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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Global Health Investments Must Address NCDs In LMICs

Project Syndicate: A New Direction for Global Health Thomas Bollyky, senior fellow for global health, economics, and development at the Council on Foreign Relations; and Thomas Donilon and Mitchell Daniels, co-chairs of the CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force on Noncommunicable Diseases in Low- and Middle-Income Countries “…International investments have not yet…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Time To Rethink WHO Mission, Funding

The Economist: World Health Organization: Heal thyself Editorial Board “…The WHO has faced wide criticism for its role in allowing Ebola, which has now killed over 6,300 people, to rage out of control in West Africa. Some of it is unfair. … But the world’s ‘directing and coordinating’ health authority…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

South Sudan’s Leaders Must Choose Peace To Prevent Further Food Insecurity, Humanitarian Crises

Washington Post: John Kerry and Susan Rice: South Sudan’s leaders need to set aside their dispute John Kerry, U.S. secretary of state, and Susan Rice, U.S. national security adviser “In 2011, the world’s newest nation was born amid joyous celebrations. … The hope and promise of that day are now…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Making Progress Toward UHC ‘Will Bolster Weak Health Systems’

Huffington Post: Universal Health Coverage: A Smart Investment Judith Rodin, president of the Rockefeller Foundation, and Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank Group “…[Friday marked] the second anniversary of the United Nations’ declaration in support of Universal Health Coverage (UHC), so that no one should fall into poverty…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Devex Publishes Opinion Pieces Discussing UHC Goal

Devex: Health for all is an achievable goal Tanya Barron, CEO of Plan U.K. Devex: 3 ways to fast-track UHC in the developing world Karl Hofmann, president and CEO of Population Services International, and Simon Cooke, CEO of Marie Stopes International Devex: Partnering to make UHC a reality Jonathan Jay,…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Opinion Pieces Discuss Lessons From Ebola, Path Forward To Eliminate Epidemic

Roll Call: Containing Epidemics Like Ebola: Lessons From Nigeria’s Success Bobby Kapur, associate chief of emergency medicine at Baylor College of Medicine “…In addition to helping West African countries contain the epidemic, the [U.S. Ebola] funding will build capacity in the U.S. to respond to Ebola and future epidemics. Moreover,…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Malaria Funding From All Sources Must Be Doubled

New York Times: Fragile Gains Against Malaria Editorial Board “The global battle against malaria, a mosquito-borne infectious disease, continues to yield impressive gains, but it is encountering new obstacles that threaten future progress. It is imperative that funding from all sources be doubled to solidify the achievements and move toward…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

More Nations Must Accept Syrian Refugees To Alleviate Crisis

New York Times: Still Failing Syria’s Refugees Editorial Board “The international community is expected to offer shelter and support to more than 100,000 additional Syrian refugees, who have been forced from their homes by their country’s bloody civil war. That is progress — but it is not nearly enough when…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Congress Should Quickly Approve Funding For U.S., African Ebola Efforts

The Hill: Ebola epidemic should be considered from a national security perspective Ron Dellums, former U.S. representative from California “…Understanding the high cost of combating the Ebola virus in Africa and here at home, congressional appropriators included vital funding for those efforts. I urge the U.S. Congress to swiftly pass…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Opinion Pieces Discuss Maternal, Child Health, Reproductive Rights, Family Planning

Devex: Let’s support national actions to end preventable maternal and newborn deaths Mariam Claeson, director of maternal, newborn and child health at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…As we move into 2015 and beyond, we find ourselves at the dawn of the Sustainable Development Goals. As we move forward,…

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