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Investing In, Improving Local Data Critical To Achieving SDGs

The Guardian: Tracking the global goals: four steps to make data matter Dustin Homer, director of engagement and partnerships, and Paige Kirby, engagement and partnerships associate, both at Development Gateway “…While international efforts are important, the quality, usefulness, and availability of local data will have the biggest impact on the…

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As India Continues To Face Drought, Water Must Be At Center Of Country’s Development Agenda

New York Times: India’s Water Crisis Editorial Board “Some 330 million people — about one quarter of India’s population — are reeling from a drought that has turned vast areas of the subcontinent into a dust bowl, withering crops, and forcing farmers from their lands. … [Prime Minister Narendra] Modi’s…

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In Syria, U.S. Should Encourage Allies To Respect International Humanitarian Law, Protect Hospitals, Health Personnel

New York Times: In Aleppo, We Are Running Out of Coffins Osama Abo El Ezz, general surgeon and Aleppo coordinator for the Syrian American Medical Society “…The United States should pressure the Syrian government and Russia to immediately halt airstrikes on civilian areas and hospitals and remove their aircraft from…

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Investment In, Coordination Of R&D Essential To Responding To Global Infectious Disease Threats

Nature: Policy: Security spending must cover disease outbreaks Tadataka Yamada, commissioner on the Global Health Risk Framework Commission and venture partner at Frazier Healthcare Partners; V. Ayano Ogawa, associate program officer for the Global Health Risk Framework Commission at the U.S. National Academy of Medicine; and Maria Freire, commissioner on…

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Instead Of ‘Reactive Funding Surges,’ U.S. Needs To Take ‘Comprehensive Approach’ To Accelerate Eradication Of Disease Threats

The Hill: Malaria and other neglected diseases are the itch that must be scratched Ashley Birkett, director of the PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI) “…A new report from the Global Health Technologies Coalition (GHTC) highlights some … funding problems. The U.S. government’s investment in research and development (R&D) for neglected…

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Editorial, Opinion Piece Discuss U.S. Military’s Investigation Into Bombing Of Civilian Hospital In Afghanistan

Wall Street Journal: Accountability in Kunduz Editorial Board “The Pentagon on Friday released the results of its investigation into the mistaken bombing of a hospital last October in Afghanistan … Sixteen military personnel have been punished in the attack, including one general officer, which typically means demotions and an end…

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Strong Partnerships, Political Will Can Advance Vaccine Development, Help Prepare For Disease Outbreaks

Huffington Post: When It Was Even Scarier Anne Schuchat, CDC deputy director “…Working with global partners and national governments, it is crucial we prevent, detect, and respond to outbreaks before they spread; finish the job of polio eradication and secure its legacy through resilient immunization systems and sustained high coverage…

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Investing In Vaccine Research, Innovation Critical To Achieving SDGs

Devex: Delivering the next generation of vaccines Cécile Vernant, head of E.U. advocacy for Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung “…If we are serious about ending [malaria, HIV, TB, and other diseases of poverty] by 2030, then we will need new and innovative vaccines. … If we are to harness the latent potential…

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Governments Should Adopt New Model For Antibiotic Development, Access

Project Syndicate: Overcoming Market Obstacles to New Antibiotics Jim O’Neill, commercial secretary to the U.K. Treasury, honorary professor at Manchester University, visiting research fellow at Bruegel, and chair of the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance “…In the field of antibiotics development, … the divergence between profit-seeking behavior and the public good…

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U.S. Congress Should Not Delay On Fulfilling President Obama’s Zika Funding Request

Bloomberg View: Congress Has No Good Reason to Delay Zika Funding Editorial Board “…The case for action [to respond to Zika] now is overwhelming. … Among the questions Republicans say remain unanswered is what portion of the money [the White House requested] is needed for the current fiscal year. That…

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