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Disease-Specific Treatment, Prevention Initiatives More Cost Effective Than Broad Health Care Improvement

Project Syndicate: The Right Health Investments Bjørn Lomborg, founder and director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center and adjunct professor at the Copenhagen Business School “…Given the strong case for tackling a few specific preventable or curable diseases, one might assume that improving general health coverage to help protect populations from…

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Upcoming Series To Examine Global Disease Outbreak Preparedness

GlobalPost: Placing a dollar figure on health, following Ebola Caelainn Hogan, GroundTruth fellow “…I was in Washington for the World Bank and International Monetary Fund’s annual Spring Meetings, a marathon of talks centered on developments in global finance with experts and heads of state from around the world. This year,…

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China Can Provide Important Lessons, Serve As Partner To Africa On UHC

Devex: China and UHC in Africa Cheng Feng, chair of the China Alliance for South-South Health Cooperation Research and professor at Tsinghua University Research Center for Public Health “…The success that China is beginning to have in expanding health coverage at home is particularly fertile learning territory for Africa, given…

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Commitment To Meeting Malaria MDG Must Continue In Post-2015 Development Era

Inter Press Service: Realizing Unfinished Business of MDGs: A Call for Greater Action and Investment for Malaria Fatoumata Nafo-Traoré, executive director of the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership “…[Malaria] gains are fragile and their impact unevenly distributed. As we shift gears — from the Millennium Development Goals to the broader…

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Donors Must Continue To Fund HIV/AIDS Efforts In MICs To Prevent Backslide In Progress

Devex: Funding cuts to MICs will reverse gains made in HIV response Alvaro Bermejo, executive director of the International HIV/AIDS Alliance “The battle to defeat HIV will be won or lost in middle-income countries. … It is estimated that in 2020, 70 percent of people living with HIV will be…

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WASH Important To Preventing Diarrheal Diseases Among Children

Huffington Post: The Fundamental Question About Water Hope Randall, communications associate with the Defeat Diarrheal Disease (DefeatDD) Initiative at PATH “…Since 1990, we have cut the number of global child deaths in half … WASH continues to be one of the most practical ways we can fulfill our commitment to…

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Scientific Community Must Participate In U.N.’s SDG Process

Nature: Policy: Five priorities for the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals Yonglong Lu, professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciencesk, and colleagues “This week, the United Nations is deliberating in New York how to implement the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that it will launch formally in September. Science must be…

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New York Times Letters To The Editor Address U.S., International Responses To Ebola Epidemic

New York Times: Letters to the Editor: The American Response to Ebola Multiple authors Multiple authors, including Jeremy Konyndyk, director of the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance at USAID; Sebastian Kevany, a research associate at the Institute for Global Health Delivery and Diplomacy at UCSF; and Jonathan Quick, president and…

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West Africa’s Post-Ebola Rebuilding Requires Support From International Community

Washington Post: Rebuilding after Ebola will require the world’s help Editorial Board “The ravaging of populations in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea by the Ebola virus over the past year has been devastating. The virus killed 10,702 people and left behind vast economic and emotional tolls. The rest of the…

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Opinion Pieces Discuss Foreign Assistance, Food Aid Budgets

The Hill: Real possibility of ending hunger and extreme poverty David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World “A world without hunger and poverty is no longer a dream. … Increased political commitment is crucial to real progress against hunger and poverty. Over the last five years, Bread for the…

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