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Developing Nations Face Double Burden Of Infectious Diseases, Cancer

Forbes: There Is An Urgent Need To Address The ‘Terrible Situation Of Chronic Disease In Developing Countries’ Geoffrey Kabat, an epidemiologist in the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine “…The cancer burden in low-resource countries has doubled in the past 25 years and…

‘High Time’ To Eradicate Polio

The Nation: Polio eradication: A true story Tariq Iqbal Bhutta, chair of Pakistan’s National Immunization Technical Advisory Group (NITAG) “With around 40 years of experience in the field of pediatrics and public health, heading different medical institutions in the country, I feel it is my responsibility to provide a true…

Uganda Can Do More To Lower Mortality Caused By TB, Malaria, AIDS

The Observer: Cheers for halving TB death figures “Uganda has been recognized by the World Health Organization for halving tuberculosis-related deaths down from 9,900 in 1990 to 4,700 in 2012. … However, much more remains to be done. MDG 6 sets out to combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, TB and other infectious…

Rotavirus Vaccine Is Critical Component Of ‘Our Collective Anti-Diarrhea Toolkit’

Huffington Post: Reducing Diarrheal Disease With Rotavirus Vaccine Marion Roche, technical adviser with the Micronutrient Initiative (MI) “…Rotavirus causes about one-third of diarrheal deaths in children; vaccinating children against it could save hundreds of thousands of lives and make life easier for so many parents. … The rotavirus vaccine definitely…

Better Data Collection Necessary To Formulate, Evaluate Post-2015 Development Goals

Morning Star: Rethinking The Millennium Development Goals For The World Of Today Sarah Edwards, head of policy and campaigns at Health Poverty Action Noting the release of a new report from Health Poverty Action on the post-2015 development agenda, Edwards writes, “…The report states that current methods of data collection,…

Help ‘Stop The Myth’ On Foreign Aid

Devex: It’s our responsibility to #stopthemyth on foreign aid Joe Cerrell, managing director for global policy and advocacy at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…One constant refrain about aid that I’ve heard — particularly in more recent years living in Europe — is this: ‘We have to choose between…

Public Funds Majority Of Medicines R&D, Must Hold Drug Companies Accountable

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Equality, Big Pharma and lifesaving medicine John Butler, a consultant and global public health expert, and Brian Wahl, a doctoral student studying epidemiology and disease control at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health “…Governments and civil society must again unite behind the simple idea that everyone…

Retiring Rep. Waxman Is Champion Of Bringing Attention To HIV/AIDS

Politico: Henry Waxman, the Unsung Hero in the Fight Against AIDS Timothy Westmoreland, a visiting professor of law and a senior scholar in health law at Georgetown University Law Center Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) “didn’t just hold hearings on the AIDS crisis; he pushed through legislation for public education, biomedical…

Young Farmers Critical To Ensuring Food Security

The Guardian: Is global food security jeopardized by an old age timebomb? Rob Vos, coordinator of the strategic program on rural poverty reduction at the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) FAO “estimates we need to increase global food production by 60 percent by 2050. Under current production patterns, much…

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