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ECDC and EMCDDA make the case for active case finding of communicable diseases in prison

What are the most (cost-) effective ways to prevent and control communicable diseases in prison settings? In their joint public health Guidance published today, ECDC and the European Monitoring Centre…

Health is made at home, hospitals are for repairs

Calls to increase the number of trained and paid community health workers and reach more people with primary health care have been made for decades. However, countries are still struggling…

Millions face food insecurity, TB outbreak in eastern Ukraine fighting

EASTERN UKRAINE, 17 May 2018 — Nearly 3.5 million people caught up in the conflict in eastern Ukraine urgently need humanitarian aid, according to the United Nations, which says its…

The collapse of the Venezuelan health system

When Hugo Chavez became Venezuela's new president in 1998, he promised to provide free health care to all and enshrined this right within Venezuela's new constitution, rewritten in 1999. Progress…

Orban not delivering health for Hungary

Viktor Orban's re-election to a third consecutive term in Hungary offers a preview for western countries of what the health consequences could be for governments that value populism and economic…

Hepatitis C in injection-drug users — a hidden danger of the opioid epidemic

Much has been written about the escalating crisis of opioid-overdose deaths in the United States and its mounting social and economic costs. Although political and public health leaders have begun…

WHO calls on partners to respond to the health and humanitarian needs of Ukrainians

“Access to quality care and medications is limited. Women, children, adolescents – representing over 60% of the affected people – and the elderly are disproportionately affected by a severe reduction…

Global summit on IP and access discusses impact of TRIPS-Plus measures on public health

A network of civil society organisations chose the birthplace of the World Trade Organization, Marrakesh, to hold a global summit on intellectual property and access to medicines this week. Part…

Trump administration reportedly prohibiting several words from use in CDC budget documents, by other agencies

Trump administration reportedly prohibiting several words from use in CDC budget documents, by other agencies; HHS, CDC officials offers statements; PEPFAR guidance document contains language shift Washington Post: CDC gets…

WHO issues two reports detailing global problem of substandard and falsified medicines

WHO urges governments to take action: 1 in 10 medical products in developing countries is substandard or falsified. The press release and the publications can be accessed here.