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Local, Global Leaders Should Commit To Improving Public Health In Cities

Devex: Opinion: The future of public health lies in cities Margaret Chan, WHO director general “…On Nov. 21, more than 100 mayors from around the world issued the ‘Healthy Cities Consensus’ during the 9th Global Conference on Health Promotion in Shanghai, China. Conference delegates, including around 40 government ministers and…

Global Leaders Make 2 Landmark Commitments To Promote Health, Eradicate Poverty At 9th Global Conference On Health Promotion

WHO: 9th Global Conference on Health Promotion: Global leaders agree to promote health in order to achieve Sustainable Development Goals “Leaders from governments and United Nations organizations, city chiefs, and health experts from around the world [on Monday] made two landmark commitments to promote public health and eradicate poverty. The…

Nations Must Make Commitments To Improving Health, Reaching For Sustainable Development

Devex: Opinion: Leading from the top to promote health and sustainable development Margaret Chan, WHO director general “Next week, more than 1,000 global leaders in politics, health, and development will meet at the Global Conference on Health Promotion in Shanghai to underscore the links between health and sustainable development, and…

‘Science Speaks’ Highlights Several Presentations At ASTMH 2016 Meeting

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: ASTMH 2016: HIV cure trials can meet challenges in Africa, researcher says Christine Lubinski, executive director of the Center for Global Health Policy, reports on a presentation on HIV treatment and cure clinical trials in Africa, presented at the American Society of Tropical…

Rwanda Seeks Ways To Compensate For Reductions In Foreign Health Aid

Nature: Rwanda feels the pinch as donors slash health aid “Rwanda has made major public health strides since the country’s genocide against the Tutsi people ended in June 1994, but declines in foreign aid now threaten that progress. Donors such as the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and…

Multiple Mosquito-Borne Diseases Can Be Simultaneously Transmitted To Humans, Studies Show

HealthDay News: Mosquitoes Can Deliver Zika/Chikungunya Double Whammy “Mosquitoes can infect people with Zika and chikungunya viruses at the same time, new research suggests. And another study found that in addition to Zika virus, two other mosquito-borne viruses — chikungunya and dengue — can also cause severe neurological problems. ……

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