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Long-Term Political Will, Funding For Health Systems Improvement Critical To Ending Preventable Maternal Deaths

Council on Foreign Relations’ “Women Around the World”: Ending Preventable Maternal Death Joia Mukherjee, chief medical officer of Partners In Health, discusses ways in which the organization addresses women’s health issues globally, including supporting community health workers, providing prenatal care early, supporting facility-based deliveries, and supporting the provision of emergency…

Humanitarian Organizations Must Respond Quickly To Emergency Situation In Nigeria’s Borno State

PLOS Blogs’ “Speaking of Medicine”: Humanitarian Emergency in Northeast Nigeria Jean-Hervé Bradol, emergency coordinator for Borno State and research director at the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Center for Reflection on Humanitarian Knowledge and Action (CRASH), discusses the humanitarian crisis that has developed since Boko Haram’s occupation of Borno state in…

The Atlantic Examines Challenges To Preventing, Treating TB

The Atlantic: The Danger of Ignoring Tuberculosis “…[I]n the United States, where tuberculosis has been on the decline since 1992, there’s a vague perception that it is a historic disease — long since cured and largely forgotten. That is not the case. Tuberculosis remains a major killer. As antibiotic-resistant strains…

TPP Would Result In Increased Drug Prices In Developing Countries

The Hill: TPP would make medicine a luxury for developing nations Nicholas Archer, contributor to Economics21 and student at Hillsdale College “…The [Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)] agreement offers many benefits, but contains several troubling provisions, including one that would force member countries to implement strong monopoly protections for newly introduced biologics.…

Guardian Seminar Explores WHO’s ‘Test And Treat’ HIV Policy With Expert Panel

The Guardian: Can WHO’s new ‘test and treat’ HIV policy reach those who need it most? “…The WHO’s new ‘test and treat’ policy aims to cut HIV transmission by suppressing the virus in those carrying it, which decreases their likelihood of passing it on to others. Yet, reaching the remaining…

New $22M Hospital Never Opened In Madagascar After Political Upheaval

The Guardian: Health in Madagascar takes turn for the worse as $22m hospital abandoned “…The hospital was almost complete, with just the morgue unfinished, when work suddenly stopped in 2012. A large metal fence was erected around the perimeter and a security guard installed to keep the public out. This…

‘Science Speaks’ Discusses AIDS 2016 Session On HIV, Related Infections Among Prisoners

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: AIDS 2016: Seeds planted at 2000 conference grow infectious disease responses in prisons Reporting on the AIDS 2016 conference that took place last month in Durban, Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses a session during which panelists shared their…

Devex Examines Efforts To Improve Access To Medicines For All Diseases

Devex: From communities to global policy: Innovations to access medicines underway “…The demand for medications to treat [non-communicable] diseases, along with ongoing infectious illnesses, will increase needs in countries that are already facing problems in everything from consistent delivery of drugs, to prices that are just too high. To address…

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