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Reliable Data, Robust Health Systems Vital To Preventing Outbreaks, Stopping Malaria

Devex: Lessons from Ebola can help with malaria fight Suzanne McCarron, president of the ExxonMobil Foundation and general manager of public and government affairs for Exxon Mobil Corp. “…Critical lessons from the Ebola outbreak identified by the World Health Organization — including the urgency of responding at the first signs…

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Global Natural Disaster Insurance System Would Help Vulnerable Nations Recover, Reach Development Goals

New York Times: Insuring for Disaster Jeffrey D. Sachs, special adviser to the U.N. secretary general on the Millennium Development Goals and director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University “Natural disasters like the devastating earthquake in Nepal constitute a highly uncertain but quantifiable risk. No one can say for…

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Pakistan Can Help World Reach Zero Polio Cases With Sustained Vaccination Efforts

Washington Post: Making polio history Editorial Board “Pakistan now stands as the main barrier to the global elimination of wild poliovirus. … [But the country] is rallying. There have been only 22 cases so far this year, compared with almost 60 at this time last year. Violence has abated, at…

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Midwives Should Be Placed At Center Of SDGs To Ensure Success Of MNCH Targets

Huffington Post: Midwives For a Better Tomorrow, For Every Woman and Every Child Toyin Saraki, founder-president of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBF Africa) “Celebrated on May 5th each year, the International Day of the Midwife recognises the invaluable role of midwives in health. … As we near the end of…

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USG’s Global Nutrition Coordination Plan Must Recognize Link Between Soil Health, Food Nutrients

The Hill: U.S. global nutrition plan should bring nutrition back to Earth Esther Ngumbi, a 2015 Clinton Global University (CGI U) Mentor for agriculture and a 2015 New Voices Fellow at the Aspen Institute “…Given that unhealthy diets fuel chronic disease worldwide, the U.S. government is engaging every federal agency…

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Journalists, Disaster Responders Must Ask Important Questions To Have Greatest Impact

New York Times Magazine: How Not to Report on an Earthquake Jonathan M. Katz, freelance journalist and author “…Those engaged in the [earthquake] response [in Nepal], whether covering it or participating in it, now have to ask the questions we’ve failed to ask in the past: How exactly did the…

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Donors Must Help Build Local Capacity In Recipient Nations To Ensure Aid Efficiency, Efficacy

The Hill: Foreign aid on the front line Linn Dorin, principal of Global Finance Strategies, and Raj Kumar, president and editor-in-chief of Devex “…The Ebola outbreak highlighted one of the biggest limitations in the world’s current approach to international development: local capacity. Money is critical in an emergency, but it…

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Brazil’s Government Making Effort To Keep Up With Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dengue Cases

New York Times: 10 Days of Dengue Fever Vanessa Barbara, columnist for O Estado de São Paulo and editor of A Hortaliça “…I was one of the roughly 500,000 Brazilians infected with dengue fever in the first three months of 2015, over half of them in the state of São…

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Individuals Can Help Improve Global Health Along With Governments

Quartz: Bill Gates: You can help the world save 34 million lives Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “If I told you that we could save the lives of, say, 10 million people, mainly by doing things we already know how to do, that would get…

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Strong Patent Protections Under TPP Would Allow Increased Drug Access In LMICs

Forbes: Intellectual Property Rights For Global Health John R. Graham, senior fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis and the Independent Institute “…Unfortunately, attacking patents is a misguided way to improve access to medicines in low- and middle-income [countries]. Although it is a counter-intuitive conclusion, strong patent rights are…

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