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Civil Society Involvement Critical To TB Efforts, Addressing Stigma

The Guardian: Where is civil society in the fight against TB? Sophie Cousins, health writer “…[W]hy does [TB] not get the attention it warrants? Why is there so much stigma around TB? And where is the civil society movement that we saw with AIDS? When you contrast the extent of…

WHO Releases New Guidelines On Cancer Diagnosis, Marks World Cancer Day

AFP Relax News: Cancer experts urge greater focus on prevention “Cancer is not an inescapable fate. But while prevention can save millions of lives much more cheaply than treatment, it remains an underfunded, much-neglected weapon in the anti-cancer arsenal, experts say. Some 14 million new cancers are diagnosed each year,…

New CDC Quarantine Rules Would Enhance Agency’s Ability To Contain Outbreaks, Some Experts Say, But Raise Fears Among Others

FrontPageAfrica: Center For Disease Control New Laws May Restrict Liberian Travelers “…Travelers from Liberia including business owners and aid agencies could come under immense scrutiny should another Ebola-like communicable disease hit the country under a new and more robust regulation being undertaken by the U.S. Centers For Disease Control (CDC).…

WHO Executive Board Discusses Global Polio Post-Eradication Transition Plan

Devex: WHO board discusses polio eradication endgame “Polio eradication and antimicrobial resistance were among the biggest issues at the World Health Organization’s weeklong executive board meetings, which concluded on Tuesday. … The board called for the director general to compile a thorough report ahead of the World Health Assembly in…

WHO Recommends People Become More Active To Help Prevent NCDs

U.N. News Centre: With more people sedentary, U.N. health agency urges everyone to get moving “Not enough exercise contributes to cancer, diabetes, depression, and other non-communicable diseases, according to the United Nations health agency, which is urging people to get up and get active. … WHO’s Global Action Plan for…

6 African Nations Recognized With Award For Malaria Prevention Efforts

Thomson Reuters Foundation: African leaders hailed for progress in fight against malaria “Some of Africa’s poorest countries won an award on Monday for the progress they have made towards eliminating malaria, a disease that still kills a child on the continent every two minutes. Botswana, Cape Verde, Comoros, Democratic Republic…

Russia Will Not Spend Planned $1.2B On HIV/AIDS Response, According To News Agencies

ScienceInsider: Russia ditches plan to increase spending on HIV/AIDS “The Russian Health Ministry has decided that the country cannot afford to spend $1.2 billion that was supposed to go toward ramping up the response to its burgeoning HIV/AIDS epidemic. RBC, a respected Russian news agency, broke the story, which subsequently…

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