelo,…

Medicines Patent Pool Announces Appointment Of Charles Gore As New Executive Director

Medicines Patent Pool: The Medicines Patent Pool Governance Board Appoints Charles Gore As New MPP Executive Director “The Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) Governance Board today announced the appointment of Charles Gore, founder and former president of the World Hepatitis Alliance, as new MPP executive director. … Mr. Gore brings to…

Trump Officials Called U.S. ‘Pro-Life Nation,’ Pushed For Abstinence Policies In Closed-Door U.N. Commission On Women Meetings

BuzzFeed News: In Closed-Door U.N. Meetings, Trump Administration Officials Pushed Abstinence For International Women’s Health Programs “In closed-door meetings at the United Nations in March, Trump administration officials pushed socially conservative views on women’s rights issues — including abstinence-based policies over information about contraception — that were further to the…

WHO Panel To Issue Recommendations On Use Of Dengue Vaccine Dengvaxia

STAT: WHO ruling could put fate of world’s first dengue vaccine on the line “…On Wednesday, an expert panel that advises the World Health Organization will vote to update its recommendations outlining how and when the vaccine should be used — and more importantly, how and when it should not…

7 Years Of War Destroy Syria’s Health System, Create Public Health Disaster

Wall Street Journal: After the Gas and Bombs: The Health Crisis That’s Killing Syria “This country’s seven-year war is fueling a parallel disaster: a crippling public-health catastrophe. Some 400,000 Syrians have died from bullets, bombs, or torture, including alleged recent gas attacks. More may have died as a result of…

More News In Global Health

Baltimore Sun: University of Maryland virus institute to lead $100 million effort to track HIV programs in Nigeria (McDaniels, 4/17). Deutsche Welle: Philippines: Reported HIV subtype is treatable, says UNAIDS official (Santos, 4/17). Devex: Short-term private investment impacts sustainable development, U.N. report finds (Lieberman, 4/17). Global Health NOW: Palliative Pain…

Several Republican Lawmakers Argue Colombia Must Alter Drug Approval Criteria To Enter OECD

STAT: More GOP lawmakers urge U.S. trade officials to lean on Colombia over drug approvals “Still more Republican lawmakers are urging the U.S. trade representative to require Colombia to change its laws governing drug approvals before supporting the country’s membership in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, an intergovernmental…

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