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International Community Must Plan For Long-Term Global Health Security Issues

The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Infectious disease emergencies: taking the long-term view Editorial Board “…Understandably, the attention of the public, politicians, and the media is dominated by the newest and scariest outbreak. But focusing on the disease du jour has its drawbacks. There is a danger of exaggerating risks, monopolizing resources,…

E.U.’s Midterm Budget Review Provides Opportunity To Exhibit Leadership In Global Health Innovation

Devex: Opinion: Global health innovation is a prescription for European leadership Cécile Vernant, head of E.U. advocacy for Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung (DSW) “…In order to achieve [the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)], governments throughout the world need to urgently scale up their investment in global health innovation — developing new vaccines,…

1 In 50 People In Russia’s 4th-Largest City Living With HIV, Health Official Says

Associated Press: Official: Fourth-largest city in Russia has HIV epidemic “Russian health officials say one in 50 people in the country’s fourth-largest city is carrying [HIV] as Russia struggles to deal with a rapidly rising number of infections. The central Russian city of Yekaterinburg suffers from an HIV epidemic, regional…

NGOs In Ukraine Aim To Improve Life For People Who Use Injection Drugs

PRI: Drug users are presumed criminals in Ukraine. New police training is aimed at changing that. “In Ukraine, substance abuse has been an epidemic for the past two decades — about one percent of all adults are intravenous drug users — the leading cause of HIV transmission in the country.…

Parliamentary Commission In Poland Rejects Proposal For Complete Abortion Ban

Associated Press: After mass protests, Poland won’t back total abortion ban “Lawmakers with Poland’s ruling right-wing party voted in a tumultuous parliamentary commission session to reject a proposal for a total ban on abortion. … However, the proposal must still go to a vote to the full assembly of the…

Women In Poland Protest Legislative Proposal For Total Ban On Abortion

Associated Press: Women in Poland strike to protest proposal for abortion ban “Polish women donned black, waved black flags, and took to Poland’s streets in large numbers on Monday, boycotting jobs and classes as part of a nationwide strike to protest a legislative proposal for a total ban on abortion…”…

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