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U.S. Should Invest In, Prioritize Foreign Aid

CNN: Melinda Gates: The best investment America can make Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…The money we spend on foreign aid is a long-term investment in Americans themselves. … When the United States invests in strengthening health systems abroad, it also makes deadly epidemics less…

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U.K. Should Demonstrate Leadership In Foreign Aid Spending

The Guardian: The Guardian view on the aid target: it’s the fraction that counts Editorial Board “…U.K. aid spending has played a significant role in halving the number of people living in extreme poverty and delivering the great improvements in global health and education that have been achieved over the…

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World Bank’s Global Financing Facility Offers ‘Different Way Of Investing In Health, Development’

The Lancet: The Global Financing Facility — towards a new way of financing for development Mariam Claeson, director of the Global Financing Facility for Every Women Every Child at the World Bank “…To respond to the tide of global change and prepare for the new development era, the U.N., in…

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Individuals Should Pledge To Address Antibiotic Resistance; Global Community Should Take ‘One Health’ Approach

The Guardian: It’s time we all pledged to stop over-using antibiotics Diane Ashiru-Oredope, pharmacist lead for antimicrobial resistance and stewardship at Public Health England “The stark impact of [antimicrobial resistance (AMR)] is all around us. … Although there is a lot of talk about antibiotic resistance in the future, it…

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U.S. Funding For Basic Scientific Research ‘Will Save Lives’

Washington Post: The March for Science could save lives Editorial Board “…Many of those organizing and participating in the March for Science [on April 22] say it is a statement of belief in the power of empirical discovery, and not an anti-Trump protest. It is fine to remain nonpartisan, but…

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China Should Help Fill Gap In Global Family Planning Funding Left By U.S.

The Conversation: As the U.S. stops funding reproductive health services, China should step in Tamara Nair, research fellow in non-traditional security studies at the Nanyang Technological University’s S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) “On April 4, 2017, U.S. President Donald Trump decided to not fund the United Nations Population…

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Participatory Approaches, Women’s Involvement Critical To Eradicating NTDs In Africa

Project Syndicate: Enlisting Women in Africa’s Health Fight Matshidiso Moeti, regional director for Africa at the WHO “…Because women and girls in their childbearing years suffer disproportionately from the health and social effects of [neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), it is critically important that they be included in any large-scale health…

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U.N. Must Provide Proper Resolution Package To Haiti Cholera Victims

The Conversation: Haiti’s cholera victims still can’t get what they need from the U.N. Nicolas Lemay-Hébert, senior lecturer in the International Development Department at the University of Birmingham, and Rosa Freedman, professor of law, conflict, and global development at the University of Reading “…The U.N.’s plan for Haiti includes both…

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U.S. Congress, Administration Should Act Quickly To Address Looming Famine In South Sudan, Other Nations

The Hill: Ringing the alarm in Congress: 20 million lives at risk due to famine Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations “…When Congress returns [from recess], we will debate how to continue funding…

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Proposed Cuts To NIH Budget Threaten Scientific Research

Washington Post: Why slashing the NIH budget is indefensible Katrina Vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation magazine “…When news of the proposed NIH cuts broke, scientists expressed fear about the far-reaching implications. In addition to biomedical research conducted at NIH headquarters in Maryland, more than 80 percent of…

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