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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…

Harvard Medical School Opens Center For Global Health Delivery In Dubai, Focused On NCDs, Infectious Diseases In Region

The Lancet: Harvard launches new global health center in Dubai “The Harvard Medical School Center for Global Health Delivery-Dubai (HMS-Dubai), United Arab Emirates, certainly does not lack ambition. The stated aim is to ‘promote research and education focused on the delivery of high-quality health care to all populations, particularly those…

World Must Support, Protect, Be Accountable To Humanitarian Aid Workers

Huffington Post: The Doctors Without Borders Air Strike: Beyond Obama’s Investigation Thomas Kenyon, president and CEO of Project HOPE “Humanitarian aid workers who brave war zones have come to expect, but not accept, errant bullets, bombs, or missiles. But that doesn’t mean that they do not have the right to…

Cuban Health System Offers Lessons For Prevention, Health Diplomacy

Forbes: A Look Inside Cuba’s Family Clinics Bill Frist, former U.S. senator from Tennessee and chair of Hope Through Healing Hands “…Over the course of three visits to Cuba in the past year I have learned much about this nation, its people, its art, and its health care system. ……

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