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U.N., Experts Call For End To FGM On International Day Of Zero Tolerance

Thomson Reuters Foundation: “Medicalization” of female genital mutilation is serious threat — experts “A growing trend for midwives and nurses to carry out female genital mutilation (FGM) is undermining global efforts to eradicate the internationally condemned practice, experts have warned. Morissanda Kouyate head of the Inter-African Committee on Traditional Practices…

U.S. President Trump’s Immigration Ban Could Inhibit International Research, Prevention Work On Neglected Diseases, Experts Say

Nature: Trump immigration ban upends international work on disease “Diseases don’t respect borders, laws or walls. And efforts to combat them rely on networks of scientists to detect outbreaks early, understand how the diseases operate, and then intervene. Researchers say that President Donald Trump’s travel ban challenges that process, putting…

IntraHealth International Outlines 7 Global Health Issues To Track In 2017

Humanosphere: 7 global health issues to watch in 2017 Margarite Nathe, senior editor and writer for IntraHealth International, discusses seven global health issues the organization is tracking in 2017 including drug-resistant bacteria, potential complacency around HIV, reproductive health, Zika, vaccine development, shortages in the global health care workforce, and uncertainty…

High-Level Ministerial Meeting To Address Health Workforce Barriers To Achieving UHC

Frontline Health Workers Coalition: Health Employment Ministerial Meeting Holds Promise To Advancing on Universal Access to Health Services Cecilia Amaral, global communications associate at IntraHealth International, discusses the importance of addressing health workforce barriers in order to achieve universal health coverage (UHC). Amaral also highlights a meeting on health workforce investments and…

UHC Is ‘Ultimate Expression Of Fairness,’ Critical To Achieving Health-Related SDGs

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Universal Health Coverage: an affordable goal for all Margaret Chan, director general of WHO, and Gro Harlem Brundtland, deputy chair of The Elders “…Achieving [Universal Health Coverage (UHC)] and the other health-related [Sustainable Development Goal (SDG)] targets isn’t just about spending more money. Governments need to ensure…

Achieving UHC Requires Investments In Health Care Systems, Health Workers

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: To Achieve #HealthForAll We Need Health Workers for All IntraHealth International’s editorial team recognizes Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day and highlights five articles on reaching UHC by 2020, including pieces on the future of health financing, investing in frontline health workers to address noncommunicable diseases, investing in…

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