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U.S. Ambassador To India Outlines How Nations Working Together To Address TB, Dengue, Global…

Press Trust of India: India, U.S. working together to fight TB, dengue: U.S. envoy “India and the United States are working together to develop vaccines against diseases such as tuberculosis and dengue, Washington’s envoy to New Delhi Kenneth Juster said [Thursday], describing issues related to health as an ‘important shared’ responsibility. In his first policy…More

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Newly Prequalified Typhoid Vaccine Has Potential To Protect Millions Of Children, Reduce…

The Lancet: A new vaccine for typhoid control Editorial Board “Last week, WHO announced prequalification of the first conjugate vaccine to prevent typhoid (Typbar TCV, manufactured by Bharat Biotech, India) after the publication of randomized controlled trials, including that by Celina Jin and colleagues in The Lancet on Sept 28, 2017. … There are an…More

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Economic Sanctions Hurt Public Health, Should Be Implemented Sparingly

The Lancet: Sanctioning the most vulnerable — a failed foreign policy Editorial Board “Over past months, U.S.-led threats of, or implementation of, economic sanctions have multiplied. … Economic sanctions can have a devastating impact on public health. Leveraging the economic stability of a country will hurt the most vulnerable in the population first—for instance, by…More

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Bangladesh Using Expertise In Cholera Treatment, Prevention To Assist Other Nations…

Project Syndicate: A Bangladeshi Prescription for Cholera Azharul Islam Khan, chief physician and head of hospitals at the International Centre of Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b) “…[C]holera continues to flare up during times of crisis, killing the most vulnerable among us. … As a founding member of the WHO’s Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network…More

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Blog Post Examines Data Showing Less Than Half Of Young Women With HIV Surveyed In 7 African…

IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: Survey across seven African countries finds young women and teenage girls less than halfway to 2020 goals for HIV control Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses findings from the Population-based HIV Impact Assessment, or PHIA surveys, funded by PEPFAR and conducted by ICAP at Columbia University with the…More

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Study Examines Global Health Labor Market’s Future Needs, Presents Framework For Improving…

BMC Human Resources for Health: Forecasting imbalances in the global health labor market and devising policy responses Richard M. Scheffler of the School of Public Health and Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley and colleagues examine two recent reports on the global health labor market, one by the World Health…More

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Report Examines Roles Of, Competencies For Global Health Diplomats

BMC Globalization and Health: Applied global health diplomacy: profile of health diplomats accredited to the UNITED STATES and foreign governments Matthew D. Brown of the Center for Global Health at the NIH’s National Cancer Institute and colleagues interviewed seven health attachés to explore “four key topics: the role and mission of Health Attachés, skills needed…More

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Devex Highlights U.S. Aid Policy Legislation To Watch In 2018

Devex: U.S. aid policy to watch in 2018 “While 2016 was a big year for United States development legislation, last year was markedly quieter, dominated instead by budget debates and efforts to ensure aid funding. While development dollars will once again top the agenda in Congress, there are several other pieces of key legislation. Those…More

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CGD Podcast Discusses Importance Of Family Planning, Showing Aid Successes With DFID Chief…

Center for Global Development’s “CGD Podcast”: Invest in Girls’ Futures — Podcast with DFID Chief Economist Rachel Glennerster In this podcast, Rajesh Mirchandani, vice president of communications and policy outreach at CGD, speaks with Rachel Glennerster, the U.K. Department for International Development’s new chief economist. “One of the ways that aid is working, she says,…More

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U.N. Emergency Relief Coordinator Outlines Ways To Improve Humanitarian Aid In War-Torn Syria

U.N. News Centre: In Damascus, U.N. aid chief outlines measures to improve response to Syrian crisis in 2018 “After seven years of bloody conflict, the Syrian war has wreaked a ‘colossal toll’ on the country and its people, the United Nations relief chief said on Thursday from the capital, Damascus, where he outlined ways to…More

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Few Polio Cases Reported In Pakistan But Virus Persists In Sewage

Science: ‘What the hell is going on?’ Polio cases are vanishing in Pakistan, yet the virus won’t go away “Just a year ago, poliovirus seemed on its last legs in Pakistan, one of its final strongholds. Polio cases were steadily falling, from 306 in 2014 to 54 in 2015, 20 in 2016, and, by last…More

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Saving Lives At Birth Announces Round 8 Of Grand Challenge For Maternal, Infant Health

Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development Announces Round 8 Call for Innovative Solutions to Prevent Infant & Maternal Deaths “Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development has launched its eighth call for groundbreaking, sustainable innovations to save the lives of mothers and newborns in the hardest to reach corners of…More

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Blog Post Highlights Improvements In Global Rotavirus Vaccination Coverage

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: 5 Reasons the Global Gap in Rotavirus Vaccine Access is Shrinking Mathuram Santosham, professor of pediatrics and international health at Johns Hopkins University, senior adviser at the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) at Johns Hopkins, and director emeritus of the Center for American Indian Health, discusses the progress…More

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Blog Post Discusses Study Examining Disease Progression At Time Of HIV Diagnosis Among Patients…

IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: In Guatemala study, illnesses indicating AIDS were already present in about fourth of patients newly diagnosed with HIV Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses a study published in Open Forum Infectious Diseases that examined disease progression in people newly diagnosed with HIV in Guatemala. Barton writes, “While antiretroviral…More

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