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U.S. Congress Should Maintain Funding For Foreign Assistance Programs

Houston Chronicle: Natsios: Maintaining foreign aid keeps ‘America First’ Andrew Natsios, executive professor at Texas A&M University and director of the school’s Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs “…President Trump should … reset his administration’s budget priorities and roll back the draconian cuts [to U.S. foreign assistance]. Cuts of this magnitude…

Immunizations Save Lives, Increase Economic Productivity

Devex: Opinion: Embrace the facts — not the myths — about vaccines Flavia Bustreo, WHO assistant director general for family, women’s, and children’s health, and vice chair of the board of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance “…Immunization is actually one of the most incredible scientific innovations, and has contributed hugely to…

Opinion Pieces Recognize World Malaria Day

The Conversation: What Africa still needs to do to eliminate malaria Willis Simon Akhwale, country director of I-TECH Kenya at the University of Washington “…To achieve low transmission rates and eventual elimination [of malaria], African countries need to invest in understanding the geography, evolutionary history of flora and fauna, infrastructure,…

Global Community Should Work Together To Continue To Make Progress On NTDs

Forbes: Look What Happens When You Pay Attention To Neglected Tropical Diseases Bruce Y. Lee, associate professor of international health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, executive director of the Global Obesity Prevention Center, associate professor at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, and director of operations…

Lessons From Ebola Highlight ‘Vital Centrality Of Vaccines’ As Tool For Disease Prevention, Control

Thomson Reuters Foundation: New partnerships needed after Ebola’s hard lessons J. Stephen Morrison, senior vice president and director, and Chris Millard, program manager and research associate, both at the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Global Health Policy Center “…[W]hile today the epidemic has been largely contained, Ebola taught us…

Trump Administration’s Global Women’s Health Policies Not ‘Pro-Life’

New York Times: Trump Thinks This Is Pro-Life? Nicholas Kristof, New York Times columnist “When President Trump and his (male) aides sit at a conference table deciding to cut off money to women’s health programs abroad, they call it a ‘pro-life’ move. Yet here in Haiti, I’ll tell you the…

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