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WHO Recognizes Health-Related Challenges, Successes Of 2016

WHO: WHO celebrates achievements in 2016, despite global health challenges In a year-end statement, WHO Director-General Margaret Chan announces the agency’s 2016 Year in Review report and highlights several challenges and successes from the year, including “the seemingly boundless human suffering experienced by civilians and health care staff in war…

CSIS Report Identifies Opportunities To Strengthen Global TB Response

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Raise profile, funding of global TB response to match advances seen in HIV, malaria efforts, report says Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses findings from a report released by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) on the…

CDC Increasingly Addressing Global Health Issues To Improve Domestic Medical Care, Safety

PRI: The CDC is stepping up in the global fight against infectious disease “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, is increasingly focused on health concerns outside the United States as the world becomes more interconnected. And its international mission goes well beyond fighting global infectious diseases…

Researchers Identify Gene Marker For Piperaquine-Resistant Malaria In Cambodia

BBC News: Malaria drugs’ complete failure tracked “…Artemisinin resistance has been known about for years, but a recent rise in resistance to piperaquine as well means the main malaria treatment, taking both together, is starting to fail. International groups of researchers analyzed the DNA from hundreds of malaria parasites to…

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