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WHO Executive Board Discusses Global Polio Post-Eradication Transition Plan

Devex: WHO board discusses polio eradication endgame “Polio eradication and antimicrobial resistance were among the biggest issues at the World Health Organization’s weeklong executive board meetings, which concluded on Tuesday. … The board called for the director general to compile a thorough report ahead of the World Health Assembly in…

African Governments Should Commit To Scaling-Up National HPV Immunization Programs

CNBC Africa: Op-Ed: Africa is now in serious danger of sleepwalking into a cancer crisis Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Board chair of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance “…Currently 266,000 women die horrible deaths [from cervical cancer] every year — one every two minutes — of which 87 percent are in low- and middle-income…

WHO Recommends People Become More Active To Help Prevent NCDs

U.N. News Centre: With more people sedentary, U.N. health agency urges everyone to get moving “Not enough exercise contributes to cancer, diabetes, depression, and other non-communicable diseases, according to the United Nations health agency, which is urging people to get up and get active. … WHO’s Global Action Plan for…

Blog Post Outlines 5 Global Health Stories To Look Forward To In 2017

U.N. Dispatch: 5 Big Global Health Victories to Anticipate in 2017. (This is Humanity Affirming Stuff!) Alanna Shaikh, an international development professional who writes for U.N. Dispatch, discusses five global health victories to anticipate in 2017, including the elimination of Guinea worm; implementation of a dengue fever vaccine; expected approval…

U.S. President Trump’s Immigration Ban Will Impact Humanitarian Aid Efforts, Emergency Assistance To Children, Experts, U.N. Agency Say

Devex: Trump immigration order could harm USAID’s ability to carry out crucial work “Former USAID staffers and security experts warn President Donald Trump’s controversial immigration executive action will undermine the U.S. development agency’s ability to carry out crucial work in conflict areas. ‘There are really serious ramifications for how USAID…

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