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Digital Timeline Examines Development Of Global Health Organizations Throughout History

Oxford University Press’s “Academic Insights for the Thinking World”: The history of global health organizations Chelsea Clinton, vice chair of the Clinton Foundation and a lecturer at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia, and Devi Sridhar, professor at the University of Edinburgh’s Medical School and chair in…

‘Strengthening Health Systems, Intensifying Cross-Sectoral Collaboration, Improving WHO’s Effectiveness’ Vital To Enhancing Global Health Security

POLITICO: Global health security: Let’s prove Camus wrong on plagues Stefan Oschmann, chair of the executive board and chief executive of Merck “…Health is a precondition for social and economic development and, ultimately, for international security. It is therefore more than justified that health security is now firmly anchored on…

New U.N.-Supported Network Aims To Reduce Maternal, Child Mortality In 9 High-Risk Countries

VOA News: Developing Countries Tackle Mother, Infant Mortality “…[Flavia] Bustreo heads a new program to reduce [maternal and child] deaths by half within the next five years, and to end preventable infant and maternal deaths by 2030 in nine high-risk countries — Bangladesh, India, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Nigeria,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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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