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U.S. Increasingly Isolated On Social, Health Issues At U.N.

The Guardian: Trump administration in ‘staggering’ isolation at U.N. on health issues “The outgoing Trump administration’s final days at the United Nations have resulted in a deepening of U.S. isolation on social and health issues, with only a handful of allies including Russia, Belarus, and Syria. In one vote this…

Blog Posts, Releases Address Various Global Health Topics, Including Gendered Impacts Of Disease Outbreaks; Reshaping Health, Food System Priorities; Antimicrobial Resistance

BMJ Opinion: Strengthening pandemic preparedness and response begins with answering the question: where are the women? Clare Wenham, assistant professor of global health policy at the London School of Economics (LSE), and colleagues (11/20). Think Global Health: Tackling the World’s Most Vexing Diseases Through Data Lauren A. Do, research assistant…

More COVID-19 & Global Health News

Al Jazeera: Pacific’s Samoa records first case of coronavirus (11/19). Devex: Exclusive: FCDO to become ‘reserved’ department, will not be hiring foreign nationals (Worley, 11/18). New Humanitarian: In storm-hit Honduras, a climate crisis drives needs and fuels migration (Olson, 11/18). New York Times: How Profit Collided With Public Health in…

Biden Administration, Incoming Congress Should Revoke Mexico City Policy, Pass Legislation To Permanently Repeal Rule, HRW Advocacy Officer Says

Human Rights Watch: Trump Administration Moves to Entrench Global Gag Rule Elisa Epstein, Washington advocacy officer at HRW, discusses the Trump administration’s efforts to expand the Mexico City policy, also known as the global gag rule, and notes, “Biden should immediately issue an executive order when he takes office to…

WHO Announces Plan To Eliminate Cervical Cancer Worldwide By 2050

U.N. News: WHO rolls out plan to rid world of cervical cancer, saving millions of lives “The World Health Organization (WHO) set out a strategy on Tuesday for eliminating cervical cancer, which would avoid the death of an estimated five million women and girls from the disease, by 2050. ……

More COVID-19 & Global Health News

AFP: Coronavirus crippling fight against other pandemic: TB (Galey, 11/16). AP: Public health programs see surge in students amid pandemic (Smith/Young, 11/17). Borgen Magazine: Nootkatone: A New Weapon to Fight Insect-Borne Diseases (Jaffee, 11/16). Devex: Witchcraft accusations and cataracts: The effects of open-fire cooking in Tanzania (Chakamba, 11/17). The Guardian:…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Global Health Topics, Including Study Results On HIV Prevention; Role Of Evaluation In Achieving SDGs; FGM In India

The Conversation: Large Africa study makes important breakthrough in HIV prevention Sinead Delany-Moretlwe, associate professor and director of research at the Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute I at the University of the Witwatersrand (11/15). Devex: Opinion: Why evaluation is key to rebuilding better and achieving the 2030 Agenda Anthony…

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