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Smartphone Technology Helps Track Dengue Cases In Pakistan

Huffington Post: How Cellphones Helped to Dramatically Reduce New Cases of Dengue Fever in Pakistan Ravi Kumar, digital strategist at World Bank Group “…According to Logged On, Smart Government Solutions from South Asia, a report by the World Bank, the [Pakistan] government … came to the decision to use smartphones…

Engagement Of Global Community In China-Africa Health Collaboration Needed For Success

The Lancet: China-Africa Health Collaboration Editorial Board “The 5th International Roundtable on China-Africa Health Collaboration: Contributing to Universal Health Coverage (UHC), Expanding Access to Essential Medicines … took place in Beijing last week (March 26–28). … The roundtable endorsed the Beijing Policy Recommendations 2015 — calling for collaboration to reflect…

System-Wide Approach Needed To Improve Road Safety In India

The Lancet: India needs shift in thinking to improve road safety Dinesh C. Sharma, journalist, columnist, and author based in New Delhi “A new road safety law is under discussion in India but experts worry that it won’t go far enough to address the country’s huge burden of road traffic…

Mobile Diagnostic Lab Can Reach Remote Areas With TB, Other Tests

New York Times: Fighting TB with a Drive-in Film and Test Amy Maxmen, science journalist “…[T]uberculosis … [is] an ancient disease that still kills about 4,100 people each day around the world because the tests to diagnose it and the drugs to treat it are inaccessible to many in need.…

Simplified Antibiotic Treatment Can Save Newborn Lives In Most Remote Areas

Huffington Post: Bending the Curve and Saving Newborn Lives Mariam Claeson, director of maternal, newborn and child health at the Gates Foundation “Every once in a while, a major innovation comes along — one that has the potential to change the lives and health of families all over the world…

More Work Must Be Done To Improve Health Care For Women, Girls

Devex: Women’s health is everyone’s health Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…You don’t have to be an expert in global development to know that women and girls around the world still face gender-specific barriers to reaching their full potential. Nor should it come as a…

Obesity Poses Global Health Threat

Project Syndicate: The Global Obesity Threat Richard Dobbs, director of the McKinsey Global Institute, and Boyd Swinburn, professor of Population Nutrition and Global Health at the University of Auckland and director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Obesity Prevention at Deakin University in Melbourne “In 2010, humanity passed…

Achieving Zero Hunger Requires Renewed Focus On Malnourished In Middle Income Countries

Huffington Post: Where Do the World’s Hungriest People Live? Not Where You Think Shenngen Fan, economist and director general of the International Food Policy Research Institute “…It may be a surprise that the majority of the world’s hungry and malnourished live in large Middle Income Countries (MICs), some of which…

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