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WHO Committee Recommends Limited Use Of Sanofi’s Dengue Vaccine

STAT: Experts call for use of Sanofi’s dengue vaccine to be halted in most cases “The use of the world’s first dengue vaccine should be temporarily suspended except in limited circumstances because of concerns that it could put some people at heightened risk of severe disease, according to prominent public…

Governments, Health Organizations Should Strengthen Tobacco Control Policies

Project Syndicate: Seeing Through Big Tobacco’s Smokescreen Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO director general, and Tabaré Ramón Vázquez, president of Uruguay “…Around the world, tobacco use kills more than seven million people annually. Enough is enough; at this critical moment, we must not let the momentum slip. Governments and health organizations…

UNAIDS, Partners Assess Progress Toward ‘AIDS Free’ Agenda, AIDS-Related SDG Target

Devex: Child treatment, HIV prevention top UNAIDS priorities as it eyes SDG target “In an ambitious effort to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030, as set out by the Sustainable Development Goals, the United Nations has adopted a strategy that focuses on fast-tracking ending the disease among children, adolescents, and…

More News In Global Health

Associated Press: Global effort to get kids out of orphanages gains momentum (Mutler et al., 12/19). Bloomberg: The Fight to Eradicate Break-Bone Fever Faces Another Setback (Paton, 12/18). Devex: New data gateway helps developing countries collect crucial information (Cornish, 12/18). Devex: Responding to East Africa’s food security crisis in 2017,…

WHO Report Provides Assessment Of Health Inequalities In Indonesia

World Health Organization: Addressing inequalities on the road to ‘health for all’ in Indonesia This new WHO report provides an assessment of health inequalities in Indonesia, noting “that the state of health and access to health services varies throughout Indonesia and identifies a number of areas where action needs to…

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