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Scientific Research Informs Programs, Policies To Eliminate Parasitic Diseases

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Why we need research to detect, prevent, and ultimately, eliminate parasitic diseases In a guest post, Monic Parise, deputy director for program and science, and Larry Slutsker, director of the Division of Parasitic Disease and Malaria, both at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and…

Blog Post Highlights U.S., Global Efforts To End Hunger

U.S. Global Leadership Coalition: Here’s How We End Global Hunger Effectively Zach Silberman, public policy manager at USGLC, discusses U.S. and global efforts to end global hunger. He highlights recent hunger-related events on Capitol Hill and discusses the Global Food Security Act and the Food for Peace Reform Act (10/9).

Malaria Eradication Possible With More Investments, Innovative Strategies

Huffington Post: The Beginning of the End of Malaria Martin Edlund, CEO of Malaria No More “…The great selling point is that malaria is the only disease of this scale that we can conceivably eradicate in our lifetimes. We need that clear, time-bound goal to maintain political support. The next…

Congress Should Approve Reach Act To Advance Global Maternal, Child Survival

The Hill: Bill to save more lives faster needs Congressional support Steve Davis, president and CEO of PATH “…The [Reach Every Mother and Child Act (Reach Act)] is the most important piece of legislation for child and maternal survival to hit the hopper in decades. … It calls on USAID…

Improving Health In Africa Advances U.S. Interests, Ideals

TIME: Better Health Care in Africa Must Go Beyond HIV Former President George W. Bush “…In the midst of our differences, there should be at least one issue on which all Americans can agree: helping the people of Africa fight disease advances both our interests and our ideals. … PEPFAR…

World Needs Coherent Approach To Recognizing, Responding To Disease Epidemics

Foreign Policy: Can the Global Public Health System Learn From Its Ebola Mistakes? Laurie Garrett, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations “…A summit should be convened, ideally by a respected third party outside of the U.N., allowing all of the panels and commissions to compare…

CDC Recognizes Efforts To Prevent, Treat HIV On International Day Of The Girl

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: Innovation and Commitment Needed to Turn Back the HIV Epidemic Among Girls Shannon Hader, director of CDC’s Division of HIV & TB, highlights the 2015 International Day of the Girl and discusses how CDC is working to help girls by “Creating a supporting, empowering environment; ……

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