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Advancing Science for Global Health
Advancing Science for Global Health

Global health news briefs

May / June 2022 | Volume 21 Number 3

NIAAA launches alcohol resource

Helping Your Patients with Alcohol-Related Problems from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism is a free resource on alcohol and health covering screening through recovery. Physicians, physician assistants, nurses, psychologists, and pharmacists can earn CE/CME credits.

Action needed on cancer in sub-Saharan Africa

A recent Lancet Oncology commission stresses the need for an Afro-centric approach and proposes actions, such as developing or updating national cancer control plans in each country, that must be taken urgently to address the escalating catastrophe.

Change from within needed for decolonization progress

The premise of this special collection from the Annals of Global Health is the understanding that meaningful progress toward decolonization must come from within the institutions that built the field of global health. Doing so will also require deep reflection on the role different disciplines have in advancing decolonization.

WHO calls for increased investment in IPC

The first-of-its-kind report from WHO provides a global situation analysis of how infection prevention and control (IPC) programs are being implemented in countries around the world. The report identifies gaps, offers guidance, and highlights the importance of integrating interventions with water, sanitation, and hygiene strategies.

Global roadmap promotes healthy longevity

RReleased in early June, the roadmap uses evidence-based recommendations on ways to ensure that all people of all ages can achieve healthy longevity equity. The report includes goals, structures, and recommendations across four domains: the longevity dividend, social infrastructure, physical environment, and health systems.

Malaria Initiative issues annual report

In its 16th Annual Report to Congress, the U.S. President's Malaria Initiative outlines the current state of malaria worldwide, where it has invested worldwide, and  malaria-fighting approaches it has put in place with partner countries, such as insecticide-treated nets, rapid diagnostic tests, and seasonal malarial chemoprevention.

Updated June 15, 2022

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