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Reforming the WHO: Can the new General Secretary really be an agent for positive change?

Overshadowed by the coverage of the horrific terrorist attack in Manchester last month, the British media largely missed the election of the new General Secretary of the World Health Organisation on 23 May: Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (or Dr Tedros, as he now styles himself). A former […]

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Global Health – challenges for the coming year

2016 may have got a bad press in some parts of the media, but step back from the Anglophone world and the obsession with celebrity deaths and political upheavals in the West, and you get a different picture.  The last year has seen many developments […]

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Faith in family planning

Last week saw a major summit in London on the role of family planning in global development, hosted by the British Government’s Department for International Development (DFID), and instigated by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. It was primarily a pledging conference, with the great […]

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Faith, health & the World Health Organisation

The World Health Assembly in Geneva comes to an end today, after a relatively uneventful few days. The WHA is the strategy setting body for the World Health Organisation, and so its decisions affect the global health priorities of the world for the coming years.  […]

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Global annual cost of tackling non-communicable diseases only 1% of UK Bank Bailout

The BBC has reported on the World Health Organization’s plan to tackle non-communicable diseases like heart disease, which it says now pose a greater global burden than infectious diseases.  The plan was published just after the conclusion of the UN General Assembly High Level Meeting […]