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OIC Nations Should Work With U.S. Partners, Others To Scale Up NTD Control, Elimination

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases: Impact of the Neglected Tropical Diseases on Human Development in the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Nations Peter J. Hotez, co-editor in chief of PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases and U.S. science envoy for the Middle East and North Africa; and Jennifer R. Herricks, postdoctoral fellow at Rice…

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,…

Yemen Conflict Continues To Erode Humanitarian Situation; 14M People Lack Access To Health Care

U.N. News Centre: Yemen: U.N. warns humanitarian situation has deteriorated ‘drastically’ as conflict claims 5,700 lives “… ‘The collapse of basic services in Yemen continues to accelerate,’ the U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator, Johannes Van der Klaauw, told reporters via videoconference from the Yemeni Capital Sana’a. He added that approximately 14 million…

Political Violence In Burundi Forcing Many To Flee Homes, Face Food Insecurity

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Violence, hunger, poverty stalk troubled Burundi, many flee homes “Political violence, a shrinking economy, and biting aid cuts are worsening poverty and hunger across Burundi, amid reports that thousands of people are internally displaced and unable to get help…” (Migiro, 11/18).

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