A sensitive, closed-door selection of the new Executive Director for UNAIDS has kicked up a noisy social media debate among a number of leading global health figures, who questioned whether a separate bureaucracy for one disease, founded at the height of the AIDS epidemic, remains justified today – when bigger global health threats now loom. […] Continue reading ->
Extending the reach of primary health care systems to provide malaria services to those in the most hard-to-reach places has become part and parcel to the global malaria response, and according to experts, is paving the way for the expansion of other essential health services – and moving the world closer towards realising universal health […] Continue reading ->
Githinji Gitahi, Co-Chair of the UHC2030 Steering Committee & Group Chief Executive Officer of AMREF Health Africa – the largest Africa-based healthcare non-profit – and Fumie Griego, Deputy Director General and Chief Operating Officer of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA), share highlights from a panel discussion held in Geneva on the […] Continue reading ->
The ground level of the Geneva International Conference Centre was buzzing with conversations about machine learning, algorithms and deep learning, at the third edition of the International Telecommunication Union’s AI for Good global summit last week (28-31 May). A buzzword for some, an already essential tool for others, artificial intelligence (AI) powered applications seem to […] Continue reading ->
[Human Rights Watch Press Release] World Health Organization Removes ‘Gender Identity Disorder’ Diagnosis (Geneva, May 27, 2019) – The World Health Organization (WHO) approved a major change to its global manual of diagnoses on May 25, 2019, that will greatly benefit transgender people around the world, Human Rights Watch said today. The World Health Assembly, the WHO […] Continue reading ->
From preventive screening to the quality of nursing care and the structure of national insurance systems, patients face multiple barriers to cancer prevention, treatment and care, said a high-level panel of experts at a side event on the margins of this week’s World Health Assembly (20-28 May). Image Credits: UnternehmerTUM/@birdyfoto.de. Continue reading ->