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WHO’s Next Director-General Will Be First To Come From Africa

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Former Ethiopian health minister Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has been elected to head the World Health Organization, the United Nations agency responsible for coordinating international responses to infectious disease epidemics like Ebola and Zika.

Proposed Gutting Of Drug Czar’s Funding Rolled Back To Just Trims After Vocal Outcry

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A draft of the president’s budget had shown a proposed 95 percent cut to the office in the middle of an opioid epidemic. But the released plan walks that back. Meanwhile, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is calling on his staff to increase efforts to fight the crisis sweeping the country.

Trump’s ‘Skinny Budget’ Puts Health Care On A Drastic Diet

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The 2018 budget proposed by the president makes deep cuts across the health care industry, from cancer research and public health to infectious diseases and drug safety. Media outlets break down which agencies and missions will be affected the most.

Dwindling Supply Of Vital But Simple Drug Setting Hospitals On Edge

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Because of the shortage, doctors are having to make tough decisions on how they treat their patients. “Does the immediate need of a patient outweigh the expected need of a patient?” one asked. “It’s a medical and ethical question that goes beyond anything I’ve had to experience before.” In other public health news: infertility, pumping breast milk, services for deaf patients, neuroscience, probiotics and more.