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Letters To Editor Respond To New York Times Editorial On Polio In Syria

Two letters to the editor of the New York Times respond to an editorial on the spread of polio in Syria, published in the newspaper last week. “You’re right to say that the best way to help end the suffering of Syrians is to end the civil war,” but “the…

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Opinion Pieces, Editorial Address Spread Of Polio In Syria

The following is a summary of two opinion pieces and an editorial addressing a polio outbreak in Syria. Joel Brinkley, Kansas City Star: “With little health care to speak of, infectious diseases are devastating the nation — including a new outbreak of polio, not seen in Syria since the late…

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U.S. Must Push For Inclusion Of Reproductive Health In Post-2015 Development Agenda

“It’s a true testament to how far we have come over the last decade that reproductive health and rights are now an essential piece of the United Nations’ efforts to improve the lives of millions of people around the world,” Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) writes in the Huffington Post’s “World”…

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Ambassador Goosby Pens Last Blog Post As U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator

“It is with a degree of sadness but also an enormous debt of gratitude that I post my final blog as U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and head of the Office of Global Health Diplomacy,” Ambassador Eric Goosby writes in the State Department’s “DipNote” blog. The success of PEPFAR and “arriv[ing]…

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GAVI Making Progress On Promises, But ‘Much Left To Do’

“[W]ith two years to go” to reach the GAVI Alliance’s goal of “help[ing] developing countries immunize an additional quarter of a billion children by 2015, and prevent[ing] four million future deaths in the process,” Dagfinn Høybråten, chair of the GAVI Alliance Board, writes in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s…

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Three Steps GAVI Can Take To Vaccinate More Children

“As GAVI concludes its ‘mid-term review’ meeting — where it reflected on its accomplishments over the last few years and looked ahead to how it will position itself in the future — we think it’s a good time to suggest several short- and long-term changes that could help reach more…

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Governments, Advocacy Groups Must Continue Efforts To Improve Treatment For, Rights Of Mentally Ill

“In many poor and developing countries, thousands of mentally ill people are warehoused in dirty and dangerous institutions,” freelance writer John Rudolf writes in a New York Times opinion piece. “Institutionalization is just one facet of the broader catastrophe of mental health care in the developing world,” he adds. “Government…

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Uptick In U.S. Malaria Cases Due To ‘Relaxed Attitude'; Vigilance ‘Critical’ To Maintain Progress

“Thanks to malaria elimination efforts in the United States in the 1940s, most people in the U.S. today have never had any direct contact with the disease and most doctors have never seen a case. That success means it’s easy to have a relaxed attitude about protecting ourselves,” CDC Director…

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Reform To U.S. International Food Aid Program Likely With Growing Bipartisan Support

“I remain hopeful about nurturing at least a few seeds of bipartisanship this week as representatives from the House and Senate begin to negotiate a new farm bill,” Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), a ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, writes in a Politico opinion piece. “What brings us…

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‘Recent Insights’ Could Lead To End Of AIDS Pandemic

Writing in a Lancet opinion piece about the history of the AIDS epidemic, Kenneth Mayer of the Fenway Institute writes, “Despite the promise of treatment as prevention and chemoprophylaxis in the short term, and vaccines and cures in the longer term, immediate attention to the social, legal, and regulatory environment…

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