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Global Health NOW 2h
Fed up that —curable and highly preventable—kills a child every 39 seconds, a collection of 6 health agencies issued a joint call for governments to act.
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Italy’s new health minister has sparked protest from access advocates for angling to replace Luca Li Bassi as head of Italian Drug Agency; Li Bassi was instrumental in a WHA resolution on drug price transparency.
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9 people were jailed in China for smuggling fentanyl into the US after a first-of-its-kind joint investigation by US and Chinese authorities.
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3 native cases have been confirmed in France, the first in Europe, as authorities warn that climate change could bring more cases to the continent.
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Pakistani authorities have fervently denied allegations that they are covering up an outbreak of the most dangerous strain of , reports.
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Lymari Morales 21h
People are hard at work every day finding solutions to our biggest public health problems. Check out these videos - on and the incredible Bloomberg Fellows - from today's inspiring summit.
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Chikwe Ihekweazu 15h
We must do more...
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Global Health NOW Nov 12
Tens of thousands of refugees from Burundi live in Rwanda’s Mahama refugee camp. For years, they faced a major threat from .
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Global Health NOW Nov 12
Europe’s leading physicians are calling for tighter regulations on traditional Chinese medicine—recently recognized by —raising concerns it could spur the use of unproven therapies.
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JHU Public Health Nov 12
Tune in for 's , convening advocates, experts, and policymakers to address some of the nation's most critical challenges to health—and share innovative ways we can solve them. 🕣 8:30 a.m. EST 🗓Tuesday (11/11) 💻
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Amesh Adalja Nov 11
"putting pro- and anti-vaccine sides on equal footing sends a 'chilling message that the misinformation from the anti-vax camp is somehow equivalent to the consensus of the scientific community'" --
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Amy Maxmen Nov 11
The EU just approved the world’s 1st vaccine. This is in no small part thanks to Diallo Abdourahamane’s work-arounds to roll it out in insanely difficult settings. Of course it takes an army but I want a shout out to him. He helped lead the study in Guinea & later DRC. ⚡️
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The New York Times Nov 11
Breaking News: A Trump administration plan would make it harder for the EPA to enact clean air and water rules by limiting the scientific and medical research it can use
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Global Health NOW Nov 11
The US invests just 60 cents in social services for every dollar spent on health care. Peer countries—that ultimately spend far less on health care—invest 2:1 in supports like housing, food, education, and child and elderly care.
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Global Health NOW Nov 11
"It’s time to leave the war [on drugs] behind and focus instead on helping people," writes professor in an exclusive commentary for .
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Global Health NOW Nov 11
The number of Americans getting fewer than 7 hours of sleep per night increased from 30.9% in 2010 to 35.6% in 2018, according to a Journal of Community Health study by researchers.
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Global Health NOW Nov 11
Living in a low-income community in the US increases your risk for poorly treated water and toxic contaminants, according to the Tap Water Database from the Environmental Working Group.
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Global Health NOW Nov 11
Burundi has recorded nearly 1 million malaria cases in the last month, raising the total since December 2018 to 6.8 million.
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Laura Hoemeke Nov 10
Another must-read by , this time in : research needs more than a makeover. DYK, for 12 major global health journals, only 1/3 of editors are in ? And, only 1/3 of editors are females.
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Global Health NOW Nov 10
A Chinese biotech startup has startled neuroscientists and drug developers with a new plant-based compound it claims improves cognitive function in Alzheimer’s patients by altering their gut microbiomes.
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