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Financial Times Examines How Trump Administration, Brexit Implementation Could Impact 6 Health Care Policy Areas

Financial Times: Health care: six policy areas Trump and Brexit wins will affect “Health in 2017 will be significantly affected by two of last year’s most striking events: the U.K. referendum to leave the E.U. and the U.S. election of Donald Trump. Because of matters such as international aid payments…

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Devex Publishes Q&A Articles With WHO Director-General Candidates Douste-Blazy, Nabarro

Devex: Q&A: WHO candidate Philippe Douste-Blazy “Philippe Douste-Blazy has focused his energy over the past decade on exploring alternative means to fund development causes. Now, he is making these efforts the centerpiece of his candidacy for the World Health Organization director general. … In this Q&A, Douste-Blazy speaks about his…

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WHO DG Candidate Bustreo Discusses How BRICS Nations Play Crucial Role In Confronting Complex Challenges To Global Health

The BRICS Post: The Building BRICS for a Healthier Future Flavia Bustreo, Italy’s candidate for WHO director general and current assistant director general of the WHO, discusses the role the BRICS bloc of nations — Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa — can play in global health cooperation, writing,…

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WHO Director-General Candidate Tedros Adhanom Discusses Leadership Credentials, Vision For Agency

The Huffington Post: My commitment to ensuring a strong, coordinated, global response to health emergencies Tedros Adhanom, minister and special adviser to the prime minister of Ethiopia, and candidate for WHO director general “…Strong leadership is essential in the face of health crises. Complex public health emergencies demand a collective…

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U.S. House Committee Chair Asks NIH Officials To Release Documents Related To Work With WHO’s IARC

Reuters: Exclusive: U.S. congressional committee demands answers on WHO cancer agency “The chairman of a U.S. congressional committee investigating taxpayer funding of a World Health Organization cancer agency has asked U.S. health officials to release crucial documents. In a letter seen by Reuters and sent on Thursday to the head…

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Media Sources Feature Q&As With WHO Director General Candidates

Devex: Q&A: WHO candidate Flavia Bustreo “Flavia Bustreo knows the World Health Organization all too well. She has served within its ranks for more than a decade and is the only internal candidate among those vying for the position of director general of the U.N. health aid agency. … In…

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South-East Asian Nations Using Fractional Polio Vaccine Doses To Conserve Supplies, Ensure Continued Protection Of Children

U.N. News Centre: U.N. agency hails new polio vaccination regimen in South-East Asia that curbs impact on global supply “Amid a global shortage of injectable inactivated polio vaccines (IPV), a new inoculation regimen, employed by governments in the South-East Asian region, involving two fractional vaccine doses — each about a…

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Framework Convention On Global Health Could Provide National, Global Health Equity With Proper Leadership

Health Affairs Blog: The Framework Convention On Global Health: A Call For Leadership From The Global Health Trio Eric A. Friedman, project leader of the Platform for a Framework Convention on Global Health, and Lawrence O. Gostin, professor and faculty director, both at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global…

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The Guardian Profiles David Nabarro, U.K.’s WHO Director General Candidate

The Guardian: The Briton vying to become the world’s most powerful doctor “He was the U.N. troubleshooter tasked with galvanizing the world’s response to the Ebola epidemic and led the fight against cholera in Haiti, just as he did earlier against global pandemic flu. So on paper, David Nabarro may…

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Devex Examines Challenges To WHO Reform, Upcoming Director General Elections

Devex: Election sees WHO’s future role in question “…Ultimately, who leads WHO will have a consequential impact not just on the organization but on all of global health. At the same time, the incoming director general will face significant constraints on her or his ability to reform the agency, which…

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