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Global Health Impact Index Could Incentivize Pharmaceutical Companies To Ensure Access To Essential Medicines

The Conversation: How can we get pharma companies to do more for global health? Try ranking them Nicole Hassoun, associate professor at the State University of New York’s Binghamton University “…[Pharmaceutical] companies have a moral and legal obligation to ensure access to essential medicines. … When companies set high prices,…

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Opinion Pieces Discuss Antimicrobial Resistance, Including Expected U.N. Political Declaration

Huffington Post: Drug-Resistant TB Should Figure Prominently In The Global AMR Response Madhukar Pai, professor and director of global health at McGill University “…[I]t may be more impactful for [drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB)] control to be seen as one component of a comprehensive strategy to address [antimicrobial resistance (AMR)]. While TB…

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NIAID Director Anthony Fauci Discusses U.S. Zika Funding, HIV/AIDS Efforts In Washington Post Podcast

Washington Post: Anthony Fauci: Forced to rob cancer research to pay for Zika vaccine push Jonathan Capehart, opinion writer ” ‘Hold up. Wait, wait, wait a minute.’ That was my response when Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told me that the ongoing congressional…

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Ahead Of U.N. General Assembly Meeting, Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss Need For Global Action On Antimicrobial Resistance

The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Time for global political action on antimicrobial resistance Editorial Board “…What coordinated actions can governments take to ensure that future generations enjoy the benefits of antimicrobials? … The heart of the problem … is findings ways to expand appropriate access to antimicrobials while at the same…

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Zika Virus Should Be Characterized As National, Global Health Security Threat To Encourage Resource Allocation

The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Zika virus and global health security Lawrence O. Gostin, professor and director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University, and James G. Hodge Jr., professor and director of the public health law and policy program at the Sandra Day O’Connor…

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International Community Must Continue Global Progress Toward Polio Eradication

TIME: Erna Solberg: U.N. Must Work to Eradicate Polio for Good Erna Solberg, prime minister of Norway and co-chair of the U.N. Secretary General’s Sustainable Development Goals Advocacy Group “…The eradication of polio has the potential to yield substantial financial benefits. Moreover, the infrastructure put in place to ensure the…

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Addressing Infectious Disease Outbreaks ‘Increasingly Involves Navigating Treacherous Political Waters’

The Conversation: How Congress is failing on Zika Ana Santos Rutschman, Jaharis Faculty Fellow in health law and intellectual property at DePaul University “…Earlier this year, Congress hastily passed a bill adding Zika to the [Food and Drug Administration (FDA)] priority review voucher program. … The task of increasing [research…

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Editorials Discuss Ways For Global Community To Address Antibiotic Resistance

Financial Times: Test new financial models for antibiotics Editorial Board “…A recent U.K.-led review has called for ‘delinkage’ of profit from the volumes of any new treatments prescribed. That will help access for the poor and reduce incentives for companies to promote overuse — triggering more rapid resistance. But such…

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Transforming Food Systems Critical To Ending Malnutrition

Devex: Ending malnutrition in all its forms? A decade of opportunity Francesco Branca, director of nutrition for health and development at the WHO, and Anna Lartey, director of the Nutrition and Food Systems Division at the Food and Agriculture Organization “…We should transform our food systems … to ensure that…

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3 Global Health Issues Germany Should Include On G20 Agenda

Huffington Post: The German G20 Presidency And Global Health Marwin Meier, manager of health & advocacy at World Vision Deutschland e.V. “…As G20 members have all committed to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda, expectations for an aligned and ambitious G20 global health agenda are high…

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