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CGD Blog Posts Examine Arguments For, Against Raising Tobacco Taxes

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog/Views from the Center”: Tobacco Taxes Need to Be a Much Bigger Part of the Fiscal Policy Discussion Masood Ahmed, president of CGD, discusses the effectiveness of tobacco taxes, describing how “the cost is very low relative to the revenues and fully justified…

Wilson Center Event Addresses ‘Over-Intervention’ In Maternal Health Care

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: Too Much, Too Soon: Addressing Over-Intervention in Maternity Care Schuyler Null, editor in chief of New Security Beat and a writer/editor for the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program and Maternal Health Initiative, discusses an event at the…

U.S. State Department Spokesperson Voices Support For Taiwan’s Participation As Observer At World Health Assembly

CNA/Focus Taiwan: U.S. voices strong support for Taiwan’s WHA participation “The United States Department of State on Tuesday voiced its strong support for Taiwan’s participation in the annual World Health Assembly (WHA) as an observer, after Taipei was excluded from this year’s WHA session. ‘The United States recognizes Taiwan’s continued…

Former U.S. President Obama Speaks At Global Food Conference In Milan

New York Times: Obama Speaks in Milan, With Food as Text and Politics as Subtext “Barack Obama took his first step back onto the world stage on Tuesday, shedding his tie to give wide-ranging, if studiously nonpartisan, remarks during a food and technology conference in Milan. First in a keynote…

Blog Post Highlights Key Takeaways From Global Fund’s 37th Board Meeting

Friends of the Global Fight Blog: Key Takeaways from the Global Fund’s 37th Board Meeting This blog post discusses highlights from the Global Fund’s 37th Board meeting held last week in Rwanda, including the announcement that the board appointed Aida Kurtović as the new chair and U.S. Ambassador John Simon as…

Taiwan Continues To Seek Inclusion In World Health Assembly As Observer

New York Times: Blocked by China, Taiwan Presses to Join U.N. Agency’s Meeting “Taiwan will continue to seek inclusion in the World Health Assembly’s annual meeting this month in Geneva, government officials said on Monday, pushing back against the latest in a series of efforts by China to block the…

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