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Myanmar Should Commit To Improving Its Biosecurity

Bangkok Post: Bolstering Myanmar’s biosecurity Kyaw San Wai, senior analyst at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies “…While [ratifying the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC)] is an important step in improving [Myanmar’s] biosecurity, more must be done. … Myanmar’s public health challenges, geography, and increasing interconnectivity all contribute…

USAID Shares 15 Highlights From Agency’s 2015 Global Health Efforts

USAID: A Year in Review: 2015 USAID shares 15 “key global health events, milestones, and highlights from the past 12 months [describing the agency’s efforts] to end preventable child and maternal deaths, create an AIDS-free generation, and protect communities from infectious diseases, all in support of a world free of extreme poverty…”…

Nations Respond To Antibiotic Resistance Arising From Use Among Livestock

National Geographic’s “Germination”: Last-Ditch Drug Resistance: China and Europe Respond Maryn McKenna, journalist and author, discusses antibiotic use among agricultural animals, focusing on colistin, “the only antibiotic that works against a growing category of serious infections,” and several nations’ responses to antibiotic resistance arising from use among livestock (1/6).

Gerson, Shah Write About Evidence-Based Foreign Assistance Efforts In New Book Chapter

ONE Blog: Michael Gerson on transforming foreign assistance with evidence Michael Gerson, a nationally syndicated columnist for the Washington Post, senior adviser to the ONE Campaign, and senior fellow with Results for America, discusses a chapter he authored with former USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah for the second edition of the…

2015 Marks Year Malaria Eradication Goal Became Possible

CNN: A turning point in an age-old fight against a killer Martin Edlund, founding member and CEO of Malaria No More “…[I]t wasn’t just global leadership that made 2015 so pivotal [in global efforts against malaria]. Breakthrough innovations and swift advances in technology promised to transform the very battleground of…

Blog Post Discusses White House’s National Action Plan For Combating MDR-TB

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: White House releases plan to combat MDR-TB at home and around the world Antigone Barton, senior writer and editor of “Science Speaks,” examines the White House’s recently released National Action Plan for Combating Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis, which “set[s] specific treatment and disease impact targets…

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