The Arabic word samoud means steadfast perseverance. However, the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories of the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip Read More
Imagine you live in a rural village in Latin America, and you have the choice to buy either an egg or potato chips to complement Read More
Houston Chronicle: Global Fund is effective in improving world health Michael Winters, a Houston volunteer with RESULTS “…Over the past 20 years, the United States has led the investment for global health during both Republican and Democratic administrations and Congresses. … The results of U.S. investment in global health are encouraging. … AIDS is dramatically declining.…More
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Kenya’s vision of ending open defecation has received a boost from an online tool that tracks rural sanitation.
Diluted vinegar. A flashlight. A set of trained eyes. These are the main requirements for a cervical cancer screening tool, called VIA, which put PATH front and center in the push to prevent cervical cancer around the globe.
POLITICO: Bad news for the bad-news agency “As President Donald Trump raises the axe on U.S. medical research funding, scientists across the Atlantic are trembling, too. The World Health Organization’s cancer agency, the France-based International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), has long been a prime purveyor of bad news. Now, with big business blasting…More
New York Times: Why Trump’s NIH Cuts Should Worry Us Harold Varmus, professor at Weill Cornell Medicine, former director of NIH and the National Cancer Institute “…[I]t would be a mistake to be complacent about the president’s proposal [to cut the NIH budget by about $5.8 billion], because it is likely to have real consequences.…More
Earlier this month the Finnish mobile phone maker, Nokia, announced that they will be re-releasing an updated version of their legendary 3310 GSM phone. Since it was first released in the early 2000s, the Nokia 3310 has gained a cult following for its incredible durability, long battery life and compact design featuring an internal antenna. Many Europeans and Americans fondly remember the 3310 as their first mobile phone, a device that made meeting up with friends in a crowd easier and a device that provided endless hours of entertainment with the timeless game Snake. In the developing world, however, the Nokia 3310 was a lifeline. Owning a reliable, durable communications device that could go days without charging meant that millions of people could connect with relatives and friends in ways they never could before
The Hill: Cancer prevention in Latin America also serves us here Nancy G. Brinker, founder of Susan G. Komen, and Eric T. Rosenthal, independent journalist and founder of the National Cancer Institute’s Designated Cancer Centers Public Affairs Network “With the proposed federal cutbacks in medical research, global health, and diplomacy, it falls to other resources…More
Thomson Reuters Foundation: Three years after Ebola outbreak declared in Guinea, survivors still suffer — charity “Three years after the world’s worst recorded Ebola outbreak was first declared in Guinea, hundreds of survivors who suffer from physical and mental health problems are struggling to access care, a medical charity said on Friday. More than 1,100…More
The Guardian: Trump funding cuts would imperil tens of thousands of women, activists warn “Funding cuts threatened by the Trump administration will jeopardize the lives of tens of thousands of women and girls, including many who have fled violence in Syria, Yemen, and Iraq, campaigners warn. A total of 27 short-term U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA)…More
Guest post from Steve Baines These are definitely not the research findings I expected to be presenting. The data in front of me has challenged some of my long-held assumptions. Climate negotiations through the years show us one thing very clearly – that Least Developed Countries demand the right to develop their own economies and build their own prosperity for their people. They are not …
Associated Press/TIME: Women’s Rights Are Under Attack Worldwide, Warns U.N. Chief “Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Monday that women are suffering ‘new assaults on their safety and dignity’ around the world, pointing to extremists subjugating women and governments curtailing women’s freedoms and rolling back laws against domestic violence. He told the opening session of the Commission…More