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New Issue Of ‘Global Health: Science And Practice’ Journal Available Online

Global Health: Science and Practice: June 2016 The new issue of “Global Health: Science and Practice” features articles on various topics, including an editorial on expanding family planning services, particularly long-acting reversible contraceptives, in Nigeria; a commentary on how investing in family planning can accelerate achievement of the Sustainable Development…

Ahead Of Replenishment Conference, France, Italy Announce Pledges To Global Fund

Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: France, Italy Announce Robust Pledges Ahead of Global Fund’s Fifth Replenishment Sarah Marston, director of communications at Friends of the Global Fight, discusses the government of France’s announcement of a pledge of €1.08 billion and the government of Italy’s announcement…

Rapid Diagnostics, Shorter Treatment Regimens, Health Care Provider Involvement Critical To Reducing TB Burden In Afghanistan

PLOS Blogs’ “Speaking of Medicine”: Ending Tuberculosis in Afghanistan: working together towards a common goal Mohammad Razai, a medical doctor and global health researcher, discusses the challenges and progress of TB efforts in Afghanistan, including the need to focus on shorter, less-expensive treatments and rapid diagnostic tests for MDR-TB by involving all…

PLOS Blog Discusses Debate Over Responsibility For Haitian Cholera Epidemic

PLOS Blogs’ “Public Health Perspectives”: Why the Haitian Cholera Victims Deserve Their Day in Court Jason Silverstein, lecturer and writer-in-residence at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, discusses the debate over the Haitian cholera epidemic, which is believed to have begun in a U.N.…

Rapid Urbanization Threatens World’s Ability To Prevent, Control Infectious Diseases

The Guardian: More people in less space: rapid urbanization threatens global health Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance “…The combination of more people living in less space and placing more strain on already limited sanitation represents a fertile breeding ground for infectious disease and the insect vectors spreading…

Investing In Gender Equity Critical To Global Economic Prosperity, Security

Aspen Institute/Medium: Building a Better Future for Girls and Women Worldwide Donna Shalala, president of the Clinton Foundation “…[G]ender equality won’t just change the lives of girls and women  –  it will change the world. Want to defeat poverty? Invest in women. Want to combat climate change? Invest in women.…

U.S. Senate To Take Procedural Vote On Republican-Backed Zika Funding Agreement

CQ HealthBeat: Monday: Troubled Zika Response Funding and Spending Bill Woes “…[The House conference report (HR 2577) approved last week a] $1.1 billion funding level for Zika response efforts but Democrats object to funding offsets that transfer existing unspent funds and are keenly upset over limits on distribution of funding…

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