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U.S. Investment In Global Immunizations Can Protect Americans, Children Worldwide

Los Angeles Times: The measles outbreaks that matter the most aren’t happening here Andrea Gay, executive director of children’s health at the United Nations Foundation and a member of the Measles & Rubella Initiative “…There are still millions of children around the world who don’t have access to the measles…

Ebola Workers Who Return To U.S. Need Proper Support, Care

NPR: Time’s ‘Person Of The Year’ Is Feeling Kind Of Lost Karin Huster, who spent six weeks as Partner in Health’s clinical manager at the Maforki Ebola Treatment Unit in Sierra Leone “…The mental health of those returning from the Ebola battlefield has seldom been addressed. Yet we know all…

WHO Must Follow Through With Reform To Effectively Respond To Future Disease Outbreaks

New York Times: Reform After the Ebola Debacle Editorial Board “The World Health Organization’s anemic performance in handling the Ebola outbreaks in West Africa may yield one positive outcome: sweeping, and long overdue, institutional reforms to improve its ability to respond more quickly to the next outbreak of a lethal…

U.S. Should Lead By Example In Efforts To Immunize Children Worldwide

Huffington Post: The Consensus Around Vaccines Caryl M. Stern, president and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF “The current measles outbreak in the U.S. raises serious concerns — not just from a domestic public health standpoint, but from a global one as well. … Every year, globally, 1.5 million…

Increased Private, Government Investment Needed To Address Antimicrobial Resistance

Project Syndicate: A Call to Antimicrobial Arms Jim O’Neill, honorary professor of economics at Manchester University, visiting research fellow at Bruegel, and fellow of the University of Cambridge’s Center for Rising Powers “…[W]e do not invest enough in research and development. … That is why I am calling on international…

International Community ‘Must Take Drastic Action’ To End AIDS

Huffington Post: Committing to the End of AIDS Joel Goldman, managing director of the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, and Todd Schafer, president and CEO of the Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance “…To end AIDS, we need to aggressively allocate resources and implement programs like [our Mobile Health Clinic program] at the…

Male Involvement In Antenatal Care Has Multiple Benefits For HIV Prevention, Treatment

Huffington Post: The Important Role Fathers Can Play in Eliminating Pediatric AIDS Julie Karfakis, Global Health Corps fellow at mothers2mothers “Throughout sub-Saharan Africa, there is considerable evidence that a male partner’s involvement in a woman’s pregnancy and HIV treatment can help her stay in treatment and have a healthy, HIV-free…

In Guatemala, Girls Marry Before Physical, Emotional Maturity

New York Times: Child, Bride, Mother Stephanie Sinclair, photojournalist and founder and executive director of Too Young to Wed “…The United Nations Population Fund estimates that in 2015 more than 550,000 Guatemalan girls will marry before they are 18. That’s 1,500 girls married every day in just one country. ……

Immunizations ‘Have Revolutionized Public Health’

New York Times: The Dangers of Vaccine Denial Nicholas Kristof, New York Times columnist “…If we’re going to denounce the Taliban for blocking polio vaccinations, we should be just as quick to stand up to health illiteracy in our midst. First, a word on vaccines: They have revolutionized public health.…

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