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Motherboard Features Series Of Articles On Efforts To Eliminate Malaria

Motherboard: Malaria’s Last Stand: Will We Defeat Malaria? “…Malaria’s Last Stand is an expository look at the ongoing burden of one of humanity’s oldest diseases. Staff writer Kaleigh Rogers traveled to Tanzania to capture the scope of malaria’s impact on the road to elimination” (6/27).

Rapid Diagnostics, Shorter Treatment Regimens, Health Care Provider Involvement Critical To Reducing TB Burden In Afghanistan

PLOS Blogs’ “Speaking of Medicine”: Ending Tuberculosis in Afghanistan: working together towards a common goal Mohammad Razai, a medical doctor and global health researcher, discusses the challenges and progress of TB efforts in Afghanistan, including the need to focus on shorter, less-expensive treatments and rapid diagnostic tests for MDR-TB by involving all…

Rapid Urbanization Threatens World’s Ability To Prevent, Control Infectious Diseases

The Guardian: More people in less space: rapid urbanization threatens global health Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance “…The combination of more people living in less space and placing more strain on already limited sanitation represents a fertile breeding ground for infectious disease and the insect vectors spreading…

U.S. Senate To Take Procedural Vote On Republican-Backed Zika Funding Agreement

CQ HealthBeat: Monday: Troubled Zika Response Funding and Spending Bill Woes “…[The House conference report (HR 2577) approved last week a] $1.1 billion funding level for Zika response efforts but Democrats object to funding offsets that transfer existing unspent funds and are keenly upset over limits on distribution of funding…

NPR’s TED Radio Hour Examines Guinea Worm Eradication Efforts

NPR: How Are Health Workers Putting An End To Guinea Worms? In this TED Radio Hour show, “Professor Richard Thaler returns to the show to talk about how a nudge has essentially eradicated guinea worm disease in Africa. … Thaler’s 2008 bestseller, Nudge, (co-written with Cass Sunstein) explores how concepts…

U.N. SG Ban Calls For Effective Response To Illicit Drug Use, Trade With ‘Focus On Health, Human Rights, Sustainable Development’

U.N. News Centre: On Day Against Drug Abuse, Ban calls for ‘effective, compassionate’ global response “Marking the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, United Nations Secretary-General [Ban Ki-moon Sunday] called for ‘a global response that is simultaneously effective, compassionate, and humane,’ to the challenges posed by the world…

Obama Administration Will Veto Zika Spending Package If Senate Approves Bill

CQ HealthBeat: Friday: Senate Trouble for Zika Response Funding Package “…Senators face a decision next week on the fate of a supplemental spending package to fund efforts to battle the Zika virus. Senate rules allow the conference report to jump onto the Senate agenda and avoid amendment haggling. However, the…

House Democrats Attempt To Force Vote On Zika Funding As July 4th Recess Approaches

The Atlantic: House Democrats Try to Force Another Vote on Zika “Congressional lawmakers started formal negotiations last week on Zika funding, but things aren’t moving fast enough for House Democrats…” (Kelly, 6/21). CQ News: Zika Spending Talks Headed for the Finish Line, But No Deal Yet “…A Democratic Senate conferee…

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