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CSIS Blog Post Examines Opportunities For U.S., Mexico To Eliminate NTDs In Region

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Smart Global Health”: Bordering on the Elimination of NTDs Katherine E. Bliss, senior associate (non-resident) with the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, discusses opportunities for the U.S. and Mexico to cooperate on addressing neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in the region. She highlights existing cross-border…

Clinical Medicine, Public Health Fields Must Work Together To Ensure Healthy Global Populations

New England Journal of Medicine: The Future of Public Health Thomas Frieden, CDC director “…Maximizing health requires contributions from many sectors of society, including broad social, economic, environmental, transportation, and other policies in which government plays key roles; involvement of civil society; innovation by the public and private sectors; and…

U.N., U.S. Officials Launch WHO Global Tuberculosis Report 2015

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: WHO report shows TB, treatable and curable, surpassing HIV as No. 1 infectious disease killer Antigone Barton, senior writer and editor of “Science Speaks,” discusses the WHO’s Global Tuberculosis Report 2015, including comments made at the report’s launch in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday…

AidData Report Examines Foreign Aid Effectiveness

Washington Post: Sometimes it’s not enough to give poor countries lots of foreign aid, study finds “…What good are we actually doing with our [foreign aid] money? In an attempt to address this, a new report by AidData does something surprisingly rare: It asked those working in the poor nations…

WHO’s Removal Of Nigeria From Polio-Endemic List ‘Should Have’ Received More Attention

Humanosphere: WHO’s big announcement that had nothing to do with bacon Humanosphere reporter Tom Murphy says WHO’s announcement that Nigeria was removed from the list of polio-endemic countries “should have” received more media attention because “a polio-free world just drew a bit closer.” He includes quotes from CDC Director Tom…

Zimbabwe Reaching More Men With Switch From Surgical To Ring Circumcision Method

VOA News: More Zimbabwean Men Get Circumcised to Reduce HIV Risk “…In 2009, the government set the target to have 1.3 million men circumcised by 2017 to slow the spread of HIV. Zimbabwe was falling short of this target with the surgical method, according to Malvern Nyamana — the chief…

U.S. Ready To Offer Aid To Earthquake-Hit Regions Of Pakistan, Afghanistan

The Hill: U.S. offers aid after quake kills hundreds in Pakistan, Afghanistan “The Obama administration is offering to provide assistance to victims of a devastating earthquake that struck Afghanistan and Pakistan. The U.S. has yet to receive a formal request for aid, State Department spokesman Jeffrey Kirby said Monday, but…

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