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News Outlets Examine Efforts To Prevent, Treat TB In Southeast Asian Nations

CNN: What happens when health care is scarce and TB rates are high “…TB is now the leading cause of death by an infectious disease, globally, and Cambodia has among the highest rates in the world, with 380 people estimated to be infected per 100,000 in the population in 2015.…

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Overcoming Barriers Of Stigma, Marginalization Of TB Patients Vital To Ending Disease, WHO Says

VOA News: Protecting Rights of TB Patients Critical in Ending Global Epidemic “In advance of World TB Day (March 24), the World Health Organization is warning the battle to wipe out the global tuberculosis epidemic will not be won unless stigma, discrimination, and marginalization of TB patients is brought to…

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In Coordinated Effort, 13 African Nations Aim To Vaccinate More Than 115M Children Against Polio Next Week

Associated Press: U.N. aims to immunize more than 115 million kids against polio “The World Health Organization says it’s aiming to vaccinate more than 115 million children against polio across Africa next week, in its continuing bid to wipe out the crippling disease. In a statement Thursday, the U.N. health…

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U.S. Must Protect ‘Critical Investments In Women’s Health Globally’

Huffington Post: From Here To Uganda: Why U.S. Leadership On Reproductive Rights Matters Seema Jalan, executive director at the Universal Access Project “…Unprecedented efforts are under way to roll back gains in sexual and reproductive health and rights around the world. The U.S. administration’s January reinstatement and dramatic expansion of…

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Global Health NOW Features 4-Part Interview With WHO Director-General Candidate Sania Nishtar

Global Health NOW: The Changemaker: WHO DG Candidate Sania Nishtar’s Q&A, Part I “The next WHO director general needs be a changemaker, a campaigner who can meet with heads of state on critical health issues and persuade them to ‘get it done,’ says Sania Nishtar, one of three finalists in…

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Governments Must Invest More In Clean Water, Sanitation, World Water Council Says; 1 In 4 Children To Face Water Shortages By 2040, UNICEF Report Shows

Associated Press: African governments urged to spend more on clean water “Nearly a third of people in sub-Saharan Africa do not have access to safe drinking water, the World Water Council said Wednesday, urging governments to contribute adequate amounts of their budgets toward projects aimed at making safe water widely…

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WHO Issues New Ethics Guidance To Help Ensure Protection Of All TB Patients’ Rights

World Health Organization: WHO issues ethics guidance to protect rights of TB patients “New tuberculosis (TB) ethics guidance, launched [Wednesday] by the World Health Organization (WHO), aims to help ensure that countries implementing the End TB Strategy adhere to sound ethical standards to protect the rights of all those affected.…

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LGBTI Rights Remains Contentious Issue At U.N. Status Of Women Meeting

Inter Press Service: ‘Hate Group’ Inclusion Shows U.N. Members Still Divided on LGBT Rights “A group designated as a hate group [by the Southern Poverty Law Center] for its ‘often violent rhetoric’ against LGBTI rights was an invited member of the United States Official Delegation to the annual women’s meeting,…

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U.S. Funding For WHO’s International Agency For Research On Cancer Under Threat

POLITICO: Bad news for the bad-news agency “As President Donald Trump raises the axe on U.S. medical research funding, scientists across the Atlantic are trembling, too. The World Health Organization’s cancer agency, the France-based International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), has long been a prime purveyor of bad news.…

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Global Smoking Rates Down Since Implementation Of WHO Treaty On Tobacco Control, But Could Drop Further With More Effort, Study Says

Reuters: Tobacco treaty has helped cut smoking rates, but more work needed “A global tobacco treaty put in place in 2005 has helped reduce smoking rates by 2.5 percent worldwide in 10 years, researchers said on Tuesday, but use of deadly tobacco products could be cut even further with more…

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