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slamabad, December 18, 2008 - U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today held the closing ceremony of its Hospital Preparedness for Emergencies (HOPE) training course under the USAID-funded Program for Enhancement of Emergency Response (PEER). In the picture the chief guest USAID Mission Director Anne Aarnes is awarding certificate to a participant., via USAID

With Obama’s Re-election, “Global Health Diplomacy” Will Get Its First Test

Done well, an office of Global Health Diplomacy could re-establish American leadership on global health and get middle-income countries to take health seriously as part of their path to prosperity. It’s not a rush of new money for vaccinations or HIV, true. But it’s an opportunity to do something totally new and important for global health.

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Desmond Tutu: To Fight TB Worldwide, Start in South Africa’s Mines

Desmond Tutu has an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal today highlighting the problem ofTB among South African mine workers. He makes the convincing argument that strengthening the focus on TB control in South Africa’s mining sector is key to controlling it worldwide.

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Health Care in Rural Namibia (Video)

One of the greatest global health challenges is providing adequate health care to hard to reach rural communities in poor countries around the world. Cities and towns may have decent hospitals, but when you go out to villages only the most rudementary health care facilities exists, if at all.

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Stunting: “The Least Understood, Most Under-appreciated Development Issue in the World”

CNN teams up with UNICEF to give exposure to this “silent epidemic”

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World Tuberculosis Report 2012 – Some Progress, Not Enough

We’re making progress against Tuberculosis, but not enough. We’re doing a good job of reducing the global burden of TB. Our failure is with drug resistance. Multiple drug resistant TB (MDR TB) continues to rise, and we’re barely treating 20% of the people who have it.

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Wash Your Hands!

Yesterday was Global Hand Washing Day. Before you scoff at yet another “International _____ Day” consider this fact: diarrhea and respiratory tract infections are by far the biggest killer of children around the word.

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