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Global Health Leadership Should Be Inclusive Of All Genders, Disciplines, Generations

The Lancet: A new vision for global health leadership Michele Barry, director of Stanford University’s Center for Innovation in Global Health, and colleagues “…The attendees [of the inaugural 2017 Women Leaders in Global Health Conference (WLGH) at Stanford University] reflected on current gaps and barriers to the advancement of women…

NCD Community Can Learn From HIV Prevention, Treatment Strategies

Project Syndicate: AIDS, NCDs, and the ABCs of Organizing Kent Buse, chief of strategic policy directions at UNAIDS, and Laurel Sprague, executive director of the Global Network of People Living with HIV “…As global attention focuses on [noncommunicable diseases (NCD)] prevention, those seeking to control preventable illnesses should look to…

Drawdown Of Diplomatic, Development Personnel Could Threaten U.S. National Security

The Hill: A retreat in American diplomacy Liz Schrayer, president and CEO of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition “…As our military leaders have said time and again, we cannot keep America safe solely by bombs and bullets. Rather, it takes all our tools of national security, including diplomacy and development.…

Public-Private Partnerships Vital To Making Progress Against NTDs

Devex: Opinion: How public-private partnerships are combating NTDs Matshidiso Rebecca Moeti, WHO regional director for Africa “…Thanks to an innovative public-private partnership, we’ve seen remarkable progress against [neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)]. In an unprecedented move, 13 of the largest pharmaceutical companies have pulled together under the auspices of the CEO…

Attempts To ‘Erase’ Some Words From Science Discourse Will Harm Public Health

Boston Globe: How censorship can harm public health Elizabeth Sommers, governing councilor of the American Public Health Association and a member of the Boston University School of Public Health Alumni Leadership Council; and Sandro Galea, dean and Robert A. Knox professor at Boston University School of Public Health “On Friday,…

Providing Incentives, Addressing ‘Stymied Market’ Vital To Stimulating Development Of New Antimicrobials

Washington Post: Letter to the Editor: Developers of antibiotics urgently need government help Jeffrey Stein, president and chief executive of Cidara Therapeutics and chair of the Antimicrobials Working Group “While the [editorial, ‘A new superbug threat,’] shone a much-needed spotlight on the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance and highlighted a…

‘Anonymized Big Data’ Could Help Achieve Health, Development Goals

Thomson Reuters Foundation: How big data analytics can fuel positive societal change and development Joakim Reiter, external affairs director at Vodafone Group “…At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, the Vodafone Foundation announced a pioneering program in Ghana to use aggregated anonymized data to help the government track and…