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Child-Friendly TB Treatment Unveiled At Lung Health Conference

NPR: Could A New Berry-Flavored Pill Help Stop Childhood TB? “…[C]hildren with TB have to take the same drugs as adults, and getting kids to swallow those large, foul-tasting tablets is no easy task. So for global health groups — and parents around the world — the arrival of kid-friendly,…

Germany Should Reassert Commitment To Eliminating NTDs

Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End the Neglect”: Upholding Germany’s Historic Commitment to Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases Peter Hotez, president of the Sabin Vaccine Institute and dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, and Neeraj Mistry, managing director of the Global Network for…

Reaching Climate Agreement Could Be ‘Most Important Public Health Intervention’

Richmond Times-Dispatch: Cohen: A Healing Climate in Paris Gary Cohen, president and co-founder of Health Care Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth “…[A]ddressing the climate crisis is the most important public health intervention we can make in our lifetime. … [I]f our leaders don’t act, all the global public health gains…

The Lancet To Advocate For Health Security In 2016

The Lancet: Health security: the defining challenge of 2016 Editorial Board “…Whatever geopolitical uncertainty lies ahead in 2016, The Lancet will advocate for renewed scientific investment and endeavor in areas where gaps in practice, policy, and research, across clinical medicine and global health remain. We see the overriding theme uniting…

U.S. Trade Representative Should Support Policies To Enhance Food Security At WTO Talks

Huffington Post: Anti-Hunger Groups Make Impassioned Pleas: the United States Should Support, Not Object, to Removing WTO Obstacles to Global Food Security Deborah James, director of international programs at the Center for Economic and Policy Research “…Removing WTO obstacles to food security — by allowing developing countries to invest in…

Ending HIV, TB, Malaria Requires Stronger Health Systems, Universal Access To Care

Huffington Post: We Are in This Boat Together Mustapha Kaloko, Africa Union commissioner for social affairs “…This week, I will join fellow global health leaders and representatives of the Global Fund partnership in Tokyo to address the challenge of funding stronger health systems to end HIV, TB, and malaria as…

Reducing Stigma, Increasing Tobacco Taxes Will Help International Community ‘End’ TB

U.N. Dispatch: Can the World Really “End” Tuberculosis? Elyse Lichtenthal, a public sector communications officer for IBM’s Global Public Sector, discusses the recent 46th World Conference on Lung Health, held in Cape Town, South Africa, and some steps the international community can take to reduce tuberculosis incidence, such as reducing…

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