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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

‘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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