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‘Science Speaks’ Examines Increased Incidence Of Microcephaly In Angola

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: With surveillance gaps, Angola sees microcephaly incidence rise over months following Zika confirmation Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses a recent WHO Bulletin on outbreaks in the WHO African Region and highlights a rise in the number of microcephaly…

More News In Global Health

Agence France-Presse/FOX Business: Sanofi Urges Philippines to Lift Dengue Vaccine Suspension (12/11). Reuters: Philippine senator criticizes “reckless disregard” in dengue vaccine program (Lema, 12/11). The Guardian: The billionth treatment for river blindness — photo essay (Robertson, 12/12). New York Times: They Fled Boko Haram, Only to Be Raped by Nigeria’s…

U.S. House Committee Warns WHO’s IARC Funding Could Be Cut If Transparency Not Improved

Reuters: U.S. House committee ‘may reconsider’ WHO cancer agency funds “U.S. congressional committee members warned on Friday that Washington’s funding of the World Health Organization’s cancer research agency could be halted unless it is more open about its operations. In a letter to the France-based International Agency for Research on…

WHO Director General Faces Several Challenges As Process To Rewrite WHO Strategy Begins

The Lancet: Offline: The tasks facing Dr. Tedros Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of The Lancet “…WHO should focus on a ‘few big things’ rather than producing a long shopping list of undertakings. One overriding priority should be to remake the national investment case for health. At a time when most resources…

Malaria Investments Critical To Ending Epidemic, Supporting Economic Growth

Friends of the Global Fight: Robust malaria investments see returns and keep progress from sliding backwards Katie Broendel, senior communications manager at Friends of the Global Fight, discusses findings from the latest World Malaria Report. Broendel also highlights a recent study released by the Malaria Elimination Initiative (MEI) at the…

U.N. Agencies Release Statements Recognizing Human Rights Day

PAHO: Human Rights approach eyed as way to cut maternal deaths “An approach based on human rights using international legal instruments can help in the effort to reduce maternal mortality in the Americas, according to experts speaking … at a Pan American Health Organization symposium…” (12/8). UNAIDS: Message on the…

Blog Post Discusses Role Of Human Rights In Reaching Global Health Goals

BMC Blog: Human Rights Day: Advancing Human Rights for Global Health through the World Health Organization Benjamin Mason Meier, associate professor of global health policy, and the Zachary Taylor Smith, distinguished chair in public policy, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and colleagues discuss the importance of…

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