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TPP Would Create ‘Damaging Monopolies,’ Hurt Health System

Washington Post: Letter to the Editor: The Trans-Pacific Partnership would worsen health crises Rohit Malpani, director of policy and analysis for Médecins Sans Frontières’s Access Campaign “The April 25 editorial ‘A healthy agreement’ suggested the [Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)] won’t significantly restrict access to medicines, including in developing countries. [However, some]…

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As WHO Begins Process For Electing New Head, Current DG Chan Should Make WHO ‘Radical Voice For Health Equity’

The Lancet: The next Director-General of WHO Editorial Board “WHO last week fired a starting pistol to launch the election for its next director general. … It is likely that this lengthy process will … be more transparent, accountable, and disputatious (and considerably less corrupt) than past elections. … Next…

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Mobilizing Global Health Resources Will Require Strong Public Finance Systems, Additional Investments

Huffington Post: Mobilizing Resources to Finance Global Health Priorities Ariel Pablos-Mendez, assistant administrator for global health and child and maternal survival coordinator at USAID “On April 14 and 15 I had the pleasure to co-host, together with the World Bank, the first annual forum on Resource Mobilization for Universal Health…

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CDC Will Continue Efforts To End Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Global immunization: 50 Years of work and success Rebecca Martin, director of the CDC’s Center for Global Health “…CDC will continue working closely with governments and ministries of health in countries where disease takes a heavy toll and where immunization systems have gaps. … At the same time,…

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Globally Coordinated Vaccine Rollout Could End Polio, Yield Lessons For Strengthening Immunization More Broadly

TIME: Historic Global Vaccine Rollout Could End Polio Forever Walter Orenstein, associate director of the Emory Vaccine Center, professor at Emory University, and former director of the United States’ National Immunization Program “…Since we no longer need to protect against wild type 2 [polio virus], we’re replacing the trivalent vaccine…

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Improving Routine Vaccinations, Boosting Population Immunity Against Diseases Critical To Global Health Security

Devex: Measles — the canary in the coalmine Seth Berkely, CEO of the Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance “…[A]ttention must focus on where measles outbreaks still occur — not just because of the tens of thousands of lives the disease claims each year, but because these represent the reservoirs of infectious…

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Liberia Should Pass Legislation To Ban FGM, Protect More Women, Girls

The Guardian: Liberia needs to muster the courage to ban FGM Mary Wandia, FGM program manager at Equality Now “…Unlike neighboring countries such as Guinea and Sierra Leone, Liberia has already managed to significantly reduce FGM prevalence … However, unless tough legislation is enacted and properly implemented, it may be…

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Mental Health Stigma Could Be Lessened, Treatment Improved Through Legislation

The Guardian: Mental health laws would diminish stigma and improve the lives of millions Laura Davidson, barrister and international development consultant “…Despite compelling economic arguments for investing in mental health, stigma perpetuates the lack of resources allocated. So what can be done? A mental health law which enshrines the rights…

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Opinion Pieces Discuss U.S. Disease Outbreak Preparedness, Response

USA TODAY: Daschle and Klain: We’re not ready for next Zika virus Tom Daschle, former U.S. Senate majority leader and member of the Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense, and Ron Klain, former White House Ebola response coordinator “…Combating biological threats — either naturally occurring like Ebola or Zika, or…

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World Immunization Week Requires Focus On Increasing Vaccination Coverage, Researching Vaccine Efficacy In ‘Global South’

The Guardian: Why are millions of children still dying from preventable diseases? Amy Whalley, head of policy advocacy at Results U.K. “…World Immunization Week, which began on 24 April, offers an opportune moment to shine light on the progress being made to reach all children with vaccines through the Global…

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