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Obama Highlights Global Development, Health Issues In State Of The Union Address

Devex: In Obama’s final SOTU, global dev gets unexpected airtime “Possibly for the first time, ‘development workers’ made it into a State of the Union address. United States President Barack Obama’s annual speech, his last as commander-in-chief, dedicated roughly 10 percent of its nearly 5,500 words to global development issues…

Houston Chronicle Profiles Work Of U.S. Science Envoy For The Middle East Peter Hotez

Houston Chronicle: Big idea: ‘Vaccine diplomacy’ in the Middle East “…[Tropical disease expert Peter J. Hotez,] who was appointed U.S. science envoy for the Middle East in 2015, brought his knowledge of these neglected tropical diseases to the turmoil in the Middle East and discovered the makings of a new…

January 2016 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The January 2016 WHO Bulletin includes news, research, and policy articles on various topics, as well as an editorial by WHO economists Joseph Kutzin and Susan P. Sparkes on health systems strengthening, universal health coverage, health security and resilience (January 2016).

Myanmar’s Efforts To Eliminate Malaria Serve As Model For ‘Disease Diplomacy’

Los Angeles Times: Pursuing disease diplomacy in Myanmar Myaing Myaing Nyunt and Christopher Plowe, both public health scientists at the Institute for Global Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine “…Last summer in Washington, D.C., more than a dozen of [Myanmar’s] officials, military leaders, opposition politicians, and ethnic…

WHO Executive Board Should Spearhead Global Health Security Conversation To Promote Peace

The Lancet: Offline: What the war against ISIL means for health Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of The Lancet “…The negative effects of ISIL on health are all too clear. First, there will be higher rates of conflict-related mortality. … Second, there will be serious damage to health systems — their infrastructure,…

U.S. Agencies, UNAIDS Recognize World AIDS Day 2015

AIDS.gov: Live White House Webcast for World AIDS Day — December 1st In recognition of World AIDS Day on December 1, the White House will webcast its World AIDS Day event live. “The event will focus on this year’s federal theme, The Time to Act is Now…” (11/23). AIDS.gov: Ambassador…

Humanitarian Aid With Added Agendas Could Fuel Terrorism, Conflict

Daily Beast: You Can’t Kill Terrorism With Kindness or Aid That Comes With An Agenda Alex Perry, author and foreign correspondent “…Today many NGOs have all but totally surrendered their impartiality in favor of working with governments rather than outside them while also expanding their mission from narrowly defined assistance…

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