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Financial Times Special Report Examines Sustainable Health Care Solutions

Financial Times: Special Report: Sustainable Healthcare “As sedentary lifestyles and population longevity spread from industrial societies to the developing world, health systems across the globe will need to turn from fighting infectious diseases to coping with chronic health conditions…” The special report includes 10 articles, including pieces on how increasing…

International Partnership, Cooperation Brings Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine To More Children

Devex: New Japanese encephalitis vaccine ‘a historic moment for global health’ Lance Gordon, director for neglected infectious diseases in the global health program of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…The new [Chinese developed and manufactured Japanese encephalitis] vaccine is now available [through Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance] to the world’s…

Mapping Health Facilities Accurately Saves Lives

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Mapping health facilities supports accountability, saves lives Anita Datar, senior policy adviser for the Health Policy Project at Futures Group, discusses the importance of using accurate data for mapping health facilities (3/31).

Lesbian, Bisexual Women In Cuba Receive Unequal Health Services, Activists, Health Experts Say

Inter Press Service: Lesbians Receiving Unequal Treatment from Cuban Health Services “In addition to other forms of discrimination, lesbian and bisexual women in Cuba face unequal treatment from public health services. Their specific sexual and reproductive health needs are ignored, and they are invisible in prevention and treatment campaigns for…

FGM Continues To Occur In Thailand’s Muslim South, Despite WHO Ban

The Guardian: In Thailand’s Muslim south, authorities turn a blind eye to FGM “Female genital mutilation, banned by the WHO, seems to be common in the three Muslim-majority southern provinces, but officials are taking no action…” (Paluch, 4/1).

Children Affected By Ebola In Liberia Need Protection, Support Services

Huffington Post: In Liberia, Children Affected by Ebola Need Our Support George Kordahi, national director of SOS Children’s Villages in Liberia “…The [Ebola] outbreak has been a tragedy for all of us, but especially for Liberia’s most vulnerable children. Children and youth were and continue to be in desperate need…

Better Access To Surgical Care Could Avert 1.5M Deaths Annually

World Bank: Surgery Could Save Millions of Lives in Developing Countries The World Bank Group published a new book on how better access to surgical care can avert 1.5 million deaths a year. The book, titled “‘Essential Surgery,’ launched at the Consortium of Universities for Global Health sixth annual conference in…