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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…

New White House Fact Sheet On Global Health Security Agenda Lists 30 Partner Countries

White House: FACT SHEET: The U.S. Commitment to the Global Health Security Agenda On Monday, “during the G-20 Leaders’ Summit in Antalya, Turkey, President Obama announced that the United States and 30 countries, listed below, have made a commitment to work together to achieve the targets of the Global Health…

U.S. Investments In Global Public Health Are ‘Smart Foreign Policy’

Forbes: Our Opportunity Where Health and National Security Converge Bill Frist, former U.S. senator from Tennessee and chair of Hope Through Healing Hands “[Last] week, former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle and I released a report recommending a policy of strategic health diplomacy, inspired and informed by the success of…

TPP Needs ‘Thorough Human Rights Assessment’ To Ensure No Threat To Achieving SDGs

The Conversation: The Trans-Pacific Partnership poses a grave threat to sustainable development Matthew Rimmer, professor of intellectual property and innovation law at the Queensland University of Technology “…Several chapters of the [Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)] impinge upon the [Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)], potentially undermining the U.N.’s efforts to promote sustainable development…

PEPFAR’s Efforts Impact Global Health Diplomacy, Panelists At Bipartisan Policy Center Event Say

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Global health is currency for peace and security, say panelists Rabita Aziz, policy research coordinator for the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses remarks from panelists at an event launching the Bipartisan Policy Center’s report on PEPFAR’s role in advancing health diplomacy. Panel members…

Empowering Women, Girls Essential To Improving Community Health, Environmental Conservation

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Empowering Women and Girls for a Better, Healthier Planet Elizabeth Jordan, director of the State Department’s Office of Global Health Diplomacy, discusses the work of the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) and the link between gender equality, health, and conservation. Jordan writes, “JGI’s work across Africa…

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