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BMJ Analysis Outlines Key Questions Next WHO Director General Should Address

The BMJ: Facing forward after Ebola: questions for the next director general of the World Health Organization Devi Sridhar, professor of global public health, and colleagues discuss the election process for the next WHO director general and “outline the key questions on epidemics preparedness for prospective candidates,” writing, “Our primary…

WHO To Convene Emergency Meeting On Angolan Yellow Fever Outbreak

Agence France-Presse: WHO calls emergency meeting on yellow fever outbreak “The World Health Organization will hold an emergency meeting Thursday on the yellow fever outbreak that has hit hardest in Angola but risks spreading further if vaccinations are not ramped up…” (5/17). Los Angeles Times: Health officials to weigh declaring…

At Women Deliver Conference, Experts Discuss Contraceptive Access, Options, Maternal Health

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Self-injectable contraceptives could be life-saver in Africa: health experts “Self-injectable contraceptives, which are being trialed in Uganda and Senegal, could revolutionize women’s lives in rural Africa and dramatically cut maternal and newborn deaths, health experts said on Tuesday. The disposable $1 device consists of a small needle…

World Health Assembly To Address Flesh-Eating Disease Mycetoma

Global Health NOW: One More Chance for a Neglected Disease “On May 21, Dr. Ahmed Fahal will fly anxiously from Khartoum, Sudan to Geneva, Switzerland for the annual World Health Assembly. Twice before, he has left the assembly broken-hearted. Representatives from 194 countries gather at the WHA every year to…

NGOs Continue To Push For End To ‘War On Drugs’

Devex: Making a fundamental shift in drug policy and harm reduction “…UNGA [recently] held another special session on drugs, which civil society had hoped would be an opportunity not only for their voices to be heard but an opportunity for real drug policy reform. But the latest special session was…

U.S., E.U. Ask U.N. To Reinstate Groups Barred From Upcoming AIDS Meeting

Agence France-Presse: U.S., E.U. protest U.N. decision to bar groups from AIDS meet “The United States and the European Union are protesting a U.N. decision to bar at least 20 non-governmental groups from taking part in a major AIDS conference next month. U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power said the NGOs taken…

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