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Environmental Engineering Could Offer Sustainable Approach To Malaria Elimination

Scientific American: Africa Doesn’t Need Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Ify Aniebo, molecular geneticist, senior research scientist at the Health Strategy and Delivery Foundation, Takemi fellow at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and 2016 Aspen Institute New Voices fellow “Some scientists have proposed genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes as a…

Addressing Antibiotic Resistance Requires ‘Multi-Prong, Global Approach’

The Hill: Antimicrobial resistance is an urgent, global crisis Cynthia Sears, president of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine “…Americans are right to be concerned that the antibiotic treatments that ushered in the era of modern medicine are…

Lessons Learned From Global Response To HIV/AIDS Could Help Inform TB, NCD Control Efforts

Project Syndicate: TB, NCDs, and the Lessons of HIV Elizabeth Radin, lecturer in epidemiology and technical director of the PHIA Project at ICAP at Columbia University; Miriam Rabkin, professor of medicine and epidemiology and director of Health Systems Strategies at ICAP; and Wafaa El-Sadr, professor of epidemiology and medicine and…

India Must Take Action To Address Air Pollution

Project Syndicate: India’s Deadly Air Shashi Tharoor, MP for the Indian National Congress and chair of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs “…The consequences [of air pollution in India] are alarming. Poor air quality is now costing India at least one percent of GDP every year in respiratory diseases, reduced…

DAC Members Should Untie Development Aid To Maximize Impact Of ODA

Public Finance International: After new commitments on untying aid, now it’s time for action Polly Meeks, senior policy and advocacy officer at Eurodad “…Tied [official development assistance (ODA)] — ODA given on the condition that it be used to buy goods or services from companies in the donor country –…

More Global Attention Should Be Given To Preventing Childhood Pneumonia

The Lancet Global Health: The disgraceful neglect of childhood pneumonia Editorial Board “…Why … is there so little cross-disciplinary global solidarity around childhood pneumonia? … [P]neumonia does not feature in WHO’s latest Global Programme of Work and … no major donor has made the cause their own. … In trying…

Bill Gates Helps Spur Next Generation Of Toilets, Hopes For More Home-Use Models

Financial Times: Bill Gates: from software to toilets Simon Kuper, columnist for the Financial Times “…Only 27 percent of the world’s population has a home toilet that sends waste to sewers, then on to a treatment plant, estimates the World Health Organization. Three people in 10 have neither toilets nor…

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