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WHO Declares End To Yellow Fever Outbreak In Angola, DRC

U.N. News Centre: Innovative, coordinated response helps end yellow fever outbreak in Angola, DR Congo — U.N. agency “With concerted response, Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have successfully controlled one of the world’s largest and most challenging outbreaks of yellow fever, the United Nations health agency…

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Dementia Tops AIDS As No. 7 Leading Cause Of Death Worldwide, According To WHO

Bloomberg: Dementia Joins Ranks of Top Global Killers With No Drug in Sight “Dementia has unseated AIDS as one of the world’s top killers, new figures from the World Health Organization show, as drugmakers struggle to either curb or cure it. Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia killed 1.54…

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Gates Foundation’s Approach To ‘Focus On Best Investments First’ Serves As Lesson For Governments

Project Syndicate: Learning from Bill Gates Bjørn Lomborg, visiting professor at the Copenhagen Business School and director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center “…[An] analysis for Copenhagen Consensus shows that each dollar of Warren Buffett’s money spent by the Gates Foundation on vaccination, contraception, and nutrition is generating a return worth…

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WHO Committee Recommends Extension Of Polio As Public Health Emergency Of International Concern

WHO: Twelfth meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2015) regarding the international spread of poliovirus “The twelfth meeting of the Emergency Committee (EC) under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the international spread of poliovirus was convened via teleconference by the director general on 7…

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9 Countries Commit To Halving Preventable Maternal, Newborn Deaths In Health Facilities Over Next 5 Years

WHO: Nine countries commit to halve maternal and newborn deaths in health facilities “Today, nine countries — Bangladesh, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Uganda — committed to halving preventable deaths of pregnant women and newborns in their health facilities within the next five years. Through a…

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4 Nations Face Unprecedented Levels Of Hunger, Food Shortages Amid Humanitarian Crises, Experts Warn

The Guardian: Famine looms in four countries as aid system struggles to cope, experts warn “Famine is looming in four different countries, threatening unprecedented levels of hunger and a global crisis that is already stretching the aid and humanitarian system like never before, experts and insiders warn. Tens of millions…

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Laurie Garrett Discusses Threats To Globalization, Impacts On Global Health

Council on Foreign Relations’ “Garrett on Global Health”: Globalization and the Future of Global Public Goods In her blog, Laurie Garrett, CFR senior fellow for global health, writes, “For many years, I have warned that what we call global health — along with humanitarianism, climate change mitigation, development, and food…

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International Attention On Zika Must Focus On Affected Individuals, Long-Term Consequences

The Lancet: Another kind of Zika public health emergency Editorial Board “…It would be tempting to laud the Zika response as a success and redirect attention to other emergent issues. To do so would ignore the continued spread of Zika virus and its under-appreciated long-term effects. As WHO shifts direction…

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Zika Prevention Efforts Must Take Into Account Gender, Socioeconomic Inequalities

The Conversation: The campaign to eradicate Zika has trampled over women’s rights Pia Riggirozzi, associate professor at the University of Southampton “…[S]hifting responsibility for [Zika] to women’s behavior isolates the disease from other socioeconomic factors that influence its transmission, such as sanitation or environmental issues. It means responses have tended…

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Joint Polio Efforts By Afghanistan, Pakistan Suggest Eradication Achievable ‘Very Soon’

Humanosphere: ‘All systems in place’ for Afghanistan to eradicate polio, says WHO Joanne Lu, writer and editor at Humanosphere, discusses efforts to address polio in Afghanistan and Pakistan, including the progress made and challenges ahead. Lu writes, “Afghanistan only had 13 recorded cases [of polio] last year, down from 20…

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