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Speech Transcript, Fact Sheet Highlight U.S. Commitment To Global Development

U.S. Department of State: Remarks at Post-2015 Development Summit During his remarks at the U.N. Sustainable Development Summit in New York City, Secretary of State John Kerry discussed the U.S. commitment to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as the launch of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development…

Bipartisan Support, Partnerships Will Help Advance U.S. Global Development Efforts

Huffington Post: Development Is a National Security Priority Susan Rice, U.S. national security adviser “…Over the past six years, the United States has rallied the international community to promote food security and global health. We’ve made smarter use of our foreign-assistance money to catalyze investment from our partner governments around…

Iran Nuclear Deal Could Bolster U.S. National Security, Enhance Global Health

Boston Globe: Iran nuclear deal will bolster global health Ali Lotfizadeh, visiting scholar, and Mohsen Malekinejad, assistant professor, both at UCSF School of Medicine’s Institute for Health Policy Studies “…Iran’s vast potential to enhance global health is significantly underutilized right now. … Strengthening partnerships with countries like Iran … bolsters…

USAID Africa Ebola Unit Senior Coordinator Discusses Agency’s Response To Epidemic

USAID’s “Impact”: Q&A: The Legacy of West Africa’s Ebola Crisis Clara Wagner, a former intern for USAID’s Bureau of Legislative and Public Affairs, interviews Denise Rollins, senior coordinator of the Africa Ebola Unit. Rollins discusses USAID’s role in response efforts during West Africa’s Ebola epidemic, noting, “We strive to rebuild and…

Independent Global Health Risk Framework Aims To Improve Responses To Global Health Threats

New England Journal of Medicine: Creating a Global Health Risk Framework Victor J. Dzau, chair, and Judith Rodin, vice-chair of the International Oversight Group of the Global Health Risk Framework “…The Global Health Risk Framework (GHRF) initiative will build on lessons from the current Ebola outbreak and other major outbreaks…

World Bank Survey Examines Public Opinion On Global Health Security, Outbreak Preparedness

News outlets report on a World Bank survey published Thursday examining public opinion on global infectious diseases and health security. Devex: Public opinion — a game changer for health systems financing? “…Public opinion has a big role to play in focusing attention. Strengthening health systems and preventing future epidemics are…

‘More Pragmatic’ Steps Needed To Reduce TB Risks Among International Travelers

Huffington Post: In The Age Of Travel, Tuberculosis Knows No Borders Sarabjit Chadha, project director at The Union South East Asia; Jamie Tonsing, director at The Union South East Asia; and Paula Fujiwara, scientific director at The Union France “…The risk of [tuberculosis (TB)] transmission during air travel is expected…

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