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Lancet Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss Global AIDS Epidemic, Future Of HIV Response

The Lancet: The global HIV/AIDS epidemic — progress and challenges Editorial Board “On July 20, UNAIDS released their annual report on the status of the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, which also includes a comprehensive analysis of progress towards ending AIDS as a public health threat. … The report emphasizes that there…

Conflict Allowing Cholera’s Continued Spread In Yemen, Into Other Countries

Fortune: Cholera Is Slaughtering Yemen and We’re Letting It Happen Laurie Garrett, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations “…This is the worst cholera epidemic in modern history, and it has already spread well beyond the borders of Yemen … Confronting this catastrophe commands honesty: Cholera…

World Humanitarian Day Provides Opportunity To Raise Awareness Of ‘Toxic Mix Of Conflict, Disease, Famine,’ Applaud Dedication Of Health Workers, Others

The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Cholera in Yemen: war, hunger, disease … and heroics Editorial Board “The harms done by war are many and complex. Death, injury, and displacement are the most obvious, but infection is also closely intertwined with conflict. Across the Middle East and Africa, outbreaks of infection have…

U.S. Congress Should Approve Measures for Public Health Emergency Funding

Scientific American: Robust Emergency Fund Needed to Respond to Future Disease Outbreaks Editorial Board “…[T]he U.S. is woefully unprepared to meet [the] threat [of disease outbreaks] because it does not set aside money to beat back an outbreak before it can spread. … A mechanism is already in place to…

U.N., Nations Must Aim To Sustain Peace, Development As ‘Two Sides Of Same Coin’

Huffington Post: Sustainable Development And Sustaining Peace: 2 Sides Of The Same Coin Magdy Martínez-Solimán, U.N. assistant secretary general and UNDP assistant administrator and director of the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, and Oscar Fernández-Taranco, U.N. assistant secretary general for Peacebuilding Support “…Sustaining peace and sustainable development are two…

U.S. Congress Should Continue Leadership On Food Security, Reject Cuts To Foreign Aid

The Hill: Let’s not roll back bipartisan progress on global food security Judith Rowland, U.S. policy and advocacy manager at Global Citizen “…Laws like the Global Food Security Act are strong examples of bipartisan efforts to help modernize America’s foreign assistance programs. But, these efforts to make government more efficient…

American Principles, Ideals Should Guide Support Of U.S. Foreign Aid

Huffington Post: Maintaining a Moral Argument for Foreign Aid Samuel A. Worthington, CEO of InterAction “…As we continue to defend the parts of the U.S. budget that support international development, humanitarian assistance, and the promotion of democratic values, we cannot disregard the moral underpinnings behind what we do. … [W]ithout…

Trump Administration Should Invest In Malaria Efforts, Prioritize Global Development Challenges

Project Syndicate: Learning from Malaria Bjørn Lomborg, visiting professor at the Copenhagen Business School and director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center “…[G]reat strides have been made against malaria … [T]he lessons of that success can — and therefore should — be applied to other great development challenges. … [D]evoting substantial…

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