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U.S. Investment In Global Health Essential To U.S. Diplomacy, Economy, National Security

The Hill: Global health is good business — Trump should get in the prosperity Chris Collins, president of Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria “…America’s investment in global health is one area that should stand outside the political fray. … [C]ontinued and increased investment in global…

As Zoonotic Diseases Become More Common, Watch For 5 Little-Known Diseases In 2017

The Conversation: Five little-known diseases to watch out for in 2017 Derek Gatherer, lecturer at Lancaster University “…[E]merging diseases have been appearing at an accelerating rate. Part of the explanation for this may simply be that we are much better at detecting them now. On the other hand, population pressure,…

U.N.-Supported Vaccination Campaign Helps End Yellow Fever Epidemic In Angola

Reuters: Angola declares end to world’s worst yellow fever epidemic in decades “Angola declared the end of the world’s worst yellow fever epidemic in a generation on [December 23] after a U.N.-backed vaccination campaign of 25 million people that resulted in no new cases in six months…” (Coroado/Brock, 12/23).

New Outbreaks Like Zika Divert Attention From Existing Mosquito-Borne Disease Challenges

The Guardian: Outbreaks like Zika distract us from other medical emergencies Gary Finnegan, editor in chief at Break Dengue “…[E]fforts to develop … dengue response strategies are being slowed down by the outbreak of a more headline grabbing mosquito-borne virus — Zika. … The Zika outbreak has, quite rightly, spent…

Media Sources Examine Top Health, Development Stories Of 2016, Look Ahead To 2017

Devex: A year in review: Global development in 2016 “In development policy circles 2016 was branded a ‘year of action.’ With big global agreements in place, this was a year for implementation, for attention to the nuts and bolts of getting things done. There has been plenty of action –…

WHO Needs Additional Funding To Implement New Pandemic Preparedness Plan

Quartz: The WHO has a plan to save the world from the next pandemic — but it doesn’t have the money “…As a new year begins, the WHO is beginning to implement a new pandemic preparedness plan, so that countries around the world are ready for the next Ebola or…

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