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STAT Interviews CDC Director Tom Frieden About Successes, Nation’s Public Health Challenges

STAT: Ebola, Zika, and a flu pandemic: a Q&A with departing CDC Director Tom Frieden “…During [CDC Director Tom Frieden’s] tenure, the country’s premier public health institution faced back-to-back-to-back health crises. The largest ever Ebola outbreak. A multi-state outbreak of fungal meningitis, triggered by contaminated steroid products made by the…

WHO DG Chan Speaks About Global Health Cooperation With China In Xinhua Interview

Xinhua News: Interview: WHO chief looks forward to China’s “particular vision” for global health cooperation “WHO chief Margaret Chan on Tuesday praised Chinese President Xi Jinping as a ‘visionary and strategic leader,’ saying that she looks forward to talking with him about how China will bring its particular vision for…

Most XDR-TB Cases Spread From Person-To-Person, Study Shows

NPR: Why Is Extensively Drug-Resistant TB On The Rise? “One of the big questions about extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis [XDR-TB] is whether this severe form of the disease is on the rise due to a failure of medications or if it’s spreading through the air. A new study of more than…

22 Pharmaceutical Companies Launch Initiative To Advance Access To NCD Prevention, Care

Devex: Pharmaceutical companies launch new initiative to tackle NCDs “A group of 22 pharmaceutical companies have announced a new initiative aimed at tackling noncommunicable diseases and better assessing their individual, and collective, work to enable better access to care in developing countries. The new initiative, called Access Accelerated, will work…

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