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Incoming Biden-Harris Administration Should Prioritize Food Security In U.S., Experts Write In Opinion Piece

IPS: Aren’t We Missing Food Security Experts in the Incoming President-Elect Biden-Kamala Harris Administration? Esther Ngumbi, assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, and senior food security New Voices fellow with the Aspen Institute, and Ifeanyi McWilliams Nsofor, senior New Voices fellow with the Aspen Institute, senior…

Biden-Harris Administration, Congress Must Repeal Helms Amendment, Expand Access To Comprehensive Reproductive Health Care, Opinion Pieces Argue

The Hill: Global Gag Rule is just the tip of the iceberg: Why Repealing the Helms Amendment matters Reps. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) (12/17). Ms. Magazine: The Helms Amendment: 47 Years of Denying U.S. Support for International Reproductive Health and Rights…

Opinion Pieces Address Various Topics Related To COVID-19, Including R&D; Global Immunization Efforts, Access; Scientific Advancement; Lessons Learned

The Conversation: The top scientific breakthrough for 2020 was understanding SARS-CoV-2 and how it causes COVID-19 — and then developing multiple vaccines David Pride, associate director of microbiology at the University of California San Diego (12/17). The Guardian: Covid is a chance to build a world where everyone has access…

Opinion Pieces Address Various Topics Related To COVID-19 Vaccine, Including Role Of Pharmaceutical Industry, Access, Intellectual Property Protections

New York Times: Don’t Fall for Big Pharma’s Savior Act Stephen Buranyi, science journalist and visiting lecturer at the European Business School (12/17). Scientific American: How to Expand Access to COVID Vaccines without Compromising the Science Peter Doshi, associate professor of pharmaceutical health services research at the University of Maryland…

Opinion Pieces Discuss COVID-19 Pandemic, Response, Including Regional Vaccine Manufacturing In Africa; Vaccine Rollout, Regulation; Funding For Global Efforts In Next U.S. Stimulus

Devex: Opinion: A call to boost African manufacturing for COVID-19 and other vaccines Perrer Tosso, senior manager of advanced manufacturing technologies at USP, and Skhumbuzo Ngozwana, CEO of Kiara Health, chair of the board of Biovac, and board member of the Federation of African Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (12/16). Financial Times:…

Opinion Pieces Address Topics Related To COVID-19 Pandemic, Including Sustaining Global TB Efforts; Intellectual Property Rights; Vaccine Access, Distribution; Impact On Girls

Global Health NOW: A 2-Front Battle: COVID-19 Must Reinvigorate the Fight Against TB Ersin Topcuoglu, director of the USAID-funded Health Systems for Tuberculosis Project at Management Sciences for Health (12/11). IPS: Intellectual Property Monopolies Block Vaccine Access Anis Chowdhury, adjunct professor at Western Sydney University & University of New South…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic, Including Vaccination Campaigns, Addressing Drug Resistance, Malaria

Bloomberg: The Vaccines That Could Use a Shot in the Arm Clara Ferreira Marques, Bloomberg Opinion columnist (12/12). Devex: Opinion: How investments in health can help defeat malaria and COVID-19 Kevin Murphy, president of ExxonMobil Foundation and manager of corporate citizenship and global community investments for Exxon Mobil Corporation (12/11)…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Address Various Global Health Topics, Including Climate Action; Global Development; Maternal Health, Nutrition; Anti-Racism

BMJ: Climate action: the best gift for global health Renee N. Salas, emergency medicine physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, affiliated faculty at Harvard Global Health Institute, and Yerby fellow at the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of…

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