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January 2016 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The January 2016 WHO Bulletin includes news, research, and policy articles on various topics, as well as an editorial by WHO economists Joseph Kutzin and Susan P. Sparkes on health systems strengthening, universal health coverage, health security and resilience (January 2016).

Myanmar’s Efforts To Eliminate Malaria Serve As Model For ‘Disease Diplomacy’

Los Angeles Times: Pursuing disease diplomacy in Myanmar Myaing Myaing Nyunt and Christopher Plowe, both public health scientists at the Institute for Global Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine “…Last summer in Washington, D.C., more than a dozen of [Myanmar’s] officials, military leaders, opposition politicians, and ethnic…

WHO Executive Board Should Spearhead Global Health Security Conversation To Promote Peace

The Lancet: Offline: What the war against ISIL means for health Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of The Lancet “…The negative effects of ISIL on health are all too clear. First, there will be higher rates of conflict-related mortality. … Second, there will be serious damage to health systems — their infrastructure,…

U.S. Agencies, UNAIDS Recognize World AIDS Day 2015

AIDS.gov: Live White House Webcast for World AIDS Day — December 1st In recognition of World AIDS Day on December 1, the White House will webcast its World AIDS Day event live. “The event will focus on this year’s federal theme, The Time to Act is Now…” (11/23). AIDS.gov: Ambassador…

Humanitarian Aid With Added Agendas Could Fuel Terrorism, Conflict

Daily Beast: You Can’t Kill Terrorism With Kindness or Aid That Comes With An Agenda Alex Perry, author and foreign correspondent “…Today many NGOs have all but totally surrendered their impartiality in favor of working with governments rather than outside them while also expanding their mission from narrowly defined assistance…

New White House Fact Sheet On Global Health Security Agenda Lists 30 Partner Countries

White House: FACT SHEET: The U.S. Commitment to the Global Health Security Agenda On Monday, “during the G-20 Leaders’ Summit in Antalya, Turkey, President Obama announced that the United States and 30 countries, listed below, have made a commitment to work together to achieve the targets of the Global Health…

U.S. Investments In Global Public Health Are ‘Smart Foreign Policy’

Forbes: Our Opportunity Where Health and National Security Converge Bill Frist, former U.S. senator from Tennessee and chair of Hope Through Healing Hands “[Last] week, former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle and I released a report recommending a policy of strategic health diplomacy, inspired and informed by the success of…

TPP Needs ‘Thorough Human Rights Assessment’ To Ensure No Threat To Achieving SDGs

The Conversation: The Trans-Pacific Partnership poses a grave threat to sustainable development Matthew Rimmer, professor of intellectual property and innovation law at the Queensland University of Technology “…Several chapters of the [Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)] impinge upon the [Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)], potentially undermining the U.N.’s efforts to promote sustainable development…