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Look To Global HIV Treatment Successes For Lessons On Hepatitis C

Washington Post: The global AIDS response can help in fighting hepatitis C Paul Farmer, a professor at Harvard University, an infectious disease physician with the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, and a co-founder of Partners in Health “…Smart investments in accurate diagnosis and in effective therapy for hepatitis C…

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Humanitarian Resolution In Syria Must Be Reached To Save Civilians

The Guardian: Syria: save the civilians “…If humanitarian access could be extended to other cities and towns [in Syria other than Homs], we might be able to speak of a real improvement at a time when, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the pro-opposition monitoring group, Syrians are…

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Public Support For U.S. Foreign Aid ‘Near A Historic Low’

GlobalPost’s “The Unraveler”: U.S. foreign aid is shrinking and Americans don’t care Michael Moran, foreign affairs columnist for GlobalPost “As the White House puts finishing touches on its budget plan for 2015, most of the attention is focusing on domestic issues. … but something’s absent from the national conversation: foreign…

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Global Health Security Is A U.S. National Priority

The following opinion pieces address the U.S. government’s new Global Health Security Agenda. CNN: Why global health security is a national priority Secretary of State John Kerry, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and Lisa Monaco, assistant to the U.S. president for homeland security and counterterrorism “…Infectious diseases — whether naturally occurring,…

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India’s Supreme Court Can Help Country Prioritize Pollution Reduction

New York Times: India’s Air Pollution Emergency “…More people die of asthma in India than anywhere else in the world. Indoor air pollution, mostly from cooking fires, and outdoor air pollution are the third and fifth leading causes of death in India. … The best hope for reining in air…

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Congress Must Prioritize ‘Hunger As A Health Issue’

Huffington Post: A Broader Dialogue: Addressing Hunger for a Healthier Tomorrow Tony Hall, executive director of the Alliance to End Hunger “…To address hunger as a health issue, my organization, the Alliance to End Hunger, has joined forces with ProMedica to host the Come to the Table Summit on Feb.…

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Treating, Preventing NTDs Will Help Lift People From Poverty

Huffington Post: Science for the Poor: Making Vaccines to Combat Poverty Peter Hotez, founding dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine “…Beyond their staggering public health impact, the economic losses from [neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)] are also impressive: our studies with collaborators at Johns Hopkins University show that Chagas…

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Obama Administration Should Focus Energy Development In Africa On Gas Electrification

USA Today: Lomborg: Obama energy policy hurts African poor Bjorn Lomborg, president of the Copenhagen Consensus Center “…If Obama spends the next $10 billion on gas electrification, he can help lift 90 million people out of poverty. If he only uses renewables, the same $10 billion can help just 20…

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Private-Public Partnerships Can ‘Positively Impact Health’ Worldwide

Huffington Post: Dr. Brundtland’s Impact on Global Health; We Must Stay the Course Derek Yach, executive director of the Vitality Institute “During [Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland’s] time at WHO [as director general] and since, she has been a powerful advocate of the use of private-public partnerships to tackle many complex…

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Nations That Criminalize Homosexuality Unlikely To ‘Reach Their Full Economic Potential’

New York Times: Demonizing Gays in Africa “As acceptance of gays and lesbians has grown in the United States and Europe, intolerance and persecution has been rising in other parts of the world. African nations are leaders in this cruel and dehumanizing trend. … Such laws [criminalizing homosexuality] violate commitments…

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