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Aid spending on conflict prevention and resolution, peace and security

Key facts Funding to conflict prevention and resolution, peace and security (CPS) remains a small proportion of overall official development assistance (ODA). ODA CPS has increased by 67% since 2005, reaching a peak of US$3.9 billion in 2009. The largest CPS ODA donor in 2014 was European Union (EU) institutions. Afghanistan received the most CPS ODA by country in 2014. The majority of CPS ODA goes to peacebuilding activities.

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The inequitable distribution of tobacco outlet density: the role of income in two Black…

Studies have shown that communities with higher concentrations of low-income racial and ethnic minorities correlate with a greater presence of tobacco outlets.

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How To Tell Your Global Health Story (So People Hear It) Tickets, Mon, Apr 11, 2016 at 4:00 PM | Eventbrite

How To Tell Your Global Health Story (So People Hear It) A workshop on communicating research and field experience through news media Hosted by the Read More

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MSF-, ICRC-Backed Syrian Hospital Destroyed In Aleppo Airstrike; At Least 27 Killed

The Guardian: Airstrike on MSF-backed Aleppo hospital kills patients and doctors “A Syrian hospital backed by Médecins Sans Frontières and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has been destroyed in an airstrike in Aleppo, killing patients and doctors including one of the last pediatricians remaining in the rebel-held part of the city…” (Shaheen/Black,…More


MSF Delivers Petitions To Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline Asking For Lower-Cost Pneumonia Vaccines

The Guardian: Shareholders urged to push for cheaper pneumonia drugs “Shareholders are being urged to use the annual general meetings of Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline to put pressure on the companies to lower the price of their life-saving pneumonia vaccines…” (Kollewe, 4/27). Thomson Reuters Foundation: Charity urges price cut for pneumonia vaccine for poor children “Global…More


‘One Year is Not Enough:’ A Doctor in Rural Chiapas

Photo by Aaron Levenson / Compañeros en SaludDr. Gerardo Murillo arrived in Reforma, Chiapas, last summer to work at a public clinic supported by Partners In Health. Dr. Gerardo Murillo didn’t get what he wanted when he came to the remote town of Reforma in Chiapas, Mexico. He got more


Maternal obesity and caesarean delivery in Sub-Saharan Africa

Objectives To quantify maternal obesity as a risk factor for caesarean delivery in sub-Saharan Africa.


Dambe Health Center is Open!

Photo by Lila Kerr / Partners In HealthPartners In Health staff move equipment into Dambe Health Center in Neno, Malawi. The new clinic will provide health care to nearly 30,000 people. Dr. Emily Wroe of Abwenzi Pa Za Umoyo—as Partners In Health is known in Malawi—wrote this week with a fantastic update. Wroe is director of clinical services at APZU.


The relationship between parenting attitudes, negative cognition, and the depressive symptoms…

Parenting style is one potential contributor to the development of adolescents’ cognitions, self-esteem and emotional problems.


Point-of-sale cigarette marketing and smoking-induced deprivation in smokers: results from a…

Strict restrictions on outdoor cigarette marketing have resulted in increasing concentration of cigarette marketing at the point-of-sale (POS).


Modelling the impact of alcohol consumption on cardiovascular disease mortality for comparative…

Although alcohol consumption has long been considered as a risk factor for chronic disease, the relationship to cardiovascular disease (CVD) is complex and involves at least two dimensions: average volume of a…


BMJ Report On Global Surgery Draws Attention To Multiple Challenges Of Providing Quality…

NPR: The Improvisational Surgeon: Cardboard Casts, No Power, Patients Galore “…A new report in BMJ Global Health says essentially that surgery has become the overlooked stepchild of global health. The authors say that five billion people lack access to proper surgical care and they argue the world needs to rethink the importance of surgery. ……More


Mental Health Stigma Could Be Lessened, Treatment Improved Through Legislation

The Guardian: Mental health laws would diminish stigma and improve the lives of millions Laura Davidson, barrister and international development consultant “…Despite compelling economic arguments for investing in mental health, stigma perpetuates the lack of resources allocated. So what can be done? A mental health law which enshrines the rights of those with a mental…More


News in the Humanosphere: International court targets Burundi

A top Tutsi general was gunned down in Burundi on Monday, the latest bloodshed in a year of violent political turmoil that has now prompted a preliminary probe by international prosecutors into a litany of atrocities.  A wave of unrest, targeted assassinations, and alleged torture has left hundreds dead and forced more than 270,000 to


UN Special Session on “the world drug problem” just says no . . .

Categories: U.S. Policy and FundingHealth and human rights concerns “considered” but not confronted in UNGASS drug policy document To leaders of global infectious disease responses and advocates of human rights, the 2016 United Nations General Assembly Special Session on international drug policies represented an opportunity to correct a course of public health harm and failure set by a half-century […](Read more…)


Aid spending on conflict prevention and resolution, peace and security

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Key facts Funding to conflict prevention and resolution, peace and security (CPS) remains a small proportion of overall official development assistance (ODA). ODA CPS has increased by 67% since 2005, reaching a peak of US$3.9 billion in 2009. The largest CPS ODA donor in 2014 was European Union (EU) institutions. Afghanistan received the most CPS ODA by country in 2014. The majority of CPS ODA goes to peacebuilding activities.


Behind the Bipartisan Kumbaya on Opioids and Drug Abuse

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