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Sept Global Health Readings

A little late for Sept, but it’s the thought that counts.

I found this piece interesting in terms of the impressive incidence of multi-drug resistance bacteria in returning travelers. Well demonstrates that antibiotic resistance is a highly portable problem, and underlines the need for global solutions.
Polio eradication, limited by the need to vaccinate the millions living in conflict zones or failed states, remains a hugely important global health task. Heartening to see Africa be polio-free this year. As is often the case, the last 1% is the hardest in any control project.
Finally, a not unexpected but still major move on the part of the WHO, declaring an intent for all HIV+ patients to be placed on ART as soon as possible, ignoring CD4 count and OIs. Based on (relatively) recent trials, this has huge implications for global health finance, and potentially for HIV prevention on a population level as well.
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