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Investment In R&D For New TB Vaccines Critical To Ending Epidemic

The Hill: Tuberculosis epidemic desperately needs new vaccination strategies José Luis Castro, executive director of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease “…To defeat the TB epidemic, we need nothing short of a research-and-development revolution. … Currently, investment in TB research and development — especially in vaccines — is…

Foreign Assistance Should Be Driven By Where Need, Potential Impact Is Greatest

The Hill: Foreign assistance should be directed where the need and impact are greatest Bill O’Keefe, vice president for government relations and advocacy at Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and executive committee member of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) “…One key point [of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network’s (MFAN) Guiding…

Tobacco Taxation ‘Arguably The Single Most Effective Tool’ To Discourage Smoking

The Conversation: A tax increase that’s proven to save lives Jeffrey Drope, professor in residence of global health at Marquette University, and Otis W. Brawley, professor at the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology at Emory University “…Arguably, the single most effective tool [to address smoking-related illnesses], both in terms…

Global Community Must Recognize Health As Fundamental Human Right

Project Syndicate: The Right to Health Is Universal Michel Sidibé, executive director of UNAIDS, and Dainius Puras, U.N. special rapporteur on the right to physical and mental health “…Health … is a fundamental human right, encompassing both freedoms and entitlements. … Today, we call on world leaders to confront health…

Increased Private Sector Involvement In International Development Could Fragment U.S. Influence, Threaten Sustainability, Weaken Accountability

American Interest: Arrested Development Alexander Wooley, director of partnerships and communications, and Jacob Sims, senior program manager in the Policy Analysis Unit, both with AidData “…A balanced public-private sector approach toward international development offers an opportunity for immense good. … However, optimism for unbridled private sector-led international development should be…

U.S. Should Prioritize Addressing Violence Against Women, Girls In Foreign, International Security Policy

Foreign Affairs: Violence Against Women and International Security Michelle Sieff, gender, conflict, political economy consultant “…What … can be done to ensure that domestic violence against women and girls is prioritized in U.S. foreign policy and international security policy more generally? First, the Trump administration can build on its passage…

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