Media Outlets Look Back At Biggest Global Health, Development Stories Of 2017

Devex: Biggest global health moments of 2017
“…We’ve rounded up some of the biggest, headline-grabbing moments of 2017, from groundbreaking innovations and partnerships, to a multitude of controversies that grabbed the attention of the global health community…” (Ravelo, 12/21).

The Guardian: The year’s top development stories: 2017 in review
“As Donald Trump cut funding for family planning and people from East Africa to Yemen went hungry, peace finally gained a foothold in Colombia…” (Lamble, 12/25).

NPR: Race To Eradicate Guinea Worm And Polio Experienced Roadblocks In 2017
“This year, the world came tantalizingly close to wiping out two human diseases: Guinea worm and polio. But right at the finish line, both eradication projects have run into surprising roadblocks…” (Doucleff, 12/25).

Outbreak News Today: 10 Most Important Infectious Disease Stories of 2017: Outbreak News Today
“…10. Getting ever closer to eradication … 9. Measles in Europe … 8. Lyme disease developments … 7. The Dengvaxia debacle … 6. African meningitis belt … 5. Hepatitis A … 4. Running out of antibiotics … 3. Venezuela … 2. Madagascar plague … 1. The Yemen crisis…” (Herriman, 12/29).

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