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China Should Play More Active Role In Global Health

The Diplomat: Why China Could be a Game Changer for Global Health Charlotte Röhren, graduate student in international relations in Berlin and Potsdam “…[C]ompared to China’s international economic and political weight, as well as to the relevance of the health issues at stake, China is not sufficiently engaged in multilateral…

Proposed Cuts To U.S. Foreign Assistance For Global Health Requires Other Nations, NGOs, Private Sector To Take ‘Leadership In International Aid’

PLOS Blogs’ “Your Say”: Trump wants deep cuts to international aid: the uncalculated costs of global health insecurity Ana Rita Sequeira, lecturer and researcher at Murdoch University, discusses the potential implications of proposed cuts in the U.S. foreign aid budget for global health, writing, “If approved by the Congress, [President]…

‘Science Speaks’ Highlights CUGH 2017 Event On Global Health Security Agenda

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: CUGH 2017: Global Health Security Agenda confronts the inevitable and the unknowns in disease threats, responses Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses an event at the 2017 Consortium of Universities for Global Health Conference during which panelists discussed the…

Trump Administration’s Budget Cuts Could Threaten U.S. Ability To Respond To Pandemics

The Conversation: How the Trump budget undercuts security risks posed by pandemics Maureen Miller, professor at Columbia University Medical Center “…The U.S. is a leading member of the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA), a growing international partnership created to respond to infectious disease threats. Yet the Trump budget slashes funding…

Original Supporters Of 2004 ‘Bioshield’ Legislation Discuss Need For U.S. Biomedical Preparedness At Bipartisan Policy Center Event

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Original backers of 2004 ‘Bioshield’ legislation say lapse leaves gap in pandemic, biological attack preparedness Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” highlights remarks made at a Bipartisan Policy Center event during which former Sens. Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) and Judd Gregg (R-N.H.)…

Trump Administration’s Proposed Cuts To Foreign Aid Would Be ‘Grave Mistake,’ Hurt Women, Children Worldwide, Hillary Clinton Says In Georgetown University Speech

TIME: Hillary Clinton Warns President Trump of ‘Grave Mistake’ on Foreign Aid “Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned that she thinks President Trump is making a ‘grave mistake’ on foreign aid. In a speech on women’s rights at Georgetown University Friday, Clinton said Trump’s proposed cuts to international aid…

Counter-Terrorism Argument For U.S. Foreign Aid Could Contribute To Xenophobia

Washington Post: This common argument for U.S. foreign aid is actually quite xenophobic William Easterly, professor of economics at New York University “…The counter-terrorism argument for foreign aid after 9/11 indeed succeeded for a long time at increasing and then sustaining the U.S. foreign aid budget. However, the continued reliance…

Mexico City Policy Could Fuel Extremism In Fragile Countries

TIME: The Connection Between the Global Gag Rule and Extremism Elizabeth Weingarten, director of the Global Gender Parity Initiative at New America “…[The Mexico City] policy will increase gender inequality. Gender inequality can fuel extremism. Extremism fuels terrorism. … Limiting access to reproductive health services impedes declines in women’s fertility…

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