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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

13 Dec 2017

Half of world's people can't get basic health services: WHO

LONDON At least half the world's population is unable to access essential health services and many others are forced into extreme poverty by having to pay for healthcare they cannot afford, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday.

08 Dec 2017

U.S. House committee 'may reconsider' WHO cancer agency funds

LONDON U.S. congressional committee members warned on Friday that Washington's funding of the World Health Organization's cancer research agency could be halted unless it is more open about its operations.

01 Dec 2017

Cancer drug prompts 'drastic' HIV decrease in lung cancer patient

LONDON, Dec 1 Doctors in France have found the first evidence that a drug normally used to treat lung, kidney or skin cancer may be able to eradicate HIV-infected cells in people with the AIDS virus.

30 Nov 2017

Vaccine alliance backs typhoid shots for poor with $85 million

LONDON The GAVI global vaccine alliance has earmarked $85 million (£62.8 million) to help support the introduction of typhoid vaccines in poor countries where millions of children are at risk of the often deadly disease.

29 Nov 2017

Insecticide resistance spreads in Africa, threatens malaria progress

LONDON The largest genetic study of mosquitoes has found their ability to resist insecticides is evolving rapidly and spreading across Africa, putting millions of people at higher risk of contracting malaria.

29 Nov 2017

WHO fears complacency as progress against malaria stalls

LONDON, Nov 29 Progress in the global fight against malaria has stalled amid signs of flatlining funding and complacency that the mosquito-borne disease is less of a threat, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday.

28 Nov 2017

Europe's HIV epidemic growing at alarming rate, WHO warns

LONDON, Nov 28 The number of people newly diagnosed with HIV in Europe reached its highest level in 2016 since records began, showing the region's epidemic growing "at an alarming pace", health officials said on Tuesday.

23 Nov 2017

Avatars can help schizophrenia patients control threatening voices

LONDON, Nov 23 - An experimental therapy for people with schizophrenia that brings them face to face with a computer avatar representing the tormenting voices in their heads has proved promising in early stage trials.

23 Nov 2017

Three coffees a day linked to more health than harm - study

LONDON People who drink three to four cups of coffee a day are more likely to see health benefits than harm, experiencing lower risks of premature death and heart disease than those who abstain, scientists said on Wednesday. | Video

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