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U.S. Food Aid In Need Of Reform To Improve Efficiency, Cost Effectiveness

Washington Post: How to get more out of the dollars Americans spend helping the world’s hungry Editorial Board “…Title II of the Food for Peace Act, the main source of emergency food aid, requires the United States to supply international famine relief programs with American-grown products and to ship at…

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Flexible, Comprehensive Strategy Critical To Eliminating Malaria

The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Is malaria elimination within reach? Editorial Board “Released on March 24, in ample time for World Malaria Day on April 25, WHO’s A Framework for Malaria Elimination is the first time WHO returns to this significant topic since 2007. Given the launch of this update to…

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China Should Play More Active Role In Global Health

The Diplomat: Why China Could be a Game Changer for Global Health Charlotte Röhren, graduate student in international relations in Berlin and Potsdam “…[C]ompared to China’s international economic and political weight, as well as to the relevance of the health issues at stake, China is not sufficiently engaged in multilateral…

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Continued Support Of USAID NTD Program, Collaborative Partnerships Necessary To End NTDs

The Hill: Securing America’s legacy in the fight against neglected tropical diseases Mary Ann Peters, CEO of the Carter Center, former U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh “…[N]ews rarely captures one of the biggest global health successes to date: our country’s efforts to eliminate neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). The NTD Program is…

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Uganda President Museveni’s Imprisonment Of Activist Violates Her Right To Advocate For Girls’ Health, Education

Washington Post: A firebrand activist in Uganda spoke up for poor girls. Now she’s in jail. Editorial Board “Myriad forces pull girls from school across poor swaths of the globe. One is menstruation, long a taboo subject that causes fear and shame, and as a practical matter forces girls to…

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U.S. Should Invest In, Prioritize Foreign Aid

CNN: Melinda Gates: The best investment America can make Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…The money we spend on foreign aid is a long-term investment in Americans themselves. … When the United States invests in strengthening health systems abroad, it also makes deadly epidemics less…

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U.K. Should Demonstrate Leadership In Foreign Aid Spending

The Guardian: The Guardian view on the aid target: it’s the fraction that counts Editorial Board “…U.K. aid spending has played a significant role in halving the number of people living in extreme poverty and delivering the great improvements in global health and education that have been achieved over the…

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World Bank’s Global Financing Facility Offers ‘Different Way Of Investing In Health, Development’

The Lancet: The Global Financing Facility — towards a new way of financing for development Mariam Claeson, director of the Global Financing Facility for Every Women Every Child at the World Bank “…To respond to the tide of global change and prepare for the new development era, the U.N., in…

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Individuals Should Pledge To Address Antibiotic Resistance; Global Community Should Take ‘One Health’ Approach

The Guardian: It’s time we all pledged to stop over-using antibiotics Diane Ashiru-Oredope, pharmacist lead for antimicrobial resistance and stewardship at Public Health England “The stark impact of [antimicrobial resistance (AMR)] is all around us. … Although there is a lot of talk about antibiotic resistance in the future, it…

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U.S. Funding For Basic Scientific Research ‘Will Save Lives’

Washington Post: The March for Science could save lives Editorial Board “…Many of those organizing and participating in the March for Science [on April 22] say it is a statement of belief in the power of empirical discovery, and not an anti-Trump protest. It is fine to remain nonpartisan, but…

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