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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.S., Other Donors Should Fully Fund Gavi

Washington Post: A global conspiracy of health Michael Gerson, opinion writer “…[O]ne little-known global institution based in Geneva — Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance — supports vaccination for nearly 60 percent of the world’s children. It is a global conspiracy of health. … The Obama administration and other governments are in…

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Yemen’s Successful NTD Control Efforts Provide Lessons For Disease Control In Areas Of Instability, Poverty

PLOS “Neglected Tropical Diseases”: Yemen: Fighting Neglected Tropical Diseases against All Odds Elisa Baring, program directorat the END Fund, and Peter Hotez, president of the Sabin Vaccine Institute and chair of the END Fund technical advisory board “…Today, Yemen has some of the highest concentrations of NTDs in the Middle…

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Coalition Partners Working To Eliminate Soil-Transmitted Helminthiasis

Huffington Post: Uniting to Stop the Worms David Addiss, director of Children Without Worms “…At the second anniversary of the London Declaration on NTDs in April 2014, nine partners added pledges of over US$120 million toward [soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH)] control and prevention and helped establish the STH Coalition — now…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Obama Should Sign Water For The World Act To ‘Improve The Lives Of Millions’

The Hill: Mr. President, sign the Water for the World Act Hugh Evans, chief executive officer of the Global Poverty Project, and Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) “…Last week, this bipartisan bill passed unanimously in the House of Representatives. And on Monday, the Senate passed it by unanimous consent. Now, it’s…

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U.S. Academic Medical Centers Must Strike Balance Between Risk Management, Duty To Serve In Allowing HCWs To Deploy To Ebola-Hit Nations

New England Journal of Medicine: License to Serve — U.S. Trainees and the Ebola Epidemic Lisa Rosenbaum, NEJM national correspondent “…While much attention has been paid to readying [U.S. academic medical centers (AMCs)] to care for Ebola patients in the United States, there has been little discussion about the role…

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Opinion Pieces Discuss U.S. Federal Ebola Efforts, Plight Of Physicians In Sierra Leone

Washington Post: Federal employees are heavily involved in the fight against Ebola Joe Davidson, columnist “…Though [Ebola] is centered 4,500 miles away and has affected very few in the United States, federal employees, both civilian and military, are in the forefront of the battle against the deadly disease. … One…

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Innovation, Increased Resources, Cooperation Can Eradicate Malaria

Huffington Post: The World Health Organization’s Annual World Malaria Report Martin Edlund, CEO of Malaria No More “…Now is the moment to put the world on a path to eradicating malaria within a generation, a feat that would rank as one of the greatest humanitarian achievements in history. To do…

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Private Financial Backing, Strong Coordination Can Help Eliminate NTDs

The Guardian: Pills, philanthropy, and parasitic worms Ellen Agler, chief executive, and Warren Lancaster, senior vice president of program, both at the End Fund “…The global movement to end NTDs has seen significant momentum in recent years. One of the most promising aspects of this is that new partners have…

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Investments In Young People’s Reproductive Health Will Help Boost Economic Growth In Developing Nations

Huffington Post: Securing the Future With Youth Reproductive Health John Seager, president of the Population Connection Action Fund “…[W]ithout the ability to control when and how to have a family, young people won’t be able to drive the economic and social progress needed to secure a prosperous future for our…

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7 Innovations That Would Greatly Impact Global Health

The Guardian: Seven breakthroughs that will transform global health Shashi Buluswar, executive director at the Institute for Globally Transformative Technologies at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab “…Working with more than 1,000 experts, we have analyzed where new technologies can make a game-changing difference in the fields of global health, food security…

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