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The Lancet Examines China’s Health Reform Challenges

The Lancet: Child health in China: great progress but challenges ahead Editorial Board “…Progress has been unprecedentedly astonishing for child survival in China, but so have been the existing and emerging challenges for child health. Huge disparities in child health remain pervasive in China. … Furthermore, China is short of…

Integrated Research On Zika Virus, Other Arboviruses, Needed To Stop Future Pandemics

New England Journal of Medicine: Zika Virus in the Americas — Yet Another Arbovirus Threat Anthony Fauci, director, and David Morens, senior scientific adviser, both of the NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases “…With its recent appearance in Puerto Rico, Zika virus forces us to confront a potential…

Drought, Conflict Exacerbating Food Shortages, Hunger In Ethiopia, South Sudan

Los Angeles Times: People are starving in East Africa — again — as the world looks away “Humanitarian groups are growing increasingly concerned about two hunger emergencies unfolding in East Africa — one caused by drought, the other by war. Millions of people in Ethiopia and South Sudan are short…

Action Against Climate Change Can Result In Health, Economic Benefits

Huffington Post: Action on Climate Change Creates a Circle for Health and Economic Growth Flavia Bustreo, WHO assistant director general for family, women’s, and children’s health, and vice chair of the Board of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance; and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, incoming chair of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance “…[C]ountries that take…