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PEPFAR’s Success Extends To Areas Beyond Public Health; U.S. Should Continue ‘Great Story’ Of Leadership In Global Health

Huffington Post: An Unqualified U.S. Foreign Policy Success Mark Pfeifle, founder of Off the Record Strategies “…Beyond halting the worldwide spread of HIV/AIDS, [PEPFAR] has improved world public opinion of the United States, enhanced regional socio-economic development, and increased the stability of the countries where PEPFAR has operated. … With…

Sustained Control, Elimination Efforts Needed In Global Malaria Response

Huffington Post: As New Crises Emerge, Let’s Not Let Up on the Old Ones Pedro L. Alonso, director of the WHO Global Malaria Program “…When fighting malaria, we first need to understand the context, the biology, the ecological factors, the health systems, and the responses of the parasites in each…

WHO Officials, Experts To Identify Possible Causes Of Next Pandemic, Nature Reports

Nature: Disease specialists identify post-Ebola threats “As West Africans try to bring the calamitous Ebola outbreak to an end, the World Health Organization (WHO) has called scientists and doctors to Geneva, Switzerland, on 8 and 9 December to discuss which infectious disease is likely spark the next pandemic…” (Hayden, 12/7).

U.S. Quarantines Of Returning Health Workers Made Efforts To Stem Ebola ‘More Difficult’

New York Times: The Unfair Treatment of Ebola Workers Editorial Board “…Instead of helping, quarantines [of Ebola workers who returned to the U.S.] actually made the fight against Ebola more difficult by discouraging health care workers from going to Africa. Quarantines and monitoring also needlessly strain state and local health…

U.S. Quarantines For Returning Ebola Workers Unnecessary, ACLU/Yale Joint Report Says

NBC News: Ebola Quarantines Were Stupid and Wrong, Report Says “Fear-mongering and ignorance drove states to force health workers into quarantine when they returned from fighting Ebola in West Africa, and the restrictions were probably unconstitutional, a new report says. What’s more, no one has kept statistics on how many…

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