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Treating, Preventing NTDs Will Help Lift People From Poverty

Huffington Post: Science for the Poor: Making Vaccines to Combat Poverty Peter Hotez, founding dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine “…Beyond their staggering public health impact, the economic losses from [neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)] are also impressive: our studies with collaborators at Johns Hopkins University show that Chagas…

‘Brain Drain,’ Migration Fosters Exports In Africa, Could Bring Development, Study Says

The Atlantic: Why ‘Brain Drain’ Can Actually Benefit African Countries “…Migration, then, is considered inversely proportional to success in African development. But a fascinating new paper from the World Bank turns this logic on its head. ‘Does Migration Foster Exports?­’ has a title with an unnecessary question mark. According to…

Health Workers Will Play 4 Key Roles In Post-2015 Era

In the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists” blog, Rebecca Kohler, senior vice president of corporate strategy and development at IntraHealth International, “propose[s] a new vision for the essential roles that successful health workers will play in a post-2015 world. This is a vision of a fully empowered and…

‘Grand Convergence,’ Strategic Investments In Health Are Critical For SDGs

LiveMint: Towards a single health goal K Srinath Reddy, president of the Public Health Foundation of India and a member of the Commission on Investing in Health “…The commission believes that infectious diseases, maternal and child health — which constitute the grand convergence — together with some key elements of…

Gender Equality Should Be Fully Integrated Into Post-2015 Agenda, U.N. Official Says

U.N. News Centre: Gender equality must be enshrined in all post-2015 development goals — U.N. rights chief “The United Nations committee mandated to ensure compliance with the global treaty to end all forms of discrimination against women opened a new session today with a call for gender equality to be…

Governance Indicator Could Help Countries Register Children

The Guardian: Invisible children: birth registration is a prerequisite for equality Matt Andrews, an associate professor of public policy at Harvard Kennedy School “More than a third of the world’s children born today will not have any form of identification to access the social, civic and economic systems required to…