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Middle East Can Play ‘Critical Role’ In Global Health Care Research

Project Syndicate: A Middle East Health Care Revolution Bryan Spielman, executive vice president of Medidata “…With the right policy mix and enough political will, the Middle East could become an important part of the world for health care research. In particular, it has a critical role to play regarding pharmaceutical…

Frontline Health Workers, Funders Critical To Progress Against Polio

Project Syndicate: The Polio Heroes Bill Gates, founder and technology adviser of the Microsoft Corporation and co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…The credit [for the progress against polio] goes to an international coalition of visionary people: the leaders who make polio eradication a high priority in their…

Iraq’s Health, Sanitation Systems Struggling Under War, Sanctions, Cholera Outbreak

The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Cholera in Iraq strains the fragile state “The current cholera outbreak in Iraq has exposed fault lines in the region’s public health infrastructure…” (Bagcchi, January 2016). Reuters: Squeezed by budget and Islamic State, Iraqi health system struggles “…With Iraqis fleeing Islamic State in ever greater numbers,…

In War-Torn Yemen, Health System Crumbling, U.N. Reaches Besieged City With Food Aid

Huffington Post: War Is Destroying Yemen’s Medical System When The Country Needs It Most “…Yemen’s medical system was already fragile, reliant on imported drugs and the assistance of humanitarian organizations like Doctors Without Borders. Nearly one-quarter of medical facilities have closed due to damage or shortages of supplies, fuel, or…

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