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Cancer Patients In Uganda Face Late Diagnoses, Lack Of Treatment, IPS Reports

Inter Press Service: Uganda Ill-Equipped for Growing Cancer Burden “…While the East African country had huge success in the battle against the HIV virus in the 1990s, cervical and other cancers are the new health crises gripping the developing nation. One in 500 Ugandans suffers from cancer. But only five…

U.N. Officials, Health Agency Urge More Action On Commitments To Reach Global Goals

U.N. News Centre: U.N. officials spotlight need to move from commitments to results on Global Goals “Every country must accelerate the implementation pace of the ‘ambitious and transformative’ development agenda adopted by United Nations Member States nearly one year ago, by boosting efforts to overcome persistent challenges, new obstacles, and…

Advances In Cancer Research Could Guide Work Toward HIV Cure

CNN: Cancer research could help the search towards an HIV cure Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, co-discoverer of HIV and immediate past president of the International AIDS Society; Sharon Lewin, inaugural director of the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity; and Steven Deeks, professor at the University of California San Francisco; and…

International Tribunal Upholds Nations’ Rights To Implement Tobacco Control Measures To Protect Health

WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control: International tribunal upholds states’ rights to protect health through tobacco control “An international tribunal has upheld the sovereign authority of states to protect health through tobacco control. The World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) has confirmed that tobacco control measures…

July 2016 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The July 2016 WHO Bulletin includes editorials, news, research, and policy articles on various topics, including an editorial on engaging young people in preventing noncommunicable diseases; news articles addressing environmental issues and public health; a review on traffic accidents, injuries, and deaths in…

Blog Post Outlines 3 Ways Global Health Community Can Address Adolescent Health Needs

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: History’s Largest Generation Isn’t Getting the Health Care It Needs to Thrive Aimee Jakeman, intern for the Wilson Center’s Maternal Health Initiative, discusses a new Lancet commission on the health needs of adolescents, and highlights three considerations: taking contextual…

Next WHO Director General Will Need To Create Streamlined, Flexible Organization

PLOS Medicine: A Global Champion for Health — WHO’s Next? Clare Garvey, Thomas McBride, Linda Nevin, Larry Peiperl, Amy Ross, Paul Simpson, and Richard Turner, PLOS Medicine editors “…The next [WHO] director general will need to heed critics of the organization and craft a process of streamlining and restructuring to…

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