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Obama Should Nominate Influential Development, Health Leader To Head USAID

The Hill: Think big on USAID administrator Richard Lugar, former Republican Senator from Indiana “…From the recent Ebola outbreaks, to the instability caused by chronic hunger, to terrorist recruitment fueled by crushing poverty, the United States has a deep interest in being a leader on development issues. The President should…

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Editorial, Opinion Pieces Examine Efforts To Contain Ebola Epidemic

Washington Post: Lessons from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa Editorial Board “…[O]ver the past decade, there have been four major outbreaks of infectious disease caused by a virus: severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS; swine flu; Middle East respiratory syndrome; and now Ebola. Each has taken populations by surprise.…

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Violence Against Women Should Be Treated As Global ‘Public Health Crisis’

Washington Post: How to cure the pandemic that women face Mary Ellsberg, director of the Global Women’s Institute at George Washington University “When violence is inflicted upon women and girls, we rightly think of it as a crime and a tragedy. But we should also recognize it for what it…

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India Needs Real Reform To Address High Suicide Rate, Mental Health ‘Crisis’

New York Times: India’s Mental Health Crisis Editorial Board “On Oct. 10, the government of India announced an ambitious new policy to provide universal mental health services. … India has the highest number of suicides in the world. According to the World Health Organization, of 804,000 suicides recorded worldwide in…

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U.S., Other Donors Should Fully Fund Gavi

Washington Post: A global conspiracy of health Michael Gerson, opinion writer “…[O]ne little-known global institution based in Geneva — Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance — supports vaccination for nearly 60 percent of the world’s children. It is a global conspiracy of health. … The Obama administration and other governments are in…

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Yemen’s Successful NTD Control Efforts Provide Lessons For Disease Control In Areas Of Instability, Poverty

PLOS “Neglected Tropical Diseases”: Yemen: Fighting Neglected Tropical Diseases against All Odds Elisa Baring, program directorat the END Fund, and Peter Hotez, president of the Sabin Vaccine Institute and chair of the END Fund technical advisory board “…Today, Yemen has some of the highest concentrations of NTDs in the Middle…

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Coalition Partners Working To Eliminate Soil-Transmitted Helminthiasis

Huffington Post: Uniting to Stop the Worms David Addiss, director of Children Without Worms “…At the second anniversary of the London Declaration on NTDs in April 2014, nine partners added pledges of over US$120 million toward [soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH)] control and prevention and helped establish the STH Coalition — now…

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Obama Should Sign Water For The World Act To ‘Improve The Lives Of Millions’

The Hill: Mr. President, sign the Water for the World Act Hugh Evans, chief executive officer of the Global Poverty Project, and Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) “…Last week, this bipartisan bill passed unanimously in the House of Representatives. And on Monday, the Senate passed it by unanimous consent. Now, it’s…

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U.S. Academic Medical Centers Must Strike Balance Between Risk Management, Duty To Serve In Allowing HCWs To Deploy To Ebola-Hit Nations

New England Journal of Medicine: License to Serve — U.S. Trainees and the Ebola Epidemic Lisa Rosenbaum, NEJM national correspondent “…While much attention has been paid to readying [U.S. academic medical centers (AMCs)] to care for Ebola patients in the United States, there has been little discussion about the role…

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Opinion Pieces Discuss U.S. Federal Ebola Efforts, Plight Of Physicians In Sierra Leone

Washington Post: Federal employees are heavily involved in the fight against Ebola Joe Davidson, columnist “…Though [Ebola] is centered 4,500 miles away and has affected very few in the United States, federal employees, both civilian and military, are in the forefront of the battle against the deadly disease. … One…

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