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African Investments In Health Critical To Continent’s Economic Future

CNN: President Kagame and Bill Gates: Every vaccine is a shot of adrenaline into the heart of the African economy Paul Kagame, president of Rwanda, and Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…The link between health and economic growth is clear. … For example, over the…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Efforts Needed To End TB

Medium: No ribbons, no marches, no Santana David Bryden, TB advocacy officer at RESULTS “…A new organization is trying to end the ignorance about TB and bring it out of the shadows. It is called We Are TB, led by TB survivors themselves, who volunteer their time to raise awareness…

Building Trust Critical To Controlling DRC Ebola Outbreak

Nature: Building trust is essential to combat the Ebola outbreak Editorial Board “…Central to [the] problem [of the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)] is a lack of trust. … Researchers should consider the reasons for such skepticism, so that they can help to reduce it…

Coordinated International Response Critical To Restore Health In Venezuela

The Lancet: Venezuelans’ right to health crumbles amid political crisis Editorial Board “…[Venezuela] is submerged in a complex humanitarian emergency due to the politico-economic crisis that started in 2008, progressively destroying the health care system. … [Along the] Venezuelan borders with Colombia and Brazil, … the movement of Venezuelan migrants…

Opinion Piece, Editorial Address Access To Clean Water, Hygiene, Sanitation On World Water Day

Devex: Opinion: Fixing water fixes gender parity Amanda Gimble, senior vice president of strategic initiatives at Safe Water Network, and Venkatesh “Venky” Raghavendra, vice president of advancement at Safe Water Network “…Expanding safe water and women’s participation in its provision through small water enterprises — businesses that provide safe, reliable,…

Authors Of New Lancet Article Highlight 5 Key Takeaways On Link Between Democracy, Health

Washington Post: Democracy matters for health care. Here’s how we measured this. Tom Bollyky, director of the global health program at the Council on Foreign Relations; Tara Templin, health policy PhD student at Stanford University; and Simon Wigley, associate professor of philosophy and department chair at Bilkent University “…[N]ew research…

Ending TB Possible With Renewed, Sustained Efforts, Comprehensive Strategy

The Lancet Global Health: Comprehensive care for all individuals with tuberculosis is needed now Riitta A. Dlodlo, director of the Department of Tuberculosis and HIV at the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union), and Einar Heldal, TB consultant at The Union “…The way forward [to prevent health…

World Must Act To Address NCDs Among Women

STAT: Noncommunicable diseases among women: a ‘slow motion disaster’ Robyn Norton, principal director of the George Institute for Global Health, and Katie Dain, chief executive officer of the NCD Alliance “…Today, noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), once considered diseases of affluence, are, along with injuries, the leading causes of death and disability…