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Success Against Polio In Africa Gives Lessons, Hope For Disease’s Elimination From Afghanistan, Pakistan

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Progress in Nigeria brings humanity closer to ending polio Matshidiso Rebecca Moeti, WHO’s regional director for Africa “…Nigeria’s success in turning its [polio] eradication program around offers important lessons which are now being taken up in Pakistan and Afghanistan, the last two countries where polio is still…

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Malaria Vaccine Pilot Demonstrations ‘Important First Step’ To Determining Role As Preventive Tool

The Lancet: What next for the malaria RTS,S vaccine candidate? Editorial Board “On October 23, the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE) and the Malaria Policy Advisory Committee (MPAC) announced their much-anticipated recommendations for the world’s first malaria vaccine candidate known as RTS,S/AS01. Their decision is not to…

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Geospatial Mapping ‘Will Be Critical’ Tool For Tracking Progress Of SDG Targets

Project Syndicate: Putting Public Health on the Map Christopher J.L. Murray, professor of global health at the University of Washington and director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation “…[The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) project] could do more to inform policy debates and spur action to improve health…

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Opinion Pieces Discuss Issues Surrounding Ebola Response

The Lancet: Ebola: burying the bodies David L. Heymann, head and senior fellow at the Chatham House Center on Global Health Security and professor of infectious disease epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine “…The difficult and heroic work of [burial teams in West Africa] might have…

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FDA Should Learn From Ebola Epidemic, Take Action To Respond To Chikungunya, Other NTDs

Weekly Standard: The FDA Learned Nothing from Ebola Michael J. Astrue, former commissioner of the Social Security Administration and former general counsel at the Department of Health and Human Services “…No organization failed more miserably than the Food and Drug Administration [during West Africa’s Ebola epidemic last year]. As I…

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Solar Power Can Help Poor Nations Reach Health, Development Goals

Wall Street Journal: Letter to the Editor: Solar Power Has a Role in Helping the Poor Nat Kreamer, chair of the Solar Energy Industries Association “In ‘This Child Doesn’t Need a Solar Panel’ (op-ed, Oct. 22), Bjørn Lomborg, a political scientist by training, presents readers with a false choice that…

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Bipartisan Reach Act Would Help World End Preventable Maternal, Child, Newborn Deaths

The Hill: We can end preventable maternal, newborn, and child deaths worldwide U.S. Reps. Dave Reichert (R-Wash.), Betty McCollum (D-Minn.), Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), and Michael McCaul (R-Texas) “…Since 1990, the mortality rates for children under five have been reduced by more than half. This is one of the great success…

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‘Globally Coordinated Response’ Needed To Ensure New Tropical Disease Treatments, Innovations Reach All People

The Guardian: Nobel prize winners point the way in battle against diseases of poverty John Reeder, director of the WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases; Winnie Mpanju-Shumbusho, WHO assistant director-general for HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and neglected tropical diseases; Bernard Pécoul, executive director at the Drugs for…

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More Political Will, Investment Needed To Fill ‘Serious’ Gaps In TB Detection, Treatment

CNN: Time to wake up to shocking toll of TB Eric Goosby, U.N. special envoy on tuberculosis and professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco “…[I]t’s clear that the political backing and momentum to make the bold strides needed to drive down the [tuberculosis] epidemic just do…

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WHO’s Recommendations For Pilot Projects Using World’s First Malaria Vaccine Shows ‘Due Diligence’

The Guardian: World Health Organization right to be wary about first malaria vaccine Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and Mark Dybul, executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria “…Last week, two advisory bodies to the World Health Organization … recommended against [the…

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