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India Authorities Investigating Illegal Human Organ Trade Network

New York Times: India Police Probe Trade in Human Organs “…[Indian] authorities said they uncovered a complex nationwide network that was illegally trading in kidneys. … A 1994 law outlawed organ sales but permitted donations between family members. … The United Nations World Health Organization said that despite the official…

WHO Urges Increase In Voluntary Blood Donations On World Day

U.N. News Centre: On World Day, U.N. health agency calls for rapid increase in voluntary blood donations “On World Blood Donor Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for a rapid increase in voluntary blood donations in more than half of the countries globally in order to ensure a…

U.S., Cuba To Collaborate On Public Health Issues, Including Global Health Security, R&D

CNBC: U.S. announces health collaboration with Cuba; will coordinate on diseases, R&D “The United States said Monday it will collaborate with Cuba on health issues, the latest step in an historic rapprochement between the one-time bitter adversaries. An agreement between the U.S. and Cuba calls for ‘coordination across a broad…

Cancer Drugs Cost Less In Poorer Nations But Not More Affordable, Study Shows

Associated Press: Study: Cancer drugs less affordable in poor nations than U.S. “Cancer drugs predictably cost much more in the U.S. than in poor countries and even other wealthy nations, but a study shows they are less affordable in some developing countries despite the lower price. Relative to their ability…

CGD Podcast Discusses Tobacco Control Versus Eradication

Center for Global Development’s “CGD Podcast”: Tobacco: Control or Eradicate? — Podcast with David Sweanor and Bill Savedoff In this podcast, Rajesh Mirchandani, vice president of communications and policy outreach at CGD, speaks with CGD Senior Fellow Bill Savedoff and University of Ottawa Professor David Sweanor, who helped develop Canada’s…

Blog Post Examines Challenges To Addressing Breast Cancer In Haiti, Progress In Care

Humanosphere: In Haiti, breast cancer doesn’t need to be a death sentence Humanosphere journalist Lisa Nikolau discusses the challenges to addressing breast cancer in Haiti, citing fear, stigma, and a lack of support for patients. However, she notes progress, writing, “There’s no doubt that cancer care in Haiti has a…

June 2016 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The June 2016 WHO Bulletin includes editorials, news, research, and policy articles on various topics, including an editorial on ending the AIDS epidemic, a news article on mortality from noncommunicable diseases, a research article on the role of law in reducing tuberculosis transmission…

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