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New Tobacco Control Funding To Be Available For LMICs Through WHO Framework Collaboration

U.N. News Centre: New direct funding available for low- and middle-income countries to regulate tobacco — U.N. “New funding is now available to support tobacco control implementation for low- and middle-income countries through the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC), currently the strongest global instrument to…

Grand Challenges Annual Meeting Allows Attendees To Work Toward Creating ‘Better Life’ For Poor People Worldwide, Gates Foundation Official Says

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: My Three Days at the Epicenter of Global Health Ingenuity and Transformation Trevor Mundel, president of global health at the Gates Foundation, discusses the Grand Challenges Annual Meeting, which took place last week in London. Mundel writes, “The beauty of this conference is…

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,…

Johns Hopkins-Pulitzer Center Symposium Examines Access To Surgery In LMICs

Global Health NOW: Sutures for the Future “It might seem a bit incongruous at first: Isn’t surgery more about medicine than public health — helping one patient at a time rather than intervening at the population level? A panel of surgeons and a journalist, however, used data on the staggering…

Global Leaders Should Renew Commitment To WHO Framework Convention On Tobacco Control

The Guardian: Every tobacco death is an avoidable tragedy. The epidemic must stop here Margaret Chan, director general of the World Health Organization “…By raising tax on tobacco products, requiring graphic warning labels, conducting hard-hitting mass media campaigns, and banning tobacco industry advertising and marketing, countries can improve the health…

African Health Leaders, Policymakers Gather At One Health Conference To Discuss Convergence Of Human, Animal Health

WHO: African leaders recognize importance of preventing and managing health emergencies on inaugural One Health Day “…[This] week (8-11 November), the WHO Africa Region, in collaboration with global and regional partners, will convene the West African Regional Conference on One Health in Dakar, Senegal. More than 200 policymakers, experts, and…

IDWeek 2016 Panel Discusses Impacts Of, Responses To Antibiotic Resistance In LMICs

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: IDWeek 2016: Low- and middle-income countries are most affected by antimicrobial resistance, have the least capacity to address it Rabita Aziz, policy research coordinator for the Center for Global Health Policy, reports from IDWeek 2016 on a panel discussion examining the impacts and…

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