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President Trump’s Proposed Cuts To U.S. Foreign Aid Threaten Lives

The Guardian: ‘Trump’s aid budget is breathtakingly cruel — cuts like these will kill people’ Jeremy Konyndyk, senior policy fellow at the Center for Global Development “President Trump’s new budget plans take particular aim at foreign aid spending, proposing [cuts to] civilian foreign affairs spending. … U.S. funding provides the…

WHO Adopts New Global Strategy To Strengthen Vector Control

U.N. News Centre: With innovative strategy, U.N. health agency launches new offensive against vector-borne diseases “…Starting in June 2016, the U.N. health agency began developing a comprehensive response to strategically guide countries and partners to urgently strengthen vector control as a fundamental approach to preventing disease and responding to outbreaks.…

India Reports 3 Zika Cases; Experts Say More Likely

New York Times: India Acknowledges Three Cases of Zika Virus “…Hardly anyone outside the government knew about the three cases until last week, after the World Health Organization announced that it had received reports about them from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Gujarat state government officials then spoke…

Single Gene Mutation Possibly Made Zika More Dangerous To Fetuses, Study Shows

New York Times: The Zika Virus Grew Deadlier With a Small Mutation, Study Suggests “…An intriguing study in mice, which has prompted some skepticism among experts, suggests that a single genetic mutation helped transform the Zika virus into a devastating force in Latin America. The report was published on Thursday…

Opinion Piece Recounts 18 Successes In Global Health In 2017

Project Syndicate: A Year of Successes in Global Health Melvin Sanicas, regional medical expert at Sanofi Pasteur — Asia, Japan, and the Pacific “…[P]erhaps the most significant achievements of the last 12 months were in global health. I count 18 unique successes in 2017, many of which will help sow…

More News In Global Health

The Guardian: ‘I don’t live any more’: Zika takes a heavy toll on families in Brazil (Phillips, 2/5). The Guardian: India’s sanitary towel hero Pad Man bound for Bollywood glory (Waheed, 2/3). NPR: A Crowd Is Waiting For A Cervical Cancer Clinic On Wheels (Roemer, 2/4). Thomson Reuters Foundation: Mobile…

More News In Global Health

Associated Press: Dozens of high fever deaths cause panic in northern India (Banerjee, 9/13). BBC News: Morocco bans forced marriage and sexual violence (9/12). Devex: What about women? The case for gendered NCD policies (Politzer, 9/13). Forbes: Landmark Commitments Will Be Made At The Global Climate Action Summit (Shukla, 9/12).…

Sanofi Ends Research Into 2 Experimental Zika Vaccines After U.S. Funding Focus Shifts

Wall Street Journal: Sanofi Stops Work on Two Zika Vaccines “Drugmaker Sanofi SA has ended its development of two Zika virus vaccines, citing a decline in new infections and limits on U.S. government funding, in a move that illustrates the challenges in sustaining research in emerging infectious diseases after major…

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