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WHO Strategy For Malaria ‘Sets Ambitious But Achievable Global Targets’

Tropical Health Matters: Eradication, Elimination: What is Feasible — WHO Global Malaria Program In his blog, formerly named “Malaria Matters,” Bill Brieger, a professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, presents a letter by Pedro Alonso, director of the WHO’s Global Malaria Programme, in which he “provide[s]…

Africa Holds 40 Of 50 Nations With Highest Traffic-Related Deaths, WHO Report Shows

The Economist: Road deaths in Africa: Worse than malaria “Road accidents are the leading cause of death among 15- to 29-year-olds globally, according to a report published by the World Health Organization on October 19th. Forty of the 50 countries with the highest road-death rates across all ages are in…

Policies Must Ensure Access To Essential Medicines

The Lancet: Essential medicines are still essential Andy L. Gray, Veronika J. Wirtz, Ellen F. M ‘t Hoen, Michael R. Reich, and Hans V. Hogerzeilemail, all members of the Lancet Commission on Essential Medicines Policies “On October 21, WHO published the full report of the 20th Expert Committee on the…

Funding Shortage Hampering WFP Efforts In Mauritania, Where Women, Children, Malian Refugees Most Affected By Food Insecurity

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Women, children, refugees bear brunt of Mauritania food crisis “…Droughts have reduced the availability of nutritious food, and widespread poverty — one in four Mauritanians live on less than $1.25 per day — means many cannot afford to eat healthily, according to WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin.…

Malaria Parasite Genotype Contained In Experimental Vaccine Could Impact Efficacy, Study Shows

News outlets report on a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine examining the relationship between an experimental malaria vaccine’s efficacy and the parasite genotypes it uses. Nature: Parasite mismatch explains mediocre performance of leading malaria vaccine “A malaria vaccine that has disappointed in clinical trials stumbled in…

Cutting Climate Pollutant Emissions Can Save Lives, WHO Report Says

VOA News: WHO: Reducing Short-lived Climate Pollutants Can Save Lives “The World Health Organization says millions of premature deaths can be prevented each year by reducing short lived climate pollutants. A WHO report recommends cutting emissions of black carbon, ozone, and methane…” (Schlein, 10/22).

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