The U.S. has pledged an additional $8.5 million to relief efforts in Cote d’Ivoire after post-election violence led to hundreds of thousands of internally displaced people and refugees, Devex reports.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on Thursday announced 88 new $100,000 grants for “unusual” global health research projects, the Associated Press reports (Blankinship, 4/28).
Tourism And Poverty Reduction: A Guardian Focus podcast examines whether tourism can promote development (Bunting/Sale/Provost, 4/28). African Nations Rightly Proceed With DDT Plans: “Environmental activists inside and outside UNEP love to hate DDT and will seemingly stop at nothing to ensure it is never produced or used. But there is…
Also In Global Health News: Women Losing Height; WFP Suspends Aid Operations In Parts Of S. Sudan; PSA Aims To Encourage Pledges For GAVI
Study FindsÂ Women In 14 African Countries Have Lost Height Over Last Few Decades A study published in the journal PLoS OneÂ “shows that the average height of women in 14 African countries is shrinking,” whichÂ “spells bad news for the future health of those nations,” NPR’s “Shots” blog reports. “Researchers at the…
Ahead Of Immunization Week, WHO Calls For Countries To Come Together To Control Measles Outbreak In Europe
WHO is urging countries in Europe to join together to help control the measles outbreak that has grown to more than 6,500 cases in 33 countries and the potential for worsening outbreaks “in the days ahead as people travel during the Easter holidays,” U.N. News Centre reports (4/21).
Also In Global Health News: Brazil Air Fee For UNITAID; East Africa Community And Agriculture; WFP Uses Social Media To Raise Funds; Cancer In Latin America, Caribbean; Calls For Transparency, Accountability
Brazil Senate Approves Air Travel Fee To Be Donated To UNITAID Brazil’s Senate on Tuesday approved a measure to allow the transfer of $1 million a year for 20 years to the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI), Xinhua/People’s Daily reports. Under the measure, air travelers leaving Brazil will…
Opinions: Eliminating TB; HIV Prevention Trial; Reducing Stillbirths; Foreign Aid, Global Stability; Safe Injection Sites
Now Is The Time For International Community To Rid World Of TB In a U.S. News & World Report opinion piece, African Health Ministers Aaron Motsoaledi of South Africa, Mphu Ramatlapeng of Lesotho, and Benedict Xaba of Swaziland call upon the international community to join with them in the fight…
Also In Global Health News: Russia’s Illegal Drug Fight; Radio To Promote HIV/AIDS Awareness; USAID, Qatar MoU On Food Security; Canada’s HIV Vaccine Initiative
Russian President Says Country Has Failed To Reduce Injection Drug Use Russia has failed to curtail an injection drug epidemic that cuts economic growth by up to three percent annually, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev told a meeting of federal and regional senior officials on Monday, Reuters reports. “In spite of…
After almost four years of negotiations, the WHO on Saturday announced it had reached an agreement on sharing flu virus samples, Agence-France Presse reports (4/17).
A draft agreement that would ensure countries would share virus samples in exchange for access to affordable vaccines derived from such samples in the event of a pandemic is nearly complete, senior diplomats told Reuters on Thursday. “Consensus has been reached across all regions, including Indonesia which three years ago stopped sharing influenza samples with the World Health Organization (WHO), but the United States has yet to give formal approval, they said,” according to the news service.