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WHO Calls For Careful Use Of Antibiotics, Collaborative Research To Develop New Drugs

The Guardian: How to stop antibiotic resistance? Here’s a World Health Organization prescription Marc Sprenger, director of the WHO’s secretariat for antimicrobial resistance “…[W]e are speeding up the process [of drug resistance] dramatically by using antibiotics too much and often in the wrong contexts. We need to slow down the development…

International Community Should Increase Efforts To Address Violence Against Women, Girls

The Lancet: Violence against women and girls: how far have we come? Editorial Board “…[A]lthough good examples of progress [addressing gender-based violence] exist, much more can be done. Addressing missed opportunities will be crucial moving forward. … As the problem of violence against women and girls is elevated in global…

Cholera Outbreaks Represent ‘Shame On Our Society’; More Investment Needed To Stop Disease’s Spread In Haiti

Boston Globe: Ignoring the plight of the poor in Haiti Louise C. Ivers, infectious disease physician, senior health and policy adviser for Partners In Health, and associate professor at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital “…Colleagues in the Haitian government, nongovernmental organizations, and bilateral and multilateral agencies have…

Blog Posts Recognize World Toilet Day, Discuss Link Between WASH, Nutrition

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: Bringing Clean, Safe, and Innovative Sanitation Services to East Africa Eric Mintz, team lead for the Global Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Epidemiology Team at the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID), writes about the CDC’s collaborative partnership with Sanivation, which “provide[s] toilets in…

Global Community Must Prioritize Polio Eradication Efforts In Areas Experiencing Human Migration, Conflict

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Smart Global Health”: Unsettled World Creates New Challenges for Polio Eradication — IMB Nellie Bristol, senior fellow with the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, discusses recommendations from an October 2015 report of the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) of the Global Polio Eradication initiative, including…

India Must Spend More To Prevent, Treat TB To Defeat Disease Worldwide, WHO Official Says

Reuters: Global fight against tuberculosis hinges on India stepping up funding: WHO “India is critical to the global fight to end an epidemic of tuberculosis by 2030 and must step up funding to control the disease, the World Health Organization said, citing concerns over broader cutbacks in government health programs…”…

Yemen Conflict Continues To Erode Humanitarian Situation; 14M People Lack Access To Health Care

U.N. News Centre: Yemen: U.N. warns humanitarian situation has deteriorated ‘drastically’ as conflict claims 5,700 lives “… ‘The collapse of basic services in Yemen continues to accelerate,’ the U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator, Johannes Van der Klaauw, told reporters via videoconference from the Yemeni Capital Sana’a. He added that approximately 14 million…

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