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U.S. State Department’s ‘Redesign’ Must Maintain Robust Diplomatic Corps

Washington Post: Tillerson’s ‘redesign’ for State looks a lot like a retreat Editorial Board “What is going on at the State Department? … In a forthcoming issue of the Foreign Service Journal, the monthly magazine of the American Foreign Service Association (which is the professional association and union of the…

Editorial, Opinion Piece Recognize World Antibiotic Awareness Week

The Lancet Global Health: Fighting antimicrobial resistance on all fronts Editorial Board “The theme of this year’s World Antibiotic Awareness Week (Nov 13-19) is ‘seek advice.’ But what if your health professional’s advice is not evidence-based? … The news media regularly resounds to hope stories of new antibiotics, but –…

Increasing Availability Of Essential Medicines Critical To Global Health Security

Project Syndicate: How to Boost Access to Essential Medicines Justus Haucap, professor of economics at Heinrich-Heine University “…[L]ow- and middle-income countries … need help improving drug delivery and managing chronic diseases such as cancer and diabetes, which impose an immense burden on their economies. … Unfortunately, the WHO’s leadership, like…

Repurposing Existing Products Could Speed Up Drug, Vaccine Development

STAT: How to speed up drug and vaccine development during a public health crisis Michelle L. Rose, principal consultant, and Claudia K. Fehling consultant, both with Halloran Consulting Group “…The entire process [of drug and vaccine development], from basic research to Food and Drug Administration approval, averages about 10 years…

Trump Administration Should Follow Through On Promise To Be ‘Champion’ For Haiti

Washington Post: How Trump can be Haiti’s ‘champion’ Editorial Board “…Now is the moment for Mr. Trump’s administration to make good on [the promise to be a champion for Haiti]. It faces a stark choice with enormous repercussions: whether to grant another extension for some 50,000 Haitians living legally in…

WHO Must Include Healthy Aging As Priority In General Program Of Work

HuffPost: Memo to Dr. Tedros: Your WHO Leadership Michael Hodin, CEO of Global Coalition on Aging “…We know that there are nearly one billion of us over 60 today, moving inexorably to two billion by mid-century, and yet the WHO’s 13th General Program of Work — their work plan for…

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