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Private Sector Global Health Investments Should Focus On Health Systems Building, Beware Of Vertical Approaches

The Wire: The Gates Foundation and the Anatomy of Philanthrocapitalism Urvashi Aneja, associate professor in international relations at the Jindal School of International Affairs “…While [the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s (BMGF)] philanthrocapitalism undoubtedly injects the much-needed financial resources into global development programs, it is important to pay attention to…

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Public-Private Partnerships Create Opportunity To Engage China In Global Health Security

Forbes: China’s Contribution To Global Health Security Through Pharma Partnerships Yanzhong Huang, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations and professor at Seton Hall University’s School of Diplomacy and International Relations “…[A] public-private partnership (PPP) can offer an integrated and systematic approach to the development and…

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Surveillance, Mortality Data Critical To Ending Preventable Child Deaths

Project Syndicate: How Autopsies Can Save Children’s Lives Scott Dowell, deputy director for surveillance and epidemiology at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…As part of the Sustainable Development Goals, adopted by the United Nations last September, the international community has pledged to end preventable deaths of children under the…

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U.S. Congress Should Fund Research Efforts To Manage Zika, Other Insect-Borne Diseases

Los Angeles Times: The Zika virus doesn’t respect borders. It’s time for immediate U.S. action May Berenbaum, president of the Entomological Society of America “…It should be obvious to lawmakers that it’s better — and cheaper — to manage Zika before the disease reaches crisis proportions in the U.S. ……

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U.S., International Community Should Invest In Global Water Access

Los Angeles Times: Will the world’s next wars be fought over water? Peter Engelke, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Strategic Foresight Initiative “…[W]ater can either contribute to peace and stability or, conversely, help destabilize vulnerable countries and regions around the world. … [W]hen water is not present in sufficient…

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Global Disease Prevention Must Focus On Macrobiome, Environment

New Yorker: The Bugs That Live On Us and Around Us Amanda Schaffer, New Yorker contributor “…If every disease is the result, in some way, of political and scientific choices, then why don’t we make better choices? Of course, the factors that drive outbreaks — poor infrastructure, changes in land…

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Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss Zika Outbreak Response

Washington Post: Swatting the Zika carriers Editorial Board “…[T]he age of genetic engineering has brought new possibilities: The tiny building blocks of life can be manipulated to impede the disease. So far, laboratory trials have shown that genetic material can be altered to suppress mosquito populations or make them less…

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U.N. Must Promote Harm Reduction As HIV Prevention Strategy Among Drug Users

The Guardian: To end HIV in drug users, stop chasing the dream of a drug-free world Susie McLean, senior adviser on drug use and HIV for the International HIV/AIDS Alliance “…The evidence for the effectiveness of harm reduction interventions — reducing the negative consequences of drug use rather than focusing…

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To Address NCDs In Developing Nations, International Community Can Leverage Existing Health Infrastructures Used To Treat, Prevent Infectious Diseases

Washington Post: If we really cared about saving lives in poor countries, we wouldn’t focus only on AIDS David J. Heller, internist and global health researcher “…We need to start paying attention [to noncommunicable diseases]. … Fortunately, there are proven, cost-effective ways for the United States and the global development…

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International Community Should Cooperatively Manage Water Sources

Project Syndicate: Managing the Politics of Water Prince El Hassan bin Talal, founder and chair of the Arab Thought Forum and the West Asia-North Africa Forum and distinguished member of the Global High Level Panel on Water and Peace, and Sundeep Waslekar, president of Strategic Foresight Group “…The international community…

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