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Global health news briefs

July/August 2023 | Volume 22 Number 4

State announces bureau for global health security

The U.S. Department of State has launched a new Bureau of Global Heath Security and Diplomacy, with the mission to prevent, detect, control, and respond to infectious diseases. Dr. John Nkengasong will lead the bureau, serving as Ambassador-at-Large, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, and Senior Bureau Official for Global Health Security and Diplomacy.

UN issues state of food security report

The global assessment of the state of food security and nutrition from the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) found global hunger in 2022 far above pre-pandemic levels. While hunger at the global level did not worsen between 2021 and 2022, economic recovery from the pandemic was dampened by the global repercussions of the war in Ukraine.

Malaria vaccine allocated to African countries

Via a partnership between Gavi, WHO and UNICEF, 12 countries across different regions in Africa are set to receive 18 million doses of the first-ever malaria vaccine over the next two years. Malaria remains one of Africa's deadliest diseases, accounting for approximately 95% of global malaria cases and 96% of deaths in 2021.

CUGH launches young professionals network

The Young Global Health Professional Network of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) aims to provide a global network where students and young global health professionals can share interests, advice, and opportunities. Members must be under the age of 40.

WHO releases antimicrobial resistance agenda

The research agenda focuses on antimicrobial resistance in the human health sector, especially infections caused by bacterial and fungal pathogens designated priorities by WHO. In an effort to guide policy and research to inform antimicrobial resistance policies and interventions, the agenda outlines 40 research topics on drug-resistant bacteria, fungi and Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

Academies publish proceedings on climate security in South Asia

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine published the proceedings of their 2022 National Academies Climate Security Roundtable on climate security in South Asia. Workshops considered the available tools for analysis and forecasting climate-related risks.

Updated August 17, 2023

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