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Skilled Health Workforce Critical To Global Health Security

The Lancet: No health workforce, no global health security Editorial Board “…[W]hat is the most important determinant of individual health security? In one word, people. Or, more programmatically, skilled health professionals. … Global health security depends on many factors — robust disease surveillance systems, reliable health information, prevention, diagnostic, and…

Funding Cuts To UNFPA Threaten Progress To Achieve FP2020, SDGs

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: Failing to Deliver on Family Planning? Funding in Crisis Amanda Glassman, vice president for programs, director of global health policy, and senior fellow at CGD, discusses the impact of funding cuts to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), noting, “[O]n the current…

Working Group Proposes Recommendations For G7 To Enhance Global Health Security

The Lancet: Protecting human security: proposals for the G7 Ise-Shima Summit in Japan Members of the Japan Global Health Working Group discuss areas for global health security action by the G7 countries at their meeting in Japan in May 2016, writing, “Rather than creating new funding or organizations, global leaders…

Decriminalizing LGBT Relationships, Sex Work Critical To Ending HIV

The Guardian: We will lose the battle against HIV without LGBT decriminalization Bisi Alimi, founder of the Bisi Alimi Foundation “…[O]ur biggest challenge in the fight against [HIV] is people’s reaction to those living with it. This must be addressed as the International AIDS Conference returns to Durban in July.…

Phasing Out Coal Power Would Slow Climate Change, Improve Public Health

BMJ Blogs: Nick Watts: Why the global health community is calling on the G7 to pull the plug on coal Nick Watts, director of the U.K. Health Alliance on Climate Change, discusses the impact of coal-fired power on public health, writing, “Health professionals from around the world have come together…

WHO To Convene Emergency Meeting On Angolan Yellow Fever Outbreak

Agence France-Presse: WHO calls emergency meeting on yellow fever outbreak “The World Health Organization will hold an emergency meeting Thursday on the yellow fever outbreak that has hit hardest in Angola but risks spreading further if vaccinations are not ramped up…” (5/17). Los Angeles Times: Health officials to weigh declaring…

At Women Deliver Conference, Experts Discuss Contraceptive Access, Options, Maternal Health

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Self-injectable contraceptives could be life-saver in Africa: health experts “Self-injectable contraceptives, which are being trialed in Uganda and Senegal, could revolutionize women’s lives in rural Africa and dramatically cut maternal and newborn deaths, health experts said on Tuesday. The disposable $1 device consists of a small needle…

NGOs Continue To Push For End To ‘War On Drugs’

Devex: Making a fundamental shift in drug policy and harm reduction “…UNGA [recently] held another special session on drugs, which civil society had hoped would be an opportunity not only for their voices to be heard but an opportunity for real drug policy reform. But the latest special session was…

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