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Health Facilities Attacked In 19 Countries During 2015, 2016, Report Says

Associated Press: New report says health facilities attacked in 19 countries “Deliberate or indiscriminate attacks have decimated health facilities, killed medical workers and patients, and deprived countless civilians of care in 19 countries during 2015 and the first three months of 2016, a coalition of more than 30 health and…

Skilled Health Workforce Critical To Global Health Security

The Lancet: No health workforce, no global health security Editorial Board “…[W]hat is the most important determinant of individual health security? In one word, people. Or, more programmatically, skilled health professionals. … Global health security depends on many factors — robust disease surveillance systems, reliable health information, prevention, diagnostic, and…

Investing In Women, Girls Critical To Economic Development, Global Health

Huffington Post: Igniting Change by Investing in Girls and Women Tedros Adhanom, minister of foreign affairs for Ethiopia “…Securing the health and rights of girls and women is a necessary condition if we are to [achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)]. We need advocates from all branches of government and…

Congress Should Pass Legislation To Fully Protect Aid Workers In Conflict Settings

The Hill: Doctors are dying in Syria Dabney P. Evans, assistant professor of global health and director of the Emory University Center for Humanitarian Emergencies, and Lara S. Martin, programs manager at the Emory University Center for Humanitarian Emergencies “…The U.S. … has draft legislation — the Medical Neutrality Act…

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