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Country Leadership, Globalism Vital To Achieving Universal Health Coverage

STAT: To achieve universal health care, we need country leadership and globalism Seth Berkley, chief executive officer of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the WHO “…Both country leadership and globalism are needed to [achieve universal health coverage] … Universal health coverage is first and…

International Food Standards Play Key Role In Ending Hunger, Promoting Economic Growth

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Acting together for food safety Roberto Azevêdo, director general of the World Trade Organization, and José Graziano da Silva, director general of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the U.N. “…[I]nternational food standards play a key role in protecting human health, the environment, consumers’ interests, and international…

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…

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