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Local, Global Leaders Should Commit To Improving Public Health In Cities

Devex: Opinion: The future of public health lies in cities Margaret Chan, WHO director general “…On Nov. 21, more than 100 mayors from around the world issued the ‘Healthy Cities Consensus’ during the 9th Global Conference on Health Promotion in Shanghai, China. Conference delegates, including around 40 government ministers and…

Incoming Trump Administration Could Help Achieve AIDS-Free Generation

Project Syndicate: The End of AIDS Jeffrey D. Sachs, professor and director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, and director of the U.N. Sustainable Development Solutions Network “…[T]he goal of an ‘AIDS-Free Generation’ is realistically within reach. The required policy steps should be agreed in the early days of…

4 Recommendations To Help U.S., World Better Prepare For, Respond To Epidemics

U.S. News & World Report: Responding to the Next Ebola Jonathan Fielding, distinguished professor of public health and pediatrics at UCLA “…Here are several high priority recommendations [on how to be better prepared for future disease epidemics]: First, the U.S. must help the World Health Organization and countries with limited…

New Dengue Vaccine Could Protect People From Disease If Targeted Accurately

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Dengue vaccine no silver bullet but worth a shot for those who need it most Stefan Flasche, assistant professor at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine’s department of infectious disease epidemiology “…A new London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine-led study published in the journal…

More Innovative Financial Models Needed For Vaccine, Drug Development

Fortune: Urgently Needed: A New Financial Model for Vaccine Development Clifton Leaf, deputy editor of Fortune “…While there’s, sadly, an enormous ready market for an HIV vaccine, and therefore an incentive for drugmakers to pursue decades worth of investment here, there are scores of infectious diseases for which there is…

Trump Administration Should Consider 5 Key Areas To Continue U.S. Global Health Leadership

Huffington Post: 5 Ways The Trump Administration Can Maintain U.S. Leadership In Global Health Jeffrey L. Sturchio, president & CEO of Rabin Martin “…The new administration has an opportunity to continue U.S. leadership in global health through smart policy and efficient coordination of the investments allocated by Congress. Here are…

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