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WHO Director-General Candidate Tedros Adhanom Discusses Leadership Credentials, Vision For Agency

The Huffington Post: My commitment to ensuring a strong, coordinated, global response to health emergencies Tedros Adhanom, minister and special adviser to the prime minister of Ethiopia, and candidate for WHO director general “…Strong leadership is essential in the face of health crises. Complex public health emergencies demand a collective…

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Clinical Laboratory Networks Play Critical Role In Strengthening Health Systems, Global Health Security

The Lancet Global Health: Global health security: how can laboratories help? Editorial Board “‘How did Ebola happen and could it happen again?’ is a question asked countless times over the past three years. More often than not, the catastrophic failure of health system coherence and capacity in the three most…

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As 1-Year Mark Approaches, Zika Still Affects Americans; Efforts To Address Disease Must Continue

Washington Post: One year later, Zika still affects us all Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Edward McCabe, chief medical officer of the March of Dimes “Over the past year, we’ve seen the life-altering effects of the Zika virus on newborns. … As we…

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Donors Should Step Up Funding To Haiti To Address Cholera, WASH Efforts

Thomson Reuters Foundation: What helping Haiti teaches us about global public health David Nabarro, U.K.’s candidate for director general of the WHO “…The scale of [effort to respond to the cholera epidemic in Haiti] really does depend on funding, and there remains a serious shortfall in both the response to…

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Development Aid ‘One Of The Best Uses Of Public Money’

IRIN: Welcome to the global war on aid Paul Currion, IRIN columnist “…The U.K. now has a secretary of state for international development who doesn’t think her department should exist. Things aren’t much better across the Atlantic. It’s anybody’s guess what will happen in the U.S., the world’s single largest…

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How U.S., Other Nations Addresses Climate Change Will Impact Nations’ Abilities To Manage HIV Infection

The Conversation: How bucking climate change accord would hinder fight against HIV/AIDS Brian King, associate professor of geography at Pennsylvania State University “The potential withdrawal of the United States from the Paris climate agreement has broad implications for society and the environment. While much attention has concentrated upon melting glaciers,…

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U.N. Must Reform To Enable Peace, Security, Allow Partnerships To Work Toward SDGs

Newsweek: U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres: My Vision for Revitalizing the United Nations António Guterres, secretary general of the U.N. “…Around the world, conflicts have become more complex and interlinked — producing gross violations of international humanitarian law and human rights abuses. … Meanwhile, climate change, population growth, rapid urbanization, food…

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4 Questions U.S. Senators Should Ask Secretary Of State Nominee Rex Tillerson During Confirmation Hearings

Devex: Opinion: 4 questions on foreign aid for Rex Tillerson Diana Ohlbaum, independent consultant, executive committee member of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network, and principal of Turner4D “The basic story lines of Rex Tillerson’s upcoming confirmation hearings before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday are easy to predict. Russia…

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U.S. International Aid Plays Important Role In Sustainable Development

The Hill: International aid can remain beyond politics Kate Schecter, president and CEO of World Neighbors, Inc. “…[I]t’s important to understand that the majority of U.S. international aid programs — public and private — are not charity. Unlike charity, these programs are not meant to be providing aid indefinitely. Rather…

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As Global Institutions Undergo Leadership Transitions, WHO, U.N., World Bank Must Foster Solidarity For Global Health

Health Affairs: Global Health: A Pivotal Moment Of Opportunity And Peril Lawrence O. Gostin, professor and faculty director, and Eric A. Friedman, project leader of the Platform for a Framework Convention on Global Health, both at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University “A growing…

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