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Blog Posts Recognize World Toilet Day, Discuss Link Between WASH, Nutrition

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: Bringing Clean, Safe, and Innovative Sanitation Services to East Africa Eric Mintz, team lead for the Global Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Epidemiology Team at the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID), writes about the CDC’s collaborative partnership with Sanivation, which “provide[s] toilets in…

Blog Post Examines TPP’s Potential Impact On Global Health, Pact’s Approval Process

Center for Global Health Technologies’ “Breakthroughs”: TPP: What does it mean for global health and what’s next? Courtney Carson, GHTC’s senior policy and advocacy associate, writes, “Below I break down [intellectual property (IP)] protections in [the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)], describe their potential impact on health technologies, and discuss how these…

Health Policy Project Report Examines Civil Society Engagement With PEPFAR

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Thanks for listening, PEPFAR, but could you come a little closer? Civil society members answer questions on HIV response planning Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses PEPFAR’s guidance for country and regional planning, released in February 2015, and a…

Global Community Must Prioritize Polio Eradication Efforts In Areas Experiencing Human Migration, Conflict

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Smart Global Health”: Unsettled World Creates New Challenges for Polio Eradication — IMB Nellie Bristol, senior fellow with the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, discusses recommendations from an October 2015 report of the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) of the Global Polio Eradication initiative, including…

U.S. Should Take Action To End Drug-Resistant TB

Los Angeles Times: Do we have the will to stop TB? Caitlin Reed, director of the Inpatient Tuberculosis Unit at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center and assistant professor of infectious diseases at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine “…Both [extensively drug-resistant (XDR) and multi-drug resistant (MDR)] TB spring from the same…

Integrating WASH Into Nutrition Programs Can Help Prevent Undernutrition

USAID’s “Impact”: What does water, sanitation, and hygiene have to do with nutrition? Everything. In recognition of World Toilet Day on November 19, Merri Weinger, environmental health team leader at USAID’s Bureau for Global Health, discusses the link between water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) and nutrition, as well as the…

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…

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…

USAID-Funded ‘Every Preemie – SCALE’ Partnership Aims To Prevent Preterm Birth, Low Birthweight In 23 Countries

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Scaling up solutions to save every preemie Kat Kelley, GHTC’s senior program assistant, speaks with Jim Litch, director of the Perinatal Interventions Program at the Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirths (GAPPS), about the USAID-funded Every Preemie–SCALE partnership, which aims “to identify lifesaving interventions…

TPP Might Not Have Enough Votes To Pass Congress, The Hill Reports

The Hill: Obama’s trade deal is in trouble “…The reactions [to the recently released full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)] — from lukewarm support to outright hostility — have led many to believe the deal doesn’t have the votes to pass Congress. … Brand-name pharmaceutical companies are disappointed with…

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