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African Members Of Parliament Must Prioritize Health, Education To Meet SDGs

Inter Press Service: Africa Must Increase Spending on Health Care, Education & Modern Contraception Marie Rose Nguini Effa, member of parliament (MP), president of the African Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development (FPA), member of National Assembly of Cameroon, and member of the Pan-African Parliament “…Economic progress within the African…

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Global Leaders Must Commit To Renewing All Aspects Of Primary Health Care In Astana

The Lancet: The Astana Declaration: the future of primary health care? Editorial Board “…[On October 25 and 26], the Global Conference on Primary Health Care will … meet in Astana, Kazakhstan, to endorse the Astana Declaration. The aim is to renew political commitment from member states and global organizations to…

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DRC’s Ebola Outbreak Poses Specific Challenges For Control Efforts

Foreign Policy: Welcome to the First War Zone Ebola Crisis Laurie Garrett, former senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations “The signs of a coming Ebola crisis are mounting. The disease is spreading rapidly in a region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo where health…

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U.S. Government Should Encourage Pharmaceutical Companies To Transform Approach To Drug Development To Focus More On Public Health Objectives

WorldPost/Washington Post: Big Pharma is hurting drug innovation Mariana Mazzucato, director of the UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose “…If governments acted with the same urgency and strategic deliberation toward improving health as they do when it comes to national defense, we might be able to transform health care…

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Letter To Editor Discusses Potential Impacts Of Mexico City Policy On Women’s Health

Washington Post: Letter to the Editor: Trump’s health policy does not protect life Serra Sippel, president of the Center for Health and Gender Equity “In the Oct. 11 front-page [Washington Post] article … there was an essential breach between the Trump administration’s words and the effect of its foreign policy. ……

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Eliminating TB Requires Innovative Tools, Approaches, More Ambition

The Conversation: To eliminate TB we need imagination and ambition Madhukar Pai, director of global health and professor at McGill University “…The fact that we are still using century-old tools to tackle the biggest killer infection betrays a complete lack of ambition. So, before we can eliminate TB, we must…

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New Roadmap Offers Path To Finding Better Ways To Prescribe Antibiotics In Effort To Help Address Resistance

Nature: Progress on antibiotic resistance Editorial Board “…Speeding up [the process of ensuring a patient who is ill receives effective treatment] will require major advances in what microbiologists call antimicrobial susceptibility testing. … Advances in genomics mean that rapid DNA sequencing can identify bacteria within hours. It can also quickly…

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Public-Private Partnerships Can Help Address Health Challenges Worldwide

Devex: Opinion: How public-private partnerships can tackle global health challenges Damian Halloran, Abbott’s vice president of infectious disease in emerging markets and rapid diagnostics “…[I]f the business community is going to help scale up efforts to deliver real progress [on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)], it’s crucial that it look…

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New Model Of NCD Care In Sub-Saharan Africa Needed To Reach UHC

Devex: Opinion: A new model of NCD care to achieve UHC in sub-Saharan Africa Nick Manuelpillai, medical adviser at the Joep Lange Institute “…In their current state, the health budgets of sub-Saharan African countries do not allow the region to adequately cover [noncommunicable diseases (NCDs)] care for the population. To…

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Experts Discuss Use Of Experimental Ebola Vaccine Among Pregnant Women In Healio Opinion Pieces

Healio: Point/Counter: Should pregnant women receive an Ebola vaccine despite WHO recommendations?Point: Inclusion of pregnant women in live vaccine trials is an ethical imperative W. Christopher Golden, medical director of the newborn nursery at Johns Hopkins Hospital and assistant professor of pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and…

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