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World Health Day 2015 Focuses On Commitment To Food Safety

Devex: World Health Day 2015: From farm to plate, make food safe Keiji Fukada, assistant director-general for health security at the World Health Organization “…The problem is that similar to so many headline-grabbing topics, interest in food safety dies down as swiftly as it flares up — forgotten until the…

Financial Protections Must Be Accounted For In Successful Universal Health Care Targets

The Guardian: Health sustainable development goal must tackle inequity head on to succeed Nouria Brikci, health policy specialist at Oxford Policy Management “…There is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to universal health care. Health finance reforms must be country-specific and based on in-depth analysis. But it is clear that…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of Ebola Care, Treatment

Slate: All Lives Matter Karin Huster, registered nurse and humanitarian aid worker “…More than 800 health care workers across West Africa who contracted Ebola were unable to receive the same level of care our American colleague is receiving. It simply wasn’t, and isn’t, available. Horrifyingly, some 500 of them died.…

Health Care Privatization Can Lead To Unethical Medical Practices

The Guardian: I’ve seen first-hand how palliative care in India is compromised by privatization Hannah Fox, general practice trainee currently working in India “…India is a stark example of how commodifying health care can lead to corruption, erode doctors’ integrity, and damage relationships with patients. Money ultimately distorts decision making…

‘New Architecture For Global Health Delivery’ Should Result From Ebola Epidemic

New York Times: Yes, We Were Warned About Ebola Bernice Dahn, chief medical officer of Liberia’s Ministry of Health; Vera Mussah, director of county health services in Liberia’s Ministry of Health; and Cameron Nutt, Ebola response adviser to Paul Farmer at Partners in Health “The conventional wisdom among public health…

International Partnership, Cooperation Brings Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine To More Children

Devex: New Japanese encephalitis vaccine ‘a historic moment for global health’ Lance Gordon, director for neglected infectious diseases in the global health program of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…The new [Chinese developed and manufactured Japanese encephalitis] vaccine is now available [through Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance] to the world’s…

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