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Strengthening Tobacco Control Efforts, Raising Tobacco Taxes Could Advance Progress On SDGs, Decrease Global NCD Burden

Huffington Post: A Development Challenge The World Can Overcome Laurent Huber, executive director at Action on Smoking & Health (ASH USA) “…Comprehensive tobacco control programs and increases in tobacco taxes will help countries around the world achieve [Sustainable Development Goal (SDG)] 3 (Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all…

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WHO Should Create List Of Essential Diagnostics

Forbes: Why The World Needs An Essential Diagnostics List Lee Schroeder, assistant professor at the University of Michigan; Timothy Amukele, assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; and Madhukar Pai, director of the McGill Global Health Programs “…A recent NEJM article proposes a simple way to improve access…

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USAID Continues To Use Data-Driven Decision-Making To Achieve Development Goals

Devex: Data vs. mosquitoes Ann Mei Chang, chief innovation officer at USAID and executive director of the U.S. Global Development Lab “…We have a big opportunity in global development right now. Thanks in part to game-changing advances in information and communications technology, we have better data and tools to analyze…

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Opinion Pieces Discuss U.S. Zika Response, Call On Congress To Act

USA TODAY: Zika hits home while Congress fiddles: Column Michele Barry, director, and Katherine States Burke, deputy director, both of the Center for Innovation in Global Health at Stanford University “…As this [Zika] crisis unfolds, where is Congress? On vacation. … On this important health matter, Congress has failed us.…

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Breastfeeding Essential To Newborn Health, Achieving SDGs

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Breastfeeding, the best start to life Toyin Saraki, founder-president of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa and Global Goodwill Ambassador of the International Midwives Confederation “…Breast milk is vital in strengthening the baby’s immune system and protecting it from invading germs, viruses, and infections … To increase the survival…

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Immigration Policies Could Impact Americans’ Health

The Hill: A terrifying medical threat that bears on this election Reed Wilson, CEO of Private Practice Doctors, LLC “As a doctor, it has been incredible to see the eradication or minimization of so many infectious diseases over the course of my lifetime. Unfortunately, some of those diseases are being…

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TPP Would Result In Increased Drug Prices In Developing Countries

The Hill: TPP would make medicine a luxury for developing nations Nicholas Archer, contributor to Economics21 and student at Hillsdale College “…The [Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)] agreement offers many benefits, but contains several troubling provisions, including one that would force member countries to implement strong monopoly protections for newly introduced biologics.…

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Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss U.S. Response To Zika Virus

Wall Street Journal: Zika and the Democrats Editorial Board “The Zika virus is only beginning to hit the U.S. mainland, but its political exploitation is already an epidemic. … The White House that is responsible for public health is trying to blame Congress while ducking its own failures. … [T]he…

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Foreign Aid Should Aim To Save Lives Today, Minimize Long-Term Consequences

Financial Times: There is a solution to the aid dilemma Angus Deaton, Dwight D. Eisenhower professor of economics and international affairs, emeritus, at Princeton University “…One of the greatest recent achievements of aid has been that so many are alive today who would be dead but for aid-funded antiretroviral therapies,…

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Global Food Security Critical To U.S. National Security

The Tennessean: Global food security makes Tennessee, U.S. safer Lt. Cdr. Patrick Ryan, founder and president of the Tennessee World Affairs Council, and Yuri Cunza, president and CEO of the Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce “…Food security abroad is pivotal to America’s national security. … When communities can feed…

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