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WHO elections

WHO’s Identity Crisis

Given that President Trump is proposing funding caps on a whole host of UN agencies, the recent travel expenses at WHO report could not have come at a worse time for the agency, which is facing a severe funding shortfall. Dr Tedros will need to move swiftly to bring transparency and accountability to the WHO to demonstrate that every dollar is well spent. The world desperately needs a fully functioning WHO and must hope that in Dr Tedros the organization has found the leadership it needs to overcome its current woes

May 29, 2017
New York Times

Health systems

Trump Budget Cuts Could Drastically Affect SA's Fight Against HIV And Aids

South Africa is holding its breath while the US Congress decides whether to approve President Donald Trump`s proposed budget cuts to global health programmes -- cuts that, if approved, could significantly reduce support for HIV and Aids in South Africa. While South Africa reportedly funds most of its HIV and Aids programmes itself, donor funding accounts for 18.5% of the HIV and Aids funds available for the 2017/2018 fiscal year

July 26, 2017
Huffington Post, iol.co,za

Swedish aid agency to halt funds for supporters of U.S. anti-abortion 'gag rule'

Sweden`s international aid agency is set to halt funding for sexual and reproductive health programs of organizations which acquiesce in President Donald Trump`s ban on federal funding for foreign groups providing abortions or abortion support. Sweden`s international aid agency Sida said that funding agreements for sexual and reproductive issues with organizations which go along with the U.S. presidential order could be cancelled and support phased out

July 11, 2017

President Trump, Meet This 2-Year-Old

The New York Times’ Nick Kristof looks at the consequences of President Trump’s proposed cuts to international aid on a visit to Liberia where he meets a small child sick with malaria and who has suffered the consequences of counterfeit medicine firsthand. He also learns about the horrors of 14 year old girls attempting to self-abort and causing themselves untold damage as the price of healthcare and access to it, were beyond them

June 24, 2017
New York Times

How Trump has made the Department of Health and Human Services a center of false science on cont...

President Trump and Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price have stocked the corridors of health policy with purveyors of conclusively debunked claptrap about contraception, abortion, pregnancy and women’s reproductive health generally. Among their themes is that condoms don’t protect against HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases and that abortions and contraceptives cause breast cancer, miscarriages and infertility. None of these assertions is true

June 15, 2017
Los Angeles Times
June 14, 2017
New England Journal of Medicine

Communicable diseases

Poverty, open sewers and parasites: ‘America’s dirty shame’

The FT reports that tropical parasites are thriving in the hot, humid U.S. south where the poorest Americans are faced with a new era of budget cuts under Donald Trump’s new administration

April 18, 2017
Financial Times

Bush steps back into the spotlight to help Africa fight epidemics

As the U.S. Congress headed for a bruising showdown over international aid budget funding later this month, former President George W. Bush flew to Africa to publicize a $6.8bn HIV Aids assistance programme that has done much to rehabilitate the continent’s future. The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, or Pepfar, which he established in 2004, has saved millions of lives he argued and the investment is in the U.S.’s own national interest

April 8, 2017
New York Times
April 7, 2017
Washington Post
April 8, 2017
The Hill