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President Trump ‘Appears Unconcerned’ About Addressing Health Threats, Protecting U.S. From Potential Outbreaks

Chicago Sun-Times: The many ways germophobe Donald Trump is making Americans less physically safe Ralph Nader, consumer advocate, author, and former presidential candidate “Donald Trump, though a self-described germophobe, appears unconcerned about the exposure of other Americans to germs and disease. Leading infectious disease scientists are warning us of a…

Michel Sidibé Should Voluntarily Suspend Himself As UNAIDS Executive Director While Expert Panel Examines His Response To Sexual Misconduct Claims At Agency

The Lancet: Offline: Sexual and reproductive rights — health and hypocrisy Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of The Lancet “…Michel Sidibé has done much that is good at UNAIDS. … And yet his responses to allegations of sexual misconduct at UNAIDS have been disappointing. … [T]he growing schism over his leadership only…

Controlling, Eliminating Global AIDS Possible With Continued Support Of PEPFAR

The Hill: Over 14 million lives saved thanks to the U.S. emergency plan for AIDS relief Deborah L. Birx, U.S. global AIDS coordinator and U.S. special representative for global health diplomacy at the U.S. Department of State “…On the 15th anniversary of PEPFAR’s enactment, the program continues to receive strong…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss National Security, U.S. Response To Ebola

New York Times: Ebola, Amnesia and Donald Trump Editorial Board “…The Trump White House … appears to be uniquely amnesiac [about Ebola]. On the same day that officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo reported the new Ebola cases, the administration sought to rescind $252 million in Ebola response funds…

Investing In Health Systems, ‘Out-Of-The-Box’ Thinking Critical To Making Progress On UHC

Devex: Opinion: Beware of fake news on global health Thomas B. Cueni, director general of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA) “…Global health requires building and supporting strong health systems, promoting prevention in communities, strengthening standards and regulations, and creating innovative financing models. If we work constructively…

REPLACE Action Package Aims To Help Nations Eliminate Trans Fats From Food Supplies

The Lancet: REPLACE: a roadmap to make the world trans fat free by 2023 Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the WHO, and Thomas R. Frieden, president and CEO of Resolve to Save Lives “…WHO has identified the elimination of industrially produced trans fat (an artificial product contained in partially…

Strengthening Global Defenses Against Pandemic Threats Critical For World’s Health

Washington Post: Think ‘globalists’ are villains? Look at the Ebola outbreak. Michael Gerson, syndicated columnist “…When it comes to health, the world has become a single, massive body. A serious infection arriving at the weakest part of the immune system — say, the health systems of West Africa — could…

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