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Nations Must Make Commitments To Improving Health, Reaching For Sustainable Development

Devex: Opinion: Leading from the top to promote health and sustainable development Margaret Chan, WHO director general “Next week, more than 1,000 global leaders in politics, health, and development will meet at the Global Conference on Health Promotion in Shanghai to underscore the links between health and sustainable development, and…

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African Policymakers Must Prioritize Funding, Actions To Improve Nutrition

Project Syndicate: The Many Faces of Malnutrition Adebimpe Adebiyi, director of family health at the Nigerian Ministry of Health “…[O]ne in three people worldwide suffer from malnutrition, and it does not always look the way one might expect. From the two billion adults who carry too much weight to the…

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Closing Gaps In Measles Vaccination Coverage Should Be Priority For Governments, Particularly In U.S.

The Lancet: Measles vaccination: global progress, local challenges Editorial Board “On Nov. 10, 2016, Progress Toward Regional Measles Elimination — Worldwide, 2000-2015, was published jointly by UNICEF, WHO, Gavi, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The publication reports on progress made towards achieving U.N. Millennium Development Goal…

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Editorial, Opinion Piece Discuss Possible Actions On Global Health, Africa Policy Under Trump Administration

The Lancet: President Trump Editorial Board “…The winners in Trump’s America were likely to be the defense industry, oil and energy, private prisons, and pharmaceutical manufacturers. Not health. What should be the response of the public health community? Document and project the impact of Trump’s policies. Identify policy alternatives. And…

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Focus Must Remain On Access To Preventive, Primary Public Health Care, Not Shift To Private, Curative Care

Devex: Opinion: Trickle-down health care Patrick Fine, chief executive officer of FHI 360 “Do investments in private hospitals and clinics catering to the wealthy strengthen primary health care systems in poor countries? … The vision is for private capital to fill the gap left by the public sector’s inability to…

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Scientific, Journalistic Communities Must Partner To Promote Science’s ‘Self-Evident Truths’ Under Trump Administration

Scientific American: Dan Rather: Now, More Than Ever, We Must Stand Up for Science Dan Rather, journalist, former CBS News anchor and managing editor and correspondent for 60 Minutes “…Make no mistake; science was on the ballot this fall. And almost nobody took notice. But they should now because the…

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Health Systems Research, Political Will Necessary To Implement Innovations To Prevent, Treat NCDs In LMICs

Devex: Opinion: Health systems research is critical to tackle the global burden of disease Adnan Hyder, director of the health systems program and associate chair of the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and board member of Health Systems Global “…Strategic health systems…

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International Community Must Plan For Long-Term Global Health Security Issues

The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Infectious disease emergencies: taking the long-term view Editorial Board “…Understandably, the attention of the public, politicians, and the media is dominated by the newest and scariest outbreak. But focusing on the disease du jour has its drawbacks. There is a danger of exaggerating risks, monopolizing resources,…

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President-Elect Trump Can Take Steps To Make Progress In Cancer Moonshot, Other Health Initiatives

The Hill: How Trump can aim the ‘Cancer Moonshot’ toward the stars Nancy G. Brinker, founder of Susan G. Komen, and Eric T. Rosenthal, independent journalist, and both co-chairs of cancer forums for the Concordia Summit “…[President-elect Donald Trump] should review carefully — and critically — … the future of…

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President-Elect Trump’s ‘America First’ Approach Does Not Have To Hurt Foreign Policy, Aid

Devex: Opinion: Foreign aid under Trump’s ‘America-first’ doctrine Alex Thier, incoming executive director of the Overseas Development Institute “While policy details are thin, President-elect Donald Trump’s likely views on foreign aid and development assistance can be summed up in two words: America first. … It is conceivable with a Trump…

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