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Cuba’s Health Worker Training Programs Could Help Lessen Shortages Worldwide

The Lancet: Cuba’s focus on preventive medicine pays off “…There is currently a deficit of more than seven million doctors, nurses, and other skilled health professionals in the developing world, according to estimates from WHO. … So what is to be done? The answer, or at least a partial one,…

Focus On Global Health, NTDs Could Improve U.S.-Cuba Diplomatic Relations

Baker Institute Blog: Student blog: The role of global health in U.S.-Cuba relations Anjali Bhatla, an intern in the disease and poverty program at the Baker Institute, discusses the role of global health in improving U.S.-Cuba diplomatic relations, writing, “A focus on [neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)] will not only yield…

Obama Highlights Global Development, Health Issues In State Of The Union Address

Devex: In Obama’s final SOTU, global dev gets unexpected airtime “Possibly for the first time, ‘development workers’ made it into a State of the Union address. United States President Barack Obama’s annual speech, his last as commander-in-chief, dedicated roughly 10 percent of its nearly 5,500 words to global development issues…

Houston Chronicle Profiles Work Of U.S. Science Envoy For The Middle East Peter Hotez

Houston Chronicle: Big idea: ‘Vaccine diplomacy’ in the Middle East “…[Tropical disease expert Peter J. Hotez,] who was appointed U.S. science envoy for the Middle East in 2015, brought his knowledge of these neglected tropical diseases to the turmoil in the Middle East and discovered the makings of a new…

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…

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