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U.S. Cuts To Foreign Aid Would Hurt Global Health, Harm American Interests, Security

The Hill: Administration’s dangerous position on foreign aid will exacerbate international health crises Hugh Evans, CEO of Global Citizen “…President Trump’s hostility to foreign aid is nothing new … His 2018 budget proposed a 28 percent cut to the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). A…

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U.N. Global Compact On Migration Can Create ‘Common Vision Of How To Make Migration Work’

The Guardian: Migration can benefit the world. This is how we at the U.N. plan to help António Guterres, secretary general of the United Nations “…This year, governments will negotiate a global compact on migration through the United Nations. This will be the first overarching international agreement of its kind.…

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Newly Prequalified Typhoid Vaccine Has Potential To Protect Millions Of Children, Reduce Mortality

The Lancet: A new vaccine for typhoid control Editorial Board “Last week, WHO announced prequalification of the first conjugate vaccine to prevent typhoid (Typbar TCV, manufactured by Bharat Biotech, India) after the publication of randomized controlled trials, including that by Celina Jin and colleagues in The Lancet on Sept 28,…

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Economic Sanctions Hurt Public Health, Should Be Implemented Sparingly

The Lancet: Sanctioning the most vulnerable — a failed foreign policy Editorial Board “Over past months, U.S.-led threats of, or implementation of, economic sanctions have multiplied. … Economic sanctions can have a devastating impact on public health. Leveraging the economic stability of a country will hurt the most vulnerable in…

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Bangladesh Using Expertise In Cholera Treatment, Prevention To Assist Other Nations Experiencing Outbreaks

Project Syndicate: A Bangladeshi Prescription for Cholera Azharul Islam Khan, chief physician and head of hospitals at the International Centre of Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b) “…[C]holera continues to flare up during times of crisis, killing the most vulnerable among us. … As a founding member of the WHO’s Global…

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Trump Administration, U.S. Congress Must Support International Family Planning Assistance To Meet Targets, Save Lives

Global Health NOW: Protecting Fragile Progress in Family Planning Jose “Oying” Rimon II, director, and Amy O. Tsui, professor and senior scholar, both of the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health in the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School…

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More Focus On Education, Health Emergency Preparedness, Grassroots Action Needed In 2018

The Guardian: The world is in a perilous place. Here’s my wishlist for change in 2018 Elhadj As Sy, secretary general of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) “Ours is a world overflowing with suffering. It is a world desperately in need of solutions. Many…

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Governments, Other Stakeholders Must ‘Act Swiftly’ To Counter Negative Health Impacts Of Pollution

HuffPost: Global Pollution: A Silent Killer Susan Blumenthal, public health editor of HuffPost, senior fellow in health policy at New America, and clinical professor at Tufts and Georgetown University Schools of Medicine; and Rachel Gardner, former health policy fellow at New America “Pollution is now the leading killer of people…

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Controversial New WHO Global TB Programme Director Must ‘Reach Out To A Skeptical TB Community’

The Lancet: Tuberculosis: criteria for global leadership? Editorial Board “Tereza Kasaeva is to be the new Director of WHO’s Global Tuberculosis (TB) Programme. She joins WHO from Russia’s Ministry of Health. But instead of a warm welcome, she will arrive in Geneva amid potentially disabling controversy. … [I]n the case…

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HHS Secretary Nominee Alex Azar’s History With Pharmaceutical Industry Could Threaten Access To Medicines, U.S. Global Health Initiatives

The Hill: Alex Azar is bad medicine for HHS Hilary McQuie, director of U.S. policy and grassroots mobilization at the Health Global Access Project (GAP) “…Americans want government action to address the crisis of out of control domestic drug price increases, and they overwhelmingly support successful global health initiatives overseas…

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