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Food Assistance, WASH Access Vital To Health Of Rohingya Refugees In Bangladesh

Project Syndicate: Feeding Myanmar’s Refugees Michael Dunford, emergency coordinator for the World Food Programme in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh “…The Rohingya [refugees in Cox’s Bazar] are safe from persecution, but the threat of illness and malnutrition pursues them. … The sight of young children playing barefoot in filthy water, or wading…

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Partnerships, Diverse Leadership Necessary To Eliminate Malaria Worldwide

Project Syndicate: A Global Plan to End Malaria Maha Barakat, member of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership Board “…For disease eradication, partnership is essential. That is why Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince, has contributed $30 million to the Roll Back Malaria partnership, the preeminent global framework…

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5 Priority Areas Senate Foreign Relations Committee Should Consider To Protect U.S. State Department

Foreign Policy: Can Senator Corker Save the State Department? Daniel B. Baer, former U.S. ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe “…As chair of the [Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC)], [Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.)] should … use his power to attempt to curb the damage being done…

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USAID Restructuring Should Separate Agency’s 4 Primary Objectives

The American Interest: Curing USAID Jeffrey Cochrane, writer and former USAID economist “In a recent TAI article, ‘Making Diplomacy Great Again,’ former Ambassador James Jeffrey argued for a simplification of the State Department’s mission. … Where State arguably has two competing diplomacies [– state-to-state realpolitik diplomacy and ‘transformational’ diplomacy –]…

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Gates’s Investment In Alzheimer’s Suggests Expansion Of Public Health Agenda To Include Aging Population

HuffPost: Bill Gates, Alzheimer’s, and an Aging Health Agenda Michael Hodin, CEO of the Global Coalition on Aging “…[T]he … impact of the $100 million [Bill] Gates has now donated to find the cure for Alzheimer’s is the literal and profound reframing of global public health now and forever defined…

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Private Sector, Governments, Donors Need ‘Renewed Commitment’ To Make Further Progress Against Pneumonia

Global Health NOW: It’s Time to Take the Air Out of Pneumonia Keith Klugman, director of pneumonia at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…[O]verall progress [against pneumonia] remains intolerably slow compared to other childhood diseases. … Most urgently, [pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV)] must become more affordable so it can…

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Communities Should Be At Center Of National, International Epidemic Preparedness, Response Plans

Devex: Opinion: Putting communities at the center of disease prevention Elhadj As Sy, secretary general of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies “…All actors in global health security … need to ask themselves if they have done enough to incorporate communities, including local volunteers, into national…

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National, International Plans To Build Climate Change Resiliency Must Consider Vulnerabilities Of All Local Communities

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Embracing uncertainty while planning for resilience Mozaharul Alam, Rohini Kohli, and Angus Mackay, climate change adaptation and learning experts at U.N. Environment, UNDP, and UNITAR, respectively, and coordinators of the joint UNDP-U.N. Environment National Adaptation Plans Global Support Programme (NAP-GAP) “…[H]ow do we respond to a world…

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Cholera In Yemen Is ‘Man-Made Disaster’

New York Times: How War Created the Cholera Epidemic in Yemen Alia Allana, writer for Fountain Ink magazine “…The spread of cholera in Yemen glaringly illustrates how disease follows in the wake of bombs. … Cholera in Yemen is a manmade disaster, and its spread and casualties are tied to…

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Including Pregnant Women In Clinical Trials Could Be Key To Developing Effective Zika Vaccine

The Hill: To find an effective Zika vaccine, we must include pregnant women in the trials Jae Jung, professor and chair of the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at the Keck School of Medicine at USC; and Suan-Sin Foo, postdoctoral scholar and research associate in the Department of Molecular…

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