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Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus elected for a second term as WHO Director-General

Photo Credit: UN News 24 May 2022: The World Health Organization(WHO)  Member States re-elected Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to serve a second five-year term as Director-General of the world’s leading public health agency. Dr Tedros was first elected in 2017. His re-election was confirmed during the 75th World Health Assembly in Geneva. He was the sole …

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Health Security in Africa: A National, Regional, and Global Imperative

Photo Credit: The Borgen Project Lawrence O. Gostin, Professor and Director, WHO Collaborating Center on National and Global Health Law, O’Neill Institute, Georgetown University, Washington, DC Oyewale Tomori, Professor of Virology Redeemer’s University, Nigeria and past president, Nigerian Academy of Science Africa has historically faced major public health threats, often bearing disproportionate health burdens. From …

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Africa faces Climate-linked Health Emergencies

Photo Credit: Martha Tadesse/IRC Governments in African Countries need to ensure that their Ministries of Health can effectively coordinate, improve understanding and monitor climate change risks and impacts on health. This was the message from  the World Health Organization Africa Region(WHO-Afro) on the World Health Day — April 7 2022, under the theme, “Our Health, …

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42 Technology partnership helps inform WHO review for diagnosing childhood TB

Photo credit: 42 Technology 42 Technology (42T), FIND, the global alliance for diagnostics, and Rutgers University (Rutgers) have worked together to develop an innovative stool sample processing kit that has played a central role in informing the World Health Organization’s (WHO) recent policy update to improve the diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) in children [ref 1]. …

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Going Global, Acting Local: How an International Pandemic Convention Can Support Regional and Community Response

Photo Credit: US CDC – Tohoun Aplahoue Kevin A. Klock, JD (corresponding author) Foundation for the National Institutes of Health O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown University Law Center 11400 Rockville Pike, Suite 600 North Bethesda, Maryland 20852, USA kklock@fnih.org Lawrence O. Gostin, JD O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, …

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