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Congress Should Pass Legislation To Fully Protect Aid Workers In Conflict Settings

The Hill: Doctors are dying in Syria Dabney P. Evans, assistant professor of global health and director of the Emory University Center for Humanitarian Emergencies, and Lara S. Martin, programs manager at the Emory University Center for Humanitarian Emergencies “…The U.S. … has draft legislation — the Medical Neutrality Act…

Access To Midwives Advances Global Health, Gender Equality

TIME: Midwives Are Essential to Global Health Jerker Liljestrand, senior program officer of maternal, newborn, and child health at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…If … countries hope to reduce their maternal and newborn mortality rates …, they should prioritize deploying midwives and scaling up midwifery practices in their…

U.N. Security Council Unanimously Adopts Resolution Calling For Protection Of Health Facilities, Workers In War Zones, As Hospital Bombed In Government-Held Aleppo

The Guardian: U.N. demands protection for war zone hospitals after ‘epidemic of attacks’ “The U.N. Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution intended to protect hospitals, medical professionals, and patients from ‘an epidemic of attacks’ on health facilities in war zones…” (Jones, 5/3). New York Times: U.N. Security Council Condemns…

Clinical Infectious Diseases Supplement Examines TB Control In Health Settings

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Health workers face tuberculosis risks up to three times those of general population, while infection control, worker protections lag Antigone Barton, senior writer and editor of “Science Speaks,” discusses articles in a Clinical Infectious Diseases supplement on tuberculosis control in health settings and…

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