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WHO Should Create List Of Essential Diagnostics

Forbes: Why The World Needs An Essential Diagnostics List Lee Schroeder, assistant professor at the University of Michigan; Timothy Amukele, assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; and Madhukar Pai, director of the McGill Global Health Programs “…A recent NEJM article proposes a simple way to improve access…

Guardian Seminar Explores WHO’s ‘Test And Treat’ HIV Policy With Expert Panel

The Guardian: Can WHO’s new ‘test and treat’ HIV policy reach those who need it most? “…The WHO’s new ‘test and treat’ policy aims to cut HIV transmission by suppressing the virus in those carrying it, which decreases their likelihood of passing it on to others. Yet, reaching the remaining…

Ghana’s Economy Losing More Than $2B Annually Due To Child Malnutrition, Study Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Child malnutrition costs Ghana more than $2 billion annually: experts “Ghana economy’s is losing more than two billion dollars a year due to the impact of child malnutrition, which has driven up health care costs, strained the education system, and hindered the productivity of the workforce, a…

UNICEF Official Urges Somalia To Pass Law Banning FGM

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Somalia urged to pass law banning ‘horrendous’ FGM “Somalia’s next government should ensure a law is passed banning all forms of female genital mutilation (FGM), a U.N. official said on Tuesday, describing the deeply entrenched practice as a ‘horrendous rights violation.’ … A bill on FGM is…

Reforming Health Workforce, Making Medicines Affordable Critical To Achieving Universal Health Coverage

Devex: Universal health coverage: Unique challenges, bold solutions Marie-Paule Kieny, WHO assistant director general for Health Systems and Innovation “…The [Universal Health Coverage (UHC)] target is the linchpin of the health-related [Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)]; the one target that, if achieved, will help to deliver all the others by providing…

August 2016 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The August 2016 WHO Bulletin includes editorials, news, research, and policy articles on various topics, including an editorial on antimicrobial resistance; an article on new tools to fight Aedes mosquitoes; and a perspective piece on food fortification (August 2016).

Progress In Research Made, Funding Shortfalls Persist 6 Months Into Zika Epidemic

The Lancet: The Zika virus public health emergency: 6 months on “…Feb. 1 was a landmark day in the history of the current Zika epidemic. … Since the [WHO’s Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC)] declaration, scientists have made several unexpected discoveries about the Zika virus. … Many knowledge…

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