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Opinion Pieces Discuss Global Lack Of Pandemic Preparedness, Make Recommendations

Devex: Opinion: No, we are still not ready for a global pandemic Gabrielle Fitzgerald, CEO of Panorama “…Whether a new disease or old, I believe we are still woefully unprepared for a global pandemic. … Last year, I co-authored a report that synthesized the recommendations from seven major post-crisis reports…

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The Atlantic: A Simpler Way to Get to the Bottom of Mysterious Illnesses in Poor Countries (Yong, 10/16). CNN: Fareed Zakaria GPS: Man vs. Microbe (10/14). Devex: A new ‘forever fund’ for food security (Rogers, 10/16). Devex: IFC releases draft impact investment guidelines (Edwards, 10/15). Devex: Q&A: Listening as the…

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Agence France-Presse: UNICEF urges health care access for trapped Syrians (10/10). Associated Press: Doctors say refugees banished to Nauru are suicidal (10/11). Bloomberg: Gates Foundation Backs Self-Checkup App’s Africa Expansion (Lauerman/Kahn, 10/10). Business Insider: The startup behind a tool designed to save you a doctor’s visit has partnered with Bill…

New Issue Of Global Health: Science And Practice Journal Available Online

Global Health: Science and Practice: October 2018 The October 2018 issue of the Global Health: Science and Practice online journal features pieces on various topics, including an editorial on the revised Helping Babies Breathe training package; a commentary on the need for accelerated action to end preventable maternal mortality; and…

WHO, UNICEF Vaccinate More Than 300K People In Yemen Against Cholera

VOA News: U.N. Wraps Up Second Round of Cholera Vaccinations in Yemen “An estimated 300,000 people, more than half of them children, have been immunized against cholera in war-torn Yemen. The weeklong vaccination campaign was led jointly by the World Health Organization and U.N. Children’s Fund…” (Schlein, 10/5). Xinhua News:…

Indian Government Withdraws Substandard Polio Vaccine, Calms Fears Along With WHO

Quartz India: After contaminated vaccine sparks polio fears in India, WHO calms nerves “…The detection of contaminated vials of type-2 polio vaccines among batches administered to children in some parts of the country has sparked concern in medical and government circles, besides the public. … The WHO has, however, downplayed…

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Devex: Syria’s humanitarian crisis not likely to end in 2019, U.N. expert says (Lieberman, 10/5). Inter Press Service: Over and Under Nutrition: Two Sides of an Unhealthy Coin (Yakupitiyage, 10/4). IRIN: “If the water finishes, we will leave”: Drought is forcing hundreds of thousands of Afghans from their homes (Glinski,…

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Christian Science Monitor: Culture shift: What’s behind a decline in drinking worldwide (Llana/Traub, 10/3). Devex: India counts down to its open defecation elimination goal (Rogers, 10/4). The Guardian: ‘I will not give them the baby’: the plight of Cambodia’s detained surrogates (Handley/Meta, 10/2). NPR: Why Infanticide Is A Problem In…

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aidsmap: One in five exposed to TB during HIV clinic visits, Malawi study finds (Alcorn, 10/1). Associated Press: Zimbabwe in huge cholera vaccination drive after 49 deaths (10/3). BBC News: The battle for better disability rehab in North Africa (Daniels, 10/1). BBC News: Cervical cancer: Australia ‘to be first to…

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