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Prevention, Control Of NCDs Requires Action From Governments, Global Community

The Lancet: Beating NCDs can help deliver universal health coverage Tabaré Ramón Vázquez, president of Uruguay, and Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the WHO “In WHO’s drive to ensure good health and care for all, there is a pressing need to step up global and national action on non-communicable…

U.S. Spending On Foreign Aid Vital To Global Health, Security

Deseret News: Jay Evensen: Think the U.S. should cut foreign aid? Think again Jay Evensen, senior editorial columnist for Deseret News “…[T]he world now has disease and preventable childhood deaths on the run … The United Nations and many other organizations are making this happen, but the United States is…

World Leaders Should ‘Increase Resolve’ To Address Global Hunger

New York Times: World Hunger Haunts the U.N. Festivities Editorial Board “As the leaders of the world posture and sermonize for the United Nations General Assembly this week, a growing global specter should spur common concern among them: World hunger, after a decade-long decline, spiked last year, because of scourges…

Mexico City Policy Could ‘Stymie Efforts’ To Control Global AIDS

New York Times: Letter to the Editor: Trump and AIDS Serra Sippel, president of the Center for Health and Gender Equity (Change) “…Though Mr. Trump’s proposal to reduce funding for the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, or PEPFAR, … was rejected by both the House and the Senate appropriations…

U.S. Congress Should Partner With Development Community, Private Sector To Ensure Efficient Reorganization Of U.S. Foreign Aid

The Hill: Maintaining the effectiveness of U.S. foreign aid Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.), ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, and Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.), member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, both co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Effective Foreign Assistance “One of the most significant challenges facing…

Despite Falling Case Numbers, Development Of Zika Vaccine Must Remain Priority

The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Vaccine against Zika virus must remain a priority Editorial Board “…[The] announcement [of Sanofi Pasteur’s decision to withdraw from Zika vaccine R&D] raises concerns about the future of Zika virus vaccine development, at a time when the number of cases is falling and other questions about…

Accepting SDGs Critical To ‘Achieving Them In Reality’

Devex: Opinion: The SDGs are good enough and it’s time to stop analyzing and start acting Mark Halle, senior fellow at the International Institute for Sustainable Development “…[T]he value of the [Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)] and the targets lies in their actual achievement — in bringing about the transformative change…

Spreading Hygiene, Sanitary Awareness Vital To Global WASH Efforts

MSNBC: If I take action today, maybe someone’s life will be saved Shomy Hasan Chowdhury, student at Universiti Putra Malaysia and co-founder of Awareness 360 “…Throughout much of the developing world, serious diseases are linked to improper hygiene, poor drinking water, and a general lack of sanitary awareness. Across the…

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