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Pakistan Can Help World Reach Zero Polio Cases With Sustained Vaccination Efforts

Washington Post: Making polio history Editorial Board “Pakistan now stands as the main barrier to the global elimination of wild poliovirus. … [But the country] is rallying. There have been only 22 cases so far this year, compared with almost 60 at this time last year. Violence has abated, at…

Midwives Should Be Placed At Center Of SDGs To Ensure Success Of MNCH Targets

Huffington Post: Midwives For a Better Tomorrow, For Every Woman and Every Child Toyin Saraki, founder-president of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBF Africa) “Celebrated on May 5th each year, the International Day of the Midwife recognises the invaluable role of midwives in health. … As we near the end of…

Individuals Can Help Improve Global Health Along With Governments

Quartz: Bill Gates: You can help the world save 34 million lives Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “If I told you that we could save the lives of, say, 10 million people, mainly by doing things we already know how to do, that would get…

Strong Patent Protections Under TPP Would Allow Increased Drug Access In LMICs

Forbes: Intellectual Property Rights For Global Health John R. Graham, senior fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis and the Independent Institute “…Unfortunately, attacking patents is a misguided way to improve access to medicines in low- and middle-income [countries]. Although it is a counter-intuitive conclusion, strong patent rights are…

‘High Time’ Congress Updates U.S. Food Aid Program

The Hill: Taking the pork out of food aid Diana Ohlbaum, co-chair of the Accountability Working Group of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network, and a principal of Turner4D “…Creating more flexibility in our food aid programs, which would allow the United States to buy food locally and regionally or provide…

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