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Reforms, Partnerships Critical To Addressing Malaria Drug Resistance

Huffington Post: A Race Against Time to Check Malaria Resistance Philippe Douste-Blazy, under-secretary general of the U.N. and chair of UNITAID “…Urgent reforms as well as stronger partnerships can ensure that new products [to control malaria] reach those in need, at prices that are affordable. … The threat of insecticide…

Disaster Risk Management Critical To Achieving Sustainable Development

The Guardian: The world’s humanitarian burden is too big. How can we lessen it? Robert Glasser, head of disaster risk reduction for the U.N., and Stephen O’Brien, undersecretary-general for the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs “…Sustainable development cannot be achieved unless we roll back the tide of…

U.S. Should Continue To Invest In Universal Access To Clean Water

Huffington Post: Investing in Water, Investing in Earth, Investing in Ourselves Hari Sastry, director of the U.S. Department of State’s Office of U.S. Foreign Assistance Resources “…To achieve [Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) six, which is ensuring universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all by 2030,]…

Public Health Threat From TPP Agreement ‘May Be Overblown’

Washington Post: A healthy agreement Editorial Board “…No argument against the proposed [Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)] trade agreement packs more emotional punch than the claim that the deal would be bad for people’s health — and even result in avoidable deaths — both in the United States and in the 11…

Long-Term Investments In Global Health Capacity Vital To Emergency Response Preparedness

Global Health NOW: Important vs. Urgent Roger L. Glass, director of the Fogarty International Center and associate director for global health research at the NIH “…I view ‘urgent’ global health problems as those that present suddenly and are responded to in crisis mode. … ‘Important’ global health problems seem to…

Approval Of Bipartisan Global Food Security Act Signals U.S. Commitment To End Hunger

Huffington Post: Bipartisan Leadership on Food Security Should be Applauded Lindsay Coates, executive vice president at InterAction “…[B]y sharing U.S. expertise in agriculture development and working in partnership with smallholder farmers we can continue the progress already being made in tackling global hunger. … [T]he recent approval of the Global…

Congress, Obama Administration Should Stop Delays, Respond To Zika Immediately

Washington Post: We must zap Zika before it’s too late Editorial Board “Congress and President Obama are engaged in a needless spat over the president’s Feb. 8 request for about $1.9 billion to fight the growing danger of the Zika virus. … Further delay will degrade preparedness for a virus…

Reform Of Policies Criminalizing Drug Possession Should Promote Human Development, Health

Inter Press Service: Laws Criminalizing Drug Possession Can Cause More Harm Tenu Avafia, policy adviser in the HIV, Health, and Development Group at the U.N. Development Programme (UNDP), and Rebecca Schleifer, consultant at the UNDP “…Laws criminalizing drug possession for personal use and other non-violent, low-level drug offenses drive people…

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