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  • Radio NZ

    Parents in Papua refuse vaccine drive

    18 September 2018

    18 SEP - Parents in Papua are reportedly refusing to let their children be immunised, as the government rolls out a vaccine programme in schools.

  • WHO Health Impact Update: Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut)

    18 September 2018

    18 SEP - as of 18 September 2018, 2:00 PM Latest Philippine government data indicate that there are 63 reported deaths – 8 are confirmed while 55 are for validation – while 52 are reported missing. The number of casualties may increase based on ongoing assessments.

  • TB Alliance

    Statement from TB Alliance on WHO Global TB Report 2018

    18 September 2018

    18 SEP - Once Again, New TB Numbers Underscore the Need for New Treatments

  • Khmer Times

    New funds to boost malaria endgame

    17 September 2018

    SEP 17 - Ms Candeias explained that Blended Finance for Impact is a partnership of the Asian Development Bank, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and APLMA to enable and increase long-term integrated financing for health, including malaria.

  • The guardian

    Scientists warn of global crisis over failure to tackle tuberculosis

    16 September 2018

    16 SEP - With 10 million new cases each year, outcome of UN summit in New York could prove crucial

  • The guardian

    'A lurking beast': polio casts shadow over Papua New Guinea independence day

    15 September 2018

    15 SEP - At a waiting room in Port Moresby’s Gerehu general hospital red, gold and black balloons – the colours of the country’s flag – deck the walls in the build-up to independence day.

    Around the back in the stifling heat, nurses are administering vaccine drops from cool boxes. About 30 adults and children are queuing under a canvas tent, awaiting their dose to protect against polio, a disease Donald Lippert, a Catholic bishop from the Southern Highlands, characterised as “a beast lurking in the darkness, ready to spring forth”.

  • Reuters

    Indonesia's quake-hit Lombok declares health emergency over malaria

    15 September 2018

    15 SEP - Indonesia’s tourist island of Lombok is battling malaria, authorities said on Saturday, declaring a health emergency after a series of earthquakes in July and August forced hundreds of thousands to flee their homes.

  • Associated Press

    Dozens of high fever deaths cause panic in northern India

    14 September 2018

    14 SEP -  Indian health authorities are rushing medical supplies to north Indian towns and villages where at least 50 people have died from fever over the past two weeks, topping the number of fever-related deaths over a three-month period last year.

  • CIDRAP

    Ebola infects 5 more in DRC, lifting total to 137

    13 September 2018

    13 SEP - The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), in updates yesterday and today, reported five more confirmed Ebola cases, including two from the urban hub of Butembo, one of which involves a health worker from a clinic where the city's first case had been treated.

  • European Parliament

    European Parliament representatives adopt One Health AMR action plan

    13 September 2018

    13 SEP - The growing threat posed by antibiotic-resistant bacteria can only be tackled through a “One Health” approach, MEPs said on Wednesday.

    In the non-binding resolution, adopted with 589 votes to 12 and 36 abstentions, MEPs stress that the correct and prudent use of antimicrobials is essential to limit antimicrobial resistance (AMR) from emerging in human healthcare, animal husbandry and aquaculture.

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