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New vision and strengthened partnership for WHO and China

21 August 2017 | GENEVA – WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus concluded a 3-day official visit to the People’s Republic of China paving the way for stronger and more strategic WHO-China collaborations. Outcomes of his visit included a new financial contribution to WHO from China, and strengthened commitments to improve the health of billions of people in the 60 countries in the Belt and Road Initiative.

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A week in China with PATH

“Each of these little vials—every single one—can protect a child,” says PATH board member Dr. Yehong Zhang, leaning over a humming conveyor belt as hundreds of vials of Japanese encephalitis vaccine whisk by. “It’s moving, really. This is why we do this work.” I’m standing with Dr. Zhang at the Chengdu Institute of Biological Products […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesReproductive health: a candid conversation with Martha BradyEnsuring vaccines reach the people who need them mostNew tools and a “zambitious” goal to end malaria ;

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Apply Now: $100,000 in UNESCO International Literacy Prizes

Since 1967, the prestigious UNESCO International Literacy Prizes have recognized and rewarded 470 projects and programmes in the field of literacy for their excellence and innovation to support effective literacy practices and encourages the promotion of dynamic literate societies. This year’s theme is ‘literacy in a digital world’, which will also set the focus for International Literacy Day, celebrated on 8 September. Two UNESCO International Literacy Prizes are given to five laureates every year. UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize, supported by the Government of the Republic of Korea, awards two candidates with special attention to the development and use of mother-tongue literacy education and training.

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Meet the amazing cast behind a life-changing drug

It was well after midnight in San Francisco when Eugenio (“Geno”) de Hostos picked up the phone—but when his colleagues in China answered, he felt the familiar jolt of excitement. He’d felt the same thrill at dawn, talking to his colleagues in Switzerland. At five, in a call to Maryland with the US Food and […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesWaking from sleeping sickness in the DRCThe surprising consequences of tuberculosisPATH is at SXSW ;

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Virulent bird flu strain threatens to spill out of China

Human cases of H7N9 have re-emerged in China as FAO calls for more surveillance, rapid detection to halt its spread.

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Financial barriers and coping strategies: a qualitative study of accessing multidrug-resistant…

Tuberculosis (TB) and multidrug-resistance tuberculosis (MDR-TB) pose serious challenges to global health, particularly in China, which has the second highest case burden in the world.

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Understanding seasonal mobilities, health and wellbeing to Sanya, China

Publication date: March 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 177 Author(s): Lirong Kou, Honggang Xu, Kevin Hannam Both the ageing of the Chinese population and elderly mobility impact on the Chinese social infrastructure, triggering challenges to maintain elderly wellbeing.

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The prevalence of latent tuberculosis infection in rural Jiangsu, China

Diagnosis and interventional treatment of latent tuberculosis (TB) infection (LTBI) are important components in tuberculosis control.

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Exploring the spread and scale up of health interventions and service coverage

BY KATE HAWKINS, INSTITUTE OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES The Future Health Systems Consortium has invested in a stream of work called, “Beyond Scaling Up: Pathways to universal access.” This research has looked at some of the challenges involved in rapid scale up and what can be learnt from successes in this area. Drawing on a background paper, co-authored with Peroline Ainsworth, Gerry Bloom opened a parallel session at the Global Symposium with an overview of learning in this area. Gerry argued that there are many challenges that might impact upon the scaling up process. Recent years have seen many political commitments to increase access and an improved financing environment for health systems strengthening underpinned by new global organisations. There is a recognition that scaling up means managing change in a dynamic and complex context (where there has been a shift from absolute scarcity to problems with safety, quality and cost with changing patterns of inequality, the introduction of new technologies and institutional arrangements, the rise of patient and citizen movements and mixed systems).

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Petition asks BRICS to triple TB R&D funding

Categories: TBTags: Aaron Motsoaledi, Brazil, BRICS, China, India, Russia, South Africa, TAGGlobal tuberculosis treatment advocates and activists are asking leaders of the five countries that are home to almost half of all tuberculosis illnesses and deaths to triple their funding for research and development of new medicines and technologies to prevent, diagnose, and treat the leading infectious disease killer worldwide, on a petition that will be […](Read more…)

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Antibiotic factories in India, China are spreading drug-resistant superbugs

Investigators have found drug-resistant bacteria – or superbugs – in antibiotic factories in India that supply major U.S. and European distributors, implicating the factories and their suppliers in China in the rampant spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), a new report revealed for the first time today.

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Hold your applause for China’s organ donation reforms, human rights advocates say

Chinese officials promised this week that they no longer harvest organs from executed prisoners, and their international medical guests seemed eager to believe them.

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Bioethics in China: not wild, but not tame either

Here is a way to turn yourself into a hostage of fortune, in bioethics and elsewhere. It is to vigorously defend something against allegedly unfair accusations, while acknowledging you may not know all the relevant information about what you are defending. That position can, should inconvenient truths come to light, transform you into an advocate of the dubious.Case in point: back in July of this year, Douglas Sipp and Duanqing Pei wrote a comment in Nature entitled Bioethics in China: No Wild East. In it, they defended Chinese research practices (particularly in regard to genomics research involving human embryos) against accusations of being morally cavalier, loosely regulated, and prey to corruption. According to the commentary, Chinese research has been given bad press about its practices that do not match up with regulatory and laboratory reality

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AidData publishes geocoded dataset on Chinese financing in ecological hotspots

For the past 18 months, we have been working to answer the question: what are the land cover impacts of Chinese development finance activities in ecologically sensitive areas? AidData has teamed up with the MacArthur Foundation to evaluate the impact of Chinese-funded infrastructure projects on conservation outcomes in three ecological h

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