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In Speech, WHO DG Chan Discusses Agency’s Views On Ebola Outbreak Response

WHO: WHO Director-General addresses Institute of Medicine Ebola workshop This transcript presents a speech made on September 1 by WHO Director-General Margaret Chan at the Institute of Medicine workshop on global governance for health in London. Chan outlines WHO’s views on the West African Ebola outbreak, including weaknesses of the…

Asia-Pacific TB Parliamentary Caucus Meets To Discuss Region’s Efforts Against Tuberculosis

Devex: Asia-Pacific unites in battle against tuberculosis “Parliamentarians from the United Kingdom and countries in Asia and the Pacific gathered this week in Sydney, Australia, to create a unified voice for the region’s fight against tuberculosis. … The Asia-Pacific TB Parliamentary Caucus is the first regional meeting to come out…

Report Examines R&D Pipeline Progress For TB, HIV, HCV

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Pipeline report points toward nascent progress in the fight against tuberculosis Lindsay McKenna, TB/HIV project officer at the Treatment Action Group (TAG), discusses a report examining advancements in tuberculosis research and development. McKenna writes, “TAG’s 2015 Pipeline Report looks at advances in diagnostics, treatment, and…

School-Based Mass Deworming Programs Can Improve Children’s Health, Nutrition

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: A New Perspective on the War on Worms Charles Mwandawiro, chief research officer and assistant director of partnership and collaboration at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), discusses the efficacy of school-based mass deworming programs for children and offers Kenya’s national deworming program…

Mass Drug Administration Effective Strategy For Preventing Drug-Resistant Malaria In Myanmar, Study Shows

SciDev.Net: Myanmar winning against drug-resistant malaria “The threat of a drug-resistant malaria pandemic in Myanmar has been contained for now, thanks to joint efforts of malaria research organizations and Myanmar’s health ministry. Mass anti-malarial drug administration provided an effective strategy, according to a study recently published in Malaria Journal (16…

India Reports 530 Dengue Cases In Capital New Delhi; Highest Number Since 2010

International Business Times: India: New Delhi reports highest number of dengue fever cases in five years “The Indian capital of New Delhi reported 477 cases of dengue fever in August, the highest number since 2010, bringing the total number of cases this year to more than 530, according to local…