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Ending Extreme Poverty Requires Continued Investment In Research, Innovation

The Guardian: To end poverty, put science at the heart of development Sue Desmond-Hellmann, CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Nick Hurd, parliamentary under secretary of state at the U.K.’s Department for International Development “…[T]he Department for International Development (DfID) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation…

U.S. Trade Deals Have Not Increased Drug Prices In Other Countries

Foreign Affairs: Why U.S. Trade Deals Haven’t Exported U.S. Drug Prices Thomas J. Bollyky, senior fellow for global health, economics, and development at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), and adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University “Pharmaceuticals are at the center of the debate over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP),…

GlaxoSmithKline Taking Steps To Help Reduce Drug Prices In Lower-Income Countries

The Guardian: GlaxoSmithKline to lower drug prices in poorer countries “GlaxoSmithKline is taking action to make medicines more affordable in developing countries, including waiving patent protection for new drugs in the world’s poorest nations. … The measures will affect 85 countries, helping more than two billion people, and benefit Africa…

Technological Innovations Can Improve Health Care Quality, Help Meet Development Goals

Frontline Health Workers Coalition: A Connected Health Workforce is Essential to Global Health Security Corinne Mahoney, senior manager of communications and knowledge management at IntraHealth International, discusses the use of mobile phones to help spread information and knowledge among health workers, writing, “When we invest to give health workers what…

Investing In Women, Girls Critical To Economic Development, Global Health

Huffington Post: Igniting Change by Investing in Girls and Women Tedros Adhanom, minister of foreign affairs for Ethiopia “…Securing the health and rights of girls and women is a necessary condition if we are to [achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)]. We need advocates from all branches of government and…

Political Leadership Needed To Address Drug Resistance, The Economist Reports

The Economist: When the drugs don’t work “…Resistance to antimicrobial medicines, such as antibiotics and antimalarials, is caused by the survival of the fittest. Unfortunately, fit microbes mean unfit human beings. … Combining policies to accomplish many things at once demands political leadership, but recent global campaigns against HIV/AIDS and…

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