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Sanitation and health: What do we want to know?

This is the first of two blogs written about the “Sanitation and health evidence consensus meeting”, convened by WHO in Seattle on May 24 and 25 of 2018.

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Breathing Life into Medical Oxygen Ahead of WHO Committee Decision

Oxygen is one of the most frequently-required medical interventions in the world, yet it remains in critically short supply in low-resource hospitals. The WHO will soon make a decision on whether to include oxygen in its updated Essential Medicines list.

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Ministerial Conference on Immunization in Africa

February 24-25, 2016, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, high-level delegates from 43 African countries and regional and global immunization advocates came together for the first Ministerial Conference on Immunization in Africa. The first-of-its-kind event was hugely successful, and signaled fierce determination among African leaders to secure the health and prosperity of their societies through immunization.

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TB beats HIV as the leading infectious disease cause of death worldwide

TB for the first time surpassed HIV in total deaths per year with 1.5 million people dying from TB in 2014 (with 400,000 of those HIV positive) and 1.2 million per year dying from HIV. To end the global TB epidemic, better detection systems need to be in place and tools developed to better diagnose people, and a better vaccine should be developed.

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From Healthcare to Health: A Unique Opportunity for Washington State

Social determinants -- where we live, learn, work and play -- affect both health and educational outcomes.

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