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BBC: Malnutrition — you can be fat or thin (12/19). Becker’s Hospital Review: 4 notable outbreaks in the last decade (Bean, 12/18). Bloomberg: Partners In Health Co-Founder Dr. Paul Farmer on Fighting Ebola in Africa since 2014 (Westin, 12/18). Devex: Better together: Caribbean unites to tackle poor-quality medicines (12/19). Devex:…

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AP: U.N. to vote Friday on new Syria cross-border aid resolution (Lederer, 1/10). CIDRAP News: WHO: Flu on the rise in Northern Hemisphere (Soucheray, 1/9). The Economist: A rare outbreak of polio reflects the Philippines’ poor health care (1/11). The Guardian: ‘They don’t help’: refugees condemn U.N. over failures that…

Afghanistan’s Taliban Lifts Ban On WHO, With Conditions

Reuters: Afghanistan’s Taliban lifts ban on World Health Organization “Afghanistan’s Taliban insurgency has lifted a ban on World Health Organization activities in areas the militants control, a spokesman for the Islamist group said, reversing a stance that had been complicating efforts to eradicate polio. … In the statement, the Taliban…

WHO Publishes Update On Global Rubella, Vaccination Coverage

World Health Organization: Vast progress in reducing rubella, but 3 in 10 children still unprotected against the disease “For the first time, more than half of all the world’s infants are protected against the debilitating rubella virus, according to a new study by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the…

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Associated Press: U.N. investigator: 11 million North Koreans are undernourished (Lederer, 10/22). Devex: Donors launch a new club for social enterprises (Cheney, 10/24). Global Health NOW: Intimate Partner Violence Deters Breastfeeding (10/23). Globe and Mail: Polio, propaganda and public mistrust: In Pakistan, vaccine workers have three diseases to fight (Farooqui,…

New Republic Examines How Rise Of Nationalism Impacting Global Health

New Republic: How the rise of right-wing nationalism is jeopardizing the world’s health “…Measles cases are multiplying across the globe for the same reason that the international campaign to eradicate polio has stalled, and that Ebola outbreaks continue, and that opportunistic new diseases like Zika take us by surprise: a…

Restoring Public Confidence In Vaccines Requires ‘Open, Participatory’ Approach

Devex: Opinion: It’s time to rebuild public confidence in vaccines Heidi Larson, professor and director of the Vaccine Confidence Project in the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and clinical professor at the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington…

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