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‘Political Opportunism’ Hurt Polio Fight In Pakistan

Foreign Policy: Loose Lips at the White House Created a Polio Crisis Kristofer Harrison “…Pakistan was well on its way to eradicating polio until the Taliban learned how the CIA operated. … The administration’s shameless leaking literally created a public health crisis. The fight against polio has gone on for…

U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit Should Address Sustainable Financing For HIV/AIDS Programs

The Hill: We can end AIDS in Africa and the world Taufiqur Rahman, head of operations for UNITAID “Africa leaders are convened in Washington this week to discuss Africa priorities with President Obama and U.S. institutions. U.S. support for HIV/AIDS programs will be an important topic of discussion. Africa’s economic…

Improving Maternal Health Part Of ‘Unfinished Business’ Of MDGs

Devex: Protecting the health of mothers when they need it most Andris Piebalgs, E.U. commissioner for development “… Improving maternal health is among the most challenging of the Millennium Development Goals and overall progress on reducing maternal mortality is slow. … Soon, the U.N. process will enter into intergovernmental negotiations.…

Ending FGM, Child Marriage Depends On Increased Momentum, Support

Huffington Post: Building a Brighter Future for Girls Everywhere Patrick Davies, deputy head of mission at the British Embassy in Washington “…We know that this campaign [to end female genital mutilation and child marriage] can’t be driven by government action alone. I firmly believe we can all play a part…

Opinion Pieces Address Issues Around Ebola Vaccine Development

Opinion pieces discuss challenges and issues around developing an Ebola vaccine. The Atlantic: An Ebola Vaccine Is Not the Answer Olga Khazan, staff writer for the Atlantic “… [E]ven if a vaccine [for Ebola] works, it would be a stretch to say we could confidently use it to prevent another…

Ebola Crisis Can Serve As Opportunity For U.S. To Examine Global Health Security System

Foreign Policy: Three Lessons the White House Should Learn from the Ebola Outbreak Michael Miller, consultant and adjunct associate professor at the Duke Global Health Institute “…Instead of allowing the ‘lessons learned’ process around Ebola to default to a recommendation [for the U.S.] to simply spend more money — a…

Antibiotic Resistance Poses Dangerous Health Threat

CNN’s “Global Public Square”: Time to act on the ‘other’ health crisis Tracey Guise, CEO of the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, and Laura Piddock, director of Antibiotic Action and professor of Microbiology at the University of Birmingham “It’s not surprising that international attention has been focused on the ongoing…

Development Must Be Community-Driven To Be Most Effective

Forbes: Peace Through Community-Led Development Musu Clemens-Hope, chief of party at the Peace through Development II program, a USAID-funded initiative implemented by IRD “USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah likes to remind the development community that the purpose of foreign aid, including relief efforts, is to help people create the conditions so…

Tackling Health, Poverty Essential For Growth, Prosperity In Africa

Reuters: Africa’s about more than Ebola, it’s about optimism, too Michael Elliott, president and chief executive officer of The ONE Campaign “…[I]t’s key to avoid slipping into a discussion of African policy that is riddled with false dichotomies — as if then it was about tackling health and poverty, while…

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