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International Community Must Enforce Medical Neutrality In Conflict Situations

New England Journal of Medicine: Attacks on Health Care in Syria — Normalizing Violations of Medical Neutrality? Michele Heisler, Elise Baker, and Donna McKay, all affiliated with Physicians for Human Rights “…When health care systems come under assault, the losses are far greater than the toll of health workers killed…

Addressing Men’s Health Essential For Improving Global Health Overall

Global Health NOW: Men: A New Global Health Challenge Peter Baker, director of Global Action on Men’s Health (GAMH) “…The state of men’s health around the world has been overlooked by most national governments and international health organizations for far too long. Policymakers talk about gender mainstreaming but, in reality,…

International Community Should Prioritize Efforts To End Preventable Preterm Deaths

Devex: The missing LINC in the newborn survival agenda: Prevention Leith Greenslade, vice chair at the MDG Health Alliance “…[The Public Private Partnership to Prevent Preterm Birth] aims to demonstrate that preterm birth rates can be significantly reduced by addressing four ‘LINC’ risk factors — lifestyle, infection, nutrition, and contraception…

Ending Malaria Requires Coordinated, Sustained Efforts, Partnerships

Huffington Post: Accelerating the Elimination of Malaria in Southern Africa Mark Dybul, executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; and Richard Kamwi, Elimination 8 ambassador and former minister of health of Namibia “…[A]s we chart a course to save more lives and eliminate [malaria], our…

Humanitarian Aid With Added Agendas Could Fuel Terrorism, Conflict

Daily Beast: You Can’t Kill Terrorism With Kindness or Aid That Comes With An Agenda Alex Perry, author and foreign correspondent “…Today many NGOs have all but totally surrendered their impartiality in favor of working with governments rather than outside them while also expanding their mission from narrowly defined assistance…

Eradicating Polio From Nigeria By 2017 Requires Sustained Funding, Commitment

Devex: Nigeria’s polio-free gift to Africa Ado Jimada Gana Muhammad, executive director and CEO of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency “…It is … expected that all stakeholders sustain — and where need be, increase — their support for the polio eradication program in Nigeria. Government at all levels…

Political Will, Sustained Investments Needed To Address Antibiotic Resistance In Africa, World

The Conversation: Africa has a long way to go to close the gap on antibiotic resistance Sabiha Essack, South African research chair in antibiotic resistance and professor in pharmaceutical sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal “…The burden of antibiotic resistance [in Africa] is … under-estimated. African countries don’t have comprehensive…

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