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PLOS Blog Post Explores Potential Impacts Of ‘Brexit’ On U.K., Global Health Policy

PLOS “Translational Global Health”: Brexit: what might it mean for global health? Rhea Saksena, a British global health graduate and medical student, discusses how the U.K.’s exit from the European Union could impact health domestically as well as globally, and she explores other public health, environmental, and trade issues. Saksena…

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…

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