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WSJ. Magazine Profiles Christy Turlington Burns, Her Nonprofit Every Mother Counts

WSJ. Magazine: Christy Turlington Burns: From Supermodel to Activist “Supermodel Christy Turlington Burns has put her wanderlust in service to fellow mothers through Every Mother Counts, a nonprofit organization she founded in 2010, advocating for women’s health issues spanning the globe…” (Reed, 2/1).

Venezuela Experiencing Drug, Medical Supply Stock Outs, Needs Foreign Assistance, Pharmaceutical Group Says

Reuters: Venezuela needs urgent foreign medical aid, pharma group says “With scores of medicines in short supply due to a severe financial squeeze, Venezuela is suffering a ‘humanitarian crisis’ and requires rapid international assistance, according to a major pharmaceutical association. The Venezuelan Pharmaceutical Federation listed 150 medicines, from those for…

The Lancet Series Shows More Progress Needed To Lower Global Stillbirth Rate

The Guardian: World making barely any progress on preventing stillbirths, says Lancet “…In a series of papers on ending preventable stillbirths, published in The Lancet this week, researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), found the number of stillbirths had remain unchanged since 2011 and was…

Clinical Medicine, Public Health Fields Must Work Together To Ensure Healthy Global Populations

New England Journal of Medicine: The Future of Public Health Thomas Frieden, CDC director “…Maximizing health requires contributions from many sectors of society, including broad social, economic, environmental, transportation, and other policies in which government plays key roles; involvement of civil society; innovation by the public and private sectors; and…

Pulitzer Center Project Examines Access To Health Care In Rural Uganda

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting: Uganda: Looking at an Under-Resourced Health Care System “…Washington University student fellow Jae Lee’s project in Uganda examines rural people’s access to health care by sharing stories from community health workers, victims of poor health care, and lower-tier health care providers.” The project includes an…

New Partnership Initiative Aims To Strengthen Primary Health Care Systems, Providers In LMICs

News outlets discuss the U.N.’s launch of a public-private partnership called the Primary Health Care Performance Initiative (PHCPI). New York Times: Partnership Aims to Bolster Local Health Care Providers “Supported by one of the world’s leading philanthropies, a new partnership was announced Saturday during a United Nations development meeting aimed…

Indians Living Longer But With More Disabilities, Study Says

Wall Street Journal: Study: Longer, But Not Healthier, Life in India “Indians, on average, now live almost eight years longer than they did in 1990, but the extra years are giving more time for ailments that reduce quality of life to develop. That’s the finding of a study published [last]…

South Africa Faces Challenges Implementing Universal Health Coverage

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Smart Global Health”: The Arduous Path to Universal Health Coverage in South Africa Richard Downie, deputy director and fellow in the CSIS Africa Program, discusses South Africa’s efforts to implement a National Health Insurance (NHI) program and the challenges facing the country as it…