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U.S. State Department Working With Other Countries To Address Zika Outbreak

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Global Health Crisis: The Nexus of Zika and Foreign Affairs Judith G. Garber, acting assistant secretary for the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES), discusses various aspects of the State Department’s response to the Zika outbreak in Latin America, writing, “The…

Using Ebola Funds To Pay For Zika Response Would Damage Global Health Security

U.S. News & World Report: Don’t Use Ebola Funds to Fight Zika Laurie Garrett, senior fellow for global health, and Gabriella Meltzer, research associate for global health, both at the Council on Foreign Relations “…[U.S. President Barack] Obama, who requested $1.9 billion in anti-Zika emergency supplemental funds last week, has…

Global Health Diplomacy Provides Vehicle For Advancing International Relations, Global Health Goals Simultaneously

The Lancet Global Health: New roles for global health: diplomatic, security, and foreign policy responsiveness Sebastian Kevany, international policy specialist at the University of California, San Francisco “…With the ascendancy of the global health diplomacy paradigm, both bilateral and multilateral donors now have a powerful and unique opportunity to pursue…

Cuba’s Health Worker Training Programs Could Help Lessen Shortages Worldwide

The Lancet: Cuba’s focus on preventive medicine pays off “…There is currently a deficit of more than seven million doctors, nurses, and other skilled health professionals in the developing world, according to estimates from WHO. … So what is to be done? The answer, or at least a partial one,…

Focus On Global Health, NTDs Could Improve U.S.-Cuba Diplomatic Relations

Baker Institute Blog: Student blog: The role of global health in U.S.-Cuba relations Anjali Bhatla, an intern in the disease and poverty program at the Baker Institute, discusses the role of global health in improving U.S.-Cuba diplomatic relations, writing, “A focus on [neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)] will not only yield…

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