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All Nations Must Take Actions To Prepare For Global Health Threats

The White House Blog: The Ticking Timeline Beth Cameron, director for countering biological threats at the National Security Council, writes about progress on the Global Health Security Agenda. “…As the Ebola epidemic — and before it, the crises caused by the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, anthrax attacks and avian influenza…

WHO Begins Process Of Implementing Reforms, Decisions Made At WHA

Devex: WHO begins race to meet WHA commitments “The 68th World Health Assembly closed Tuesday with a number of decisions under its belt. Member states approved a global technical strategy for malaria, for one, and a global action plan to combat antimicrobial resistance was adopted as well. But there was…

People Diagnosed With HIV Should Begin Treatment Immediately, Study Shows

News outlets report on findings from the START trial, which show early treatment following HIV diagnosis provides greater benefits than postponing therapy. CQ Roll Call: Fauci Urges Early Start for HIV Treatment Based on New Study Findings “Results from a global study reinforce a United States policy of urging people…

Illicit Tobacco Trade Poses Global Health Concerns, WHO Says

U.N. News Centre: U.N. health agency devotes World No Tobacco Day 2015 to combating illegal tobacco trade “One in every 10 cigarettes consumed is illicit, making them cheaper and more accessible to people from low-income groups, as well as to children, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned ahead of…

Humanitarian, Medical Situation Becoming Increasingly Dire In Yemen, Aid Agencies Say

New York Times: Medical Need Climbs Alongside Death Toll in Yemen “Airstrikes by a Saudi-led military coalition were said to have killed at least 80 people in Yemen on Wednesday, and the World Health Organization warned that roughly one-third of the country’s population was in urgent need of medical care…”…

CSIS Blog Post Discusses Angela Merkel’s Global Health Role At WHA, G7 Summit

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Smart Global Health”: Angela Merkel, the G7, and an Uncertain Moment for WHO J. Stephen Morrison, senior vice president and director of the Global Health Policy Center at CSIS, and Seth Gannon, adjunct fellow with the center, discuss German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s keynote address…