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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Recent Releases In Global Health

Panel Examines Global TB Fight: The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog reports on the recent briefing, “Accelerating Progress to Combat TB: Innovation and Partnership,” which featured TB experts and African health ministers discussing the global fight against TB. Kenneth Castro, director of TB elimination at the CDC; Rachel…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Opinions: Doctor Shortages; Harm Reduction

America’s Role In Developing Country Doctor Shortages In his column in the Guardian, Jonathan Wolff, a professor of philosophy at University College London, says despite the U.S. being viewed as having the best system of higher education in the world, the country “simply does not train enough doctors to meet its…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Opinions: Africa’s Agricultural Sector; Foreign Aid Funding

Africa Must Transform Continent’s Agricultural Sector “There is no doubt that Africa is on the move … But if African countries are to achieve the new future within their grasp, then there needs to be a new focus on the daunting obstacles still to be overcome. … High among these…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Recent Releases In Global Health

What To Do About Antibiotic Resistance: A Lancet Infectious Diseases editorial describes the growing public concerns over a global rise in antimicrobial resistance. “Bearing in mind that our objective is to contain antibiotic resistance rather than eradicate it, several policies could be adopted to help guarantee a future for antibiotics,” the…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Opinions: Foreign Aid; Congressman’s Global War On Abortion

Foreign Aid Does More Harm Than Good The idea that wealthy countries have a moral obligation to provide aid to poor nations “persists in the face of overwhelming evidence that such ‘aid’ does the world’s poor more harm than good,” Marian Tupy, a senior fellow at the Legatum Institute in London, writes in…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Opinions: Foreign Aid Budget; Asking Beneficiaries For Feedback; Least-Developed Countries

Cut Foreign Aid Budget “As the CR [continuing resolution] talks between the House Republicans and the administration and Senate Democrats near their deadline, the House negotiators should put America’s foreign aid budget on the table,” Dick Morris, a former adviser to Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.) and President Clinton, writes in…

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Opinions: Media Coverage Of Japan’s Natural Disasters; Water Shortages; U.S. Support Of PMTCT; U.S. Influence On Global Food Prices; Fasting For Food Aid

When Media Loses Perspective, Costs Run High In a Boston Globe op-ed, former Sen. John Sununu (R-N.H.) argues the “volume and tone of the news coverage” following the events at the Fukushima nuclear facility triggered by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami “were out of proportion to the significance of…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Recent Releases In Global Health

Main Take-Aways From GHME: Reflections on last week’s Global Health Metrics & Evaluation (GHME) conference in Seattle, Washington appeared in several blogs and a Lancet column: Lancet: Offline: Where was Europe? (Horton, 3/26) Karen Grepin’s “Global Health Blog”: A trip to the inside of the Global Health Sausage Factory (3/22)…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Opinions: Using Taxes To Reduce Poverty; Fighting TB; Meeting Global Food Demands

Increased Tax Revenues Can Create ‘In-Roads Into Poverty Reduction’ “To improve living standards and create jobs,” African governments “need to provide their citizens with better health care, better education, more infrastructure. … How to pay for this – in a way that is both fair and efficient – is a question…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Opinions: Counterfeit Medicines; Oral Rehydration Therapy; Increasing Access To Safe Drinking Water; Attracting R&D For Health Issues In Latin America

U.S. Must Lead In Global Fight Against Counterfeit Medicines “[T]he Obama administration and Congress should continue efforts to strengthen the safety of America’s drug supply and, simultaneously, coordinate a global response to the problem of counterfeit drugs,” Thomas Kubic, president & CEO of the Pharmaceutical Security Institute and a former…

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