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SDGs Offer Broad Framework To Address Global Health Concerns

Huffington Post: Public Health and the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals Linda P. Fried, dean and DeLamar professor of public health at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health “…[N]one of the [Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)] mention a specific disease or medical condition, and only one is focused on health. But…

Frontline Health Workers Critical To Effective Vaccine Delivery In India

Live Mint: The top delivery challenge in India Ramanan Laxminarayan, vice president for research and policy at the Public Health Foundation of India “…Vaccine delivery requires more than just syringes and needles. The vaccines need to be kept in a cold chain from the moment they are manufactured until they…

Urban Planners Must Integrate Health Interventions Into Building ‘Climate-Smart Cities’

Devex: Creating climate-smart cities: 3 ways to incorporate health into urban planning Debora Freitas López, director in the Southern Africa region at Chemonics “…Using health to inform climate change adaptation and mitigation in cities is not merely a suggestion; it must be a mandatory part of urban planning moving forward.…

U.S. Quarantines Of Returning Health Workers Made Efforts To Stem Ebola ‘More Difficult’

New York Times: The Unfair Treatment of Ebola Workers Editorial Board “…Instead of helping, quarantines [of Ebola workers who returned to the U.S.] actually made the fight against Ebola more difficult by discouraging health care workers from going to Africa. Quarantines and monitoring also needlessly strain state and local health…

Health Workers Should Use Appropriate Language, ‘Patient-Centered’ Approach As Part Of Comprehensive Strategy To Effectively Treat TB

Devex: Did poor bedside manner cause the rise of multidrug-resistant TB? Gagik Karapetyan, senior technical adviser of infectious diseases at World Vision “…[E]ffective TB programming should include TB-counseling training, and that counseling must happen at every stage of diagnosis and treatment — from cough to cure. … Basic training in…

Action On Climate Change Taken At COP21 Critical To Global Food Security

The Hill: U.S. leadership at Paris climate talks critical to future of agriculture Douglas Bereuter and Dan Glickman, both former U.S. representatives and current co-chairs of the Global Agricultural Development Initiative at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs “…[T]he United States must lead for the world in acting to adapt…

Investment In Disability Data Crucial To Achieving SDGs

The Guardian: Poor people living with disabilities are counting on better data for better lives Harpinder Collacott, executive director at Development Initiatives, and Tim Wainwright, chief executive officer of ADD International “…At ADD International and at Development Initiatives we have four key recommendations for ensuring people with disabilities are not…

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