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Aid Organizations Must Heed Mental Health Of Their Workers

New York Times: A Crisis of Anxiety Among Aid Workers Rosalie Hughes, freelance journalist and former employee of the U.N. refugee agency and other relief organizations “…Rates of clinical depression among aid workers are double those of American adults. … Yet mental health support for the estimated 250,000 humanitarian workers…

U.S. Trade Policies Threaten To Undermine Successful Global Health Programs

The Hill: U.S. trade policy could raise drug prices, at home and abroad Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) and Peter Maybarduk, director of Public Citizen’s Global Access to Medicines program “…[With the creation of PEPFAR, t]he United States put public health needs ahead of pharmaceutical industry profits and made a transformative…

Passage Of ‘Innovation Act’ By Congress Would Harm Drug Development

Roll Call: The Wrong Direction on Patents Todd E. Gillenwater, senior vice president of Public Policy at the California Healthcare Institute “…Poorly conceived and hastily written legislation can stunt innovation, harm the economy, and even cost lives. Unfortunately, this is the case with the recently reintroduced Innovation Act (H.R. 9).…

Challenges Face New USAID Administrator, But Better Data Available To Inform Decisions

Devex: Answering the next great challenges in international development Aaron Williams, executive vice president of the International Development Group at RTI International “U.S. foreign assistance programs help developing nations improve the health, education, and economic conditions of their citizens, and in so doing build a more prosperous and secure world.…

Schools Worldwide ‘Should Proceed With Caution’ On Sex Education Curricula

New York Times: The World’s Problem With Sex Ed Jonathan Zimmerman, professor of education and history at New York University “…Globalization has served to curtail rather than expand school-based sexual instruction. The more the world has become interconnected, the more sex ed has come under attack. … Sex educators say…

Micronutrient Supplements Can Improve Health, Survival Of Pregnant Women, Newborns

The Guardian: Supplements for pregnant women in Bangladesh to boost nutrition Klaus Kraemer, director of Sight and Life “…Two billion people worldwide live with a chronic shortage of vital micronutrients — a condition also known as hidden hunger. This public health crisis can have devastating health consequences — particularly for…

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