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Focus On Wider Development Goals Needed To Help Eliminate Neglected Tropical Diseases, WHO Says; Donors Make Financial Commitments At NTD Summit

Deutsche Welle: WHO: more than just drugs needed to fight tropical diseases “In the past 10 years, ‘unprecedented progress’ has been made in tackling tropical diseases worldwide, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Wednesday. To continue targeting invisible killers like schistosomiasis, however, drug companies, aid organizations, and politicians must confront the…

Cuts To U.S. Funding For Global Health, Including Family Planning, Could Be ‘Dangerous’

The Conversation: Will Trump’s global family planning cuts cause side effects? Rachel Sullivan Robinson, associate professor at American University School of International Service “…Rolling back U.S. support for family planning in developing countries is dangerous for two main reasons. First, contraception saves lives by limiting the total number of pregnancies,…

CSIS Podcasts Discuss CUGH’s 8th Annual Global Health Conference, CSIS Task Force’s Recommendations On Voluntary Family Planning

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Take as Directed”: Outcomes from CUGH’s 8th Annual Global Health Conference with Dean Patricia Davidson Nellie Bristol, senior fellow with the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, speaks with Patricia Davidson, dean of the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, about the Consortium of Universities for…

Cutting U.S. Foreign Aid ‘Counterproductive’ To U.S. Interests Overseas

Washington Post: The amorality and stupidity of eviscerating foreign-aid spending Jennifer Rubin, columnist for the Washington Post “…If [President Trump] is willing to use military power to achieve ends that enhance U.S. standing in the world, why not expend many fewer dollars to stem or prevent humanitarian disasters and political and…

Proposed Cuts To U.S. Foreign Assistance For Global Health Requires Other Nations, NGOs, Private Sector To Take ‘Leadership In International Aid’

PLOS Blogs’ “Your Say”: Trump wants deep cuts to international aid: the uncalculated costs of global health insecurity Ana Rita Sequeira, lecturer and researcher at Murdoch University, discusses the potential implications of proposed cuts in the U.S. foreign aid budget for global health, writing, “If approved by the Congress, [President]…

Investing In Malaria Eradication Critical To Eliminating Poverty, Ending Preventable Child Deaths

Project Syndicate: Finishing Off Malaria Shamas-ur-Rehman Toor, senior program management specialist at the Islamic Development Bank Group’s Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development “…[T]he Lives and Livelihoods Fund (LLF) — a grant facility launched by the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation — has joined Senegal’s…

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