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Food For Peace Reform Act Would Boost Efficiency, Cost-Effectiveness Of U.S. Food Aid

The Hill: This Thanksgiving, what traditions do we value? Carolyn Miles, CEO of Save the Children “…One size does not fit all when it comes to emergency response, and the Food for Peace Reform Act would increase space for innovation to ensure that we can get assistance to the people…

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Polio Eradication Possible With Sustained Surveillance, Vaccine Coverage

Devex: How to make a virus disappear Jay Wenger, director of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s polio eradication efforts within the Global Development Program “…Polio’s shrinking geographic territory and genetic diversity show that eradication — one of the most ambitious public health goals ever pursued — is not only…

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WHO Calls For Careful Use Of Antibiotics, Collaborative Research To Develop New Drugs

The Guardian: How to stop antibiotic resistance? Here’s a World Health Organization prescription Marc Sprenger, director of the WHO’s secretariat for antimicrobial resistance “…[W]e are speeding up the process [of drug resistance] dramatically by using antibiotics too much and often in the wrong contexts. We need to slow down the development…

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Investments In Nutrition Essential To Achieve Health, Education SDGs

The Guardian: We can’t achieve the Global Goals without a focus on child nutrition Saul Morris, nutrition director at the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation “…[I]t is absolutely impossible that the world could achieve the third Global Goal of ensuring healthy lives for all at all ages without a major focus…

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U.S. Foreign Aid Investment Helps Attract Other Funding For Global Health, Humanitarian Programs

The Hill: The Safe Motherhood Project Bruce Wilkinson, president and CEO of the Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB) “…Successful and sustainable foreign aid requires private-public partnerships, locally and internationally. … Without [the U.S.] government’s leadership in South Sudan, the ability to attract other funders into a broad portfolio of assistance…

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International Community Should Increase Efforts To Address Violence Against Women, Girls

The Lancet: Violence against women and girls: how far have we come? Editorial Board “…[A]lthough good examples of progress [addressing gender-based violence] exist, much more can be done. Addressing missed opportunities will be crucial moving forward. … As the problem of violence against women and girls is elevated in global…

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Cholera Outbreaks Represent ‘Shame On Our Society’; More Investment Needed To Stop Disease’s Spread In Haiti

Boston Globe: Ignoring the plight of the poor in Haiti Louise C. Ivers, infectious disease physician, senior health and policy adviser for Partners In Health, and associate professor at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital “…Colleagues in the Haitian government, nongovernmental organizations, and bilateral and multilateral agencies have…

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Sen. Graham, Other Presidential Candidates Must Support Additional PEPFAR Funding To Reach AIDS-Free Generation

New Hampshire Union Leader: Lindsey Graham’s Other Race Kate Bailey, health advocacy student at Sarah Lawrence College “…A potential government shutdown is looming on the horizon, and the real-world impacts of sequestration continue to severely threaten our abilities to reach an AIDS-free generation. … Unfortunately, the Obama Administration has not…

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Establishing New Governance Body Under WHO Could Improve Emergency Preparedness Coordination

Financial Times: Ebola is almost gone but the viral threat remains Anjana Ahuja, science commentator “…By the start of next year, four influential reports on post-Ebola global health governance will have been published; one … has already called for a separate body within WHO to coordinate emergency preparedness. Other reports…

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U.S. Should Take Action To End Drug-Resistant TB

Los Angeles Times: Do we have the will to stop TB? Caitlin Reed, director of the Inpatient Tuberculosis Unit at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center and assistant professor of infectious diseases at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine “…Both [extensively drug-resistant (XDR) and multi-drug resistant (MDR)] TB spring from the same…

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