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Security Concerns Hindering Polio Immunizations In Pakistan, WHO Official Says

“Some 240,000 children have missed U.N.-backed vaccinations against polio because of security concerns in Pakistan’s tribal regions bordering Afghanistan, a top official with the World Health Organization said Friday,” the Associated Press/Huffington Post reports. “Nima Saeed Abid, the acting WHO chief in Pakistan, said health workers have not been able to immunize…

IRIN Examines British Plan To Improve Health Care Services In DRC

IRIN examines Britain’s new $270 million plan to improve health care services in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). “Civil war has destroyed much of the country’s health infrastructure, as well as the road networks and vital services such as electricity, meaning patients often have to travel long distances to health centers…

New Strain Of Avian Flu Kills Two Chinese Men, Officials Say

“Two people in China have died and another remains critical after falling ill with a strain of bird flu not detected before in humans, the official Chinese news agency Xinhua reported,” CNN reports (Mullen, 4/1). “The authorities said the two Shanghai men, 27 and 87 years old, fell ill after contracting…

White House Condemns Assaults Against Women In Egypt Demonstrations

“The White House on Friday condemned the rape and assault of women at recent demonstrations in Egypt and called on the Cairo government to prevent sexual violence and prosecute those responsible,” Reuters reports (Mason/Holland, 3/29). “White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the administration was ‘deeply concerned’ about reports of sexual…

India’s Supreme Court Rules Against Novartis AG In ‘Landmark’ Patent Case

“India’s Supreme Court on Monday rejected drug maker Novartis AG’s attempt to patent an updated version of a cancer drug in a landmark decision that health activists say ensures poor patients around the world will get continued access to cheap versions of lifesaving medicines,” the Associated Press reports. “Novartis had…

Post-2015 Framework Will Fail In Tackling Inequality Without Inclusion Of Disability

“The communiqué released at the end of the U.N. high-level panel (HLP) meeting on the post-2015 development agenda failed to mention disability, repeating in Bali the same omission notable in last month’s official communiqué from the Monrovia meeting,” Dominic Haslam, director of policy and strategic program support at Sightsavers, and…

‘Innovative’ Awareness Campaigns On Maternal Health Will Push Progress In Ghana

Despite international praise for Ghana’s successful economic growth and its “reputation as a beacon of democracy in Africa,” “4,000 women die every year and over 200,000 are disabled due to pregnancy-related complications,” Kwesi Owusu, executive producer of the Maternal Health Channel television series, writes in a CNN opinion piece. “So how…

Bill Gates Recounts Tour Of Ghana’s Health Systems

Writing in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists” blog, foundation co-chair Bill Gates recounts his recent trip to Ghana, where he “got to watch an effective health system in action — from the decision makers at the national level to nurses who live and work in the villages.”…

Increasing Transparency Would Help China Strengthen Its Role In Global Health Development

Writing in the Center for Global Development’s (CGD) blog, Victoria Fan, a research fellow at CGD, describes a panel session during the 4th Conference of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) recently held in Washington, D.C. “The speakers briefly discussed China’s history in international health activities …, different kinds of…

Podcast Examines Recent Global Health News, Interviews UW Department Of Global Health Chair

In a “Humanocast” podcast, Humanosphere “look[s] at recent news in global health, aid and development as well as [conducts] a guest interview” with King Holmes, chair of the University of Washington’s Department of Global Health. “News highlights include the implications of Canada closing its development agency, the dilemma of Rwanda’s…