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U.S., World Must Continue To Finance HIV/AIDS Programs To Control Epidemic

New York Times: The Tools to Fight HIV Editorial Board “Medical leaders have the knowledge and the tools to greatly curtail the global AIDS epidemic within the next 15 years. The question is whether the nations of the world will invest the resources to do it. … Financing for AIDS…

Russia’s Public Health Challenges Undermine Its Economic Development, As Skilled Workers Leave Country

The Globalist: Public health challenges facing Russia today cripple its potential for tomorrow. César Chelala, global health consultant and contributing editor for The Globalist “For all the external economic fears worrying countries everywhere, Russia faces further, entirely homegrown challenges. In all likelihood, the most important one among them is public…

Ebola Workers Remain Resilient, Continue To Respond To Disease In Sierra Leone

The Guardian: Ebola in Sierra Leone: ‘Friends died from the very virus they fought against’ Isaac Bayoh, Ebola quarantine and awareness worker in rural Sierra Leone, now working with Médicos del Mundo “Many things have changed here in Sierra Leone since I last wrote at Easter, when three-day lockdowns were…

Overprescription Of Antibiotics Poses Challenge To Addressing Drug Resistance

The Hill: Steps to battle superbugs Joseph Perrone, chief science officer of the Center for Accountability in Science at the Center for Organizational Research and Education “…Instead of prescribing antibiotics — or any pharmaceutical for that matter — simply because a sick patient expects to leave with a prescription to…

Success Of Innovative Health Technologies Depends On Capacity, Training Of Workforce, Strength Of Health Systems

Devex: Lessons learned: Putting innovative health technology in the hands of the user Aba Asibon, project manager with Rice University’s Institute for Global Health Technologies, also known as Rice 360˚ “…Simple but innovative medical technologies … have the potential to address some of the developing world’s biggest public health problems.…

Liberia, International Community Must Prioritize WASH To Achieve SDGs

Foreign Policy: Want to Fight Ebola? Help Liberia Invest in Toilets. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of Liberia “…Measuring progress toward clean water, sanitation, and hygiene in homes, schools, and hospitals will be an important component of achieving the new Global Goals, both in Liberia and around the world. … The…

Improving Global Human Health Will Require Collaboration Across Sectors

The Conversation: How the new global goals can help drive systems to address health challenges better Sara Bennett, associate professor and associate director of the Health Systems Program at Johns Hopkins University, and Kabir Sheikh, senior scientist and director of the Health Governance Hub at the Public Health Foundation of…

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