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WHO Conference Allows India To Shift Blame Of Limited Access To Medicines To Drug Companies

Forbes: WHO Conference Enables India’s Deadly Blame Game Roger Bate, scholar at the American Enterprise Institute “…Sick patients, in India and everywhere else, aren’t getting treated because of greed. This is nonsense. Over 95 percent of drugs considered essential by the WHO are off patent. The reason patients don’t receive…

WHO Ministerial Conference Provided Opportunity For Global TB Community To Accelerate Progress Against Disease

The Lancet Global Health: Tuberculosis makes it onto the international political agenda for health … finally Mario Raviglione, director of the Global TB Programme at the WHO, and colleagues “…The latest global burden of disease assessment measuring progress on health-related [Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)] concludes that tuberculosis is one of…

Trump Administration’s Development Strategy In Africa Places U.S. Companies First

Global Times: Shift in U.S. aid to Africa signals emphasis on politics Song Wei, associate research fellow at the Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation “The U.S. House of Representatives held a hearing on appropriations for U.S. aid to Africa in October. … The hearing reflected the focus…

Trump Administration Should Extend TPS For Haitians

New York Times: Let the Haitians Stay Editorial Board “…On Thanksgiving, … the Department of Homeland Security is to announce whether it will extend the [temporary protected status (TPS)] that was granted to about 50,000 Haitians when their country was devastated by an earthquake in 2010. … By any reasonable…

U.S. Should ‘Redouble Its Commitment’ To Addressing Global Hunger, Malnutrition

Devex: Opinion: As the global child hunger crisis worsens, the world must act Tony P. Hall, executive director emeritus of the Alliance to End Hunger “…[N]ow for the first time in decades, global hunger is on the rise, with an estimated 815 million people now suffering from chronic undernourishment. ……

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