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Overprescription Of Antibiotics Poses Challenge To Addressing Drug Resistance

The Hill: Steps to battle superbugs Joseph Perrone, chief science officer of the Center for Accountability in Science at the Center for Organizational Research and Education “…Instead of prescribing antibiotics — or any pharmaceutical for that matter — simply because a sick patient expects to leave with a prescription to…

Success Of Innovative Health Technologies Depends On Capacity, Training Of Workforce, Strength Of Health Systems

Devex: Lessons learned: Putting innovative health technology in the hands of the user Aba Asibon, project manager with Rice University’s Institute for Global Health Technologies, also known as Rice 360˚ “…Simple but innovative medical technologies … have the potential to address some of the developing world’s biggest public health problems.…

Liberia, International Community Must Prioritize WASH To Achieve SDGs

Foreign Policy: Want to Fight Ebola? Help Liberia Invest in Toilets. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of Liberia “…Measuring progress toward clean water, sanitation, and hygiene in homes, schools, and hospitals will be an important component of achieving the new Global Goals, both in Liberia and around the world. … The…

Improving Global Human Health Will Require Collaboration Across Sectors

The Conversation: How the new global goals can help drive systems to address health challenges better Sara Bennett, associate professor and associate director of the Health Systems Program at Johns Hopkins University, and Kabir Sheikh, senior scientist and director of the Health Governance Hub at the Public Health Foundation of…

Access To Legal Abortion Services, Contraception Vital To Women’s Health

Huffington Post: Abortion and Maternal Health: The Global Health Crisis No One Is Talking About Christine Charbonneau, CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands “…Providing contraception to the 225 million women who want to avoid pregnancy in the developing world would decrease the need for…

New WHO Report Highlights Importance Of Health Systems To Healthy Aging

Huffington Post: Bravo, World Health Organization! Michael Hodin, CEO of Global Coalition on Aging “…[The] new WHO report will prove to be monumental not only for how it redefines healthy aging, but also for how it connects health and aging to questions of personal freedom, fiscal sustainability, and economic growth.…

Ending Global Extreme Poverty, Inequality Possible

New York Times: The Most Important Thing, and It’s Almost a Secret Nicholas Kristof, New York Times columnist “…The world’s best-kept secret is that we live at a historic inflection point when extreme poverty is retreating. United Nations members have just adopted 17 new Global Goals, of which the centerpiece…

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