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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. ……

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,…

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