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Countries Should Incorporate Surgery Into National Health Frameworks

New York Times: Surgery: The Neglected Stepchild of Global Health Emily Bruno, medical student at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and global surgery research associate with Harvard Medical School, and Mark G. Shrime, research director for the Program in Global Surgery and Social Change at Harvard Medical School…

Tobacco Taxation Can Help Finance Development, Health Initiatives

World Bank’s “Voices”: Taxing tobacco and the new vision for financing development Patricio V. Marquez, lead health specialist who is heading the Global Tobacco Control Initiative at the World Bank Group, discusses tobacco taxes as an innovative approach to funding development, writing, “The time has arrived to make tobacco taxation…

WHO Urges Asian Nations To Halve Traffic Accident-Related Deaths By 2020

VOA News: WHO Presses Asian Countries to Cut Road Deaths in Half “The World Health Organization (WHO) is pressing Asian countries to cut their road death and injury toll in half by 2020. A 2015 study from Chalmers Technical University in Goteborg, Sweden, covering 24 Asian countries encompassing 56 percent…

U.K. Chancellor To Urge Global Action On Antimicrobial Resistance At IMF Expert Panel Meeting

The Guardian: Antimicrobial resistance a ‘greater threat than cancer by 2050’ “Antimicrobial resistance to antibiotics will present a greater danger to humankind than cancer by the middle of the century unless world leaders agree international action to tackle the threat, according to George Osborne. The British chancellor will tell a…

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