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Prevention Of Dengue Could Be A Reality, Trials Show

New England Journal of Medicine: Preventing Dengue — Is the Possibility Now a Reality? Stephen Thomas of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research “Dengue is a mosquito-borne flaviviral illness that is endemic in the tropics and subtropics. … Although mortality is relatively lower than that for other tropical infectious…

Malaria Elimination Possible With Ambition, Innovation

The Guardian: Eliminating malaria: how close can we get? James Whiting, executive director of Malaria No More U.K., and Martin Edlund, CEO of Malaria No More U.S. “…Thanks to more than a decade of dramatic progress in reducing cases of and deaths from malaria, such an ambitious goal — to…

Devex #HealthyMeans Opinion Pieces Address Global Health Challenges, Opportunities

Devex: How to help us live longer — and better — lives Catherine Cheney, special projects editor at NationSwell Devex: Good for health, good for business Claire Hitchcock, director for community partnerships in GSK’s global health programs team, and Peter Muchiri Ngatia, director of capacity building at AMREF Health Africa…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of Ebola Epidemic

Huffington Post: It’s Young Girls and Women on the Front Lines of the Ebola Crisis Chernor Bah, global youth advocate Livemint: India’s vulnerability against Ebola Shyamal Banerjee, columnist New York Times: CDC Ebola Guidelines Aren’t Good Enough for Some States Philip Boffey, New York Times editorial writer The Hill: Is…

Family Planning, Contraception Play Important Roles In Development, Climate Change

The following opinion pieces address issues surrounding family planning and contraceptives. Huffington Post U.K.: Hopes and Dreams: It’s Time to Act Michael Holscher, deputy chief executive officer at Marie Stopes International “…Contraception brings about hope. It brings health — for women and for entire families. It brings choice and personal…

Election Of New WHO AFRO Head ‘Critical Test For The Agency’

The Lancet: WHO AFRO: in need of new leadership Editorial Board “Although now is not the time for a detailed review of the failures that led to the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa, enough is known to say that WHO’s Regional Office for Africa (WHO AFRO) failed catastrophically in…

Public-Private Partnerships Can Have ‘Significant Impact’ On Health In Developing Countries

The Hill: Public-private partnerships Harry Leider, chief medical officer for Walgreens “…[A]ccess to care remains a critical challenge both in the U.S. and abroad, particularly in underserved communities where economic, geographic, and cultural barriers often pose significant threats to the overall health of its population. This is why it’s essential…

Devex Series Continues To Examine Ways To Advance Global Health Through #HealthyMeans Campaign

The following opinion pieces are part of Devex’s new #HealthyMeans series examining ideas to advance global health outcomes. Devex: How one social enterprise is packaging quality Faith Muigai, director of clinical operations at Jacaranda Health “The nurse-midwives who work at Jacaranda Health’s two maternity hospitals in Nairobi believe deeply in…

Opinion Pieces Touch On Issues Related To Ebola Epidemic

The following opinion pieces discuss issues related to the ongoing Ebola epidemic. Washington Post: A global attention on disease gives Bill Gates his moment Michael Gerson, opinion writer “…In a tragic, unsought sense, this is [Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Co-Chair Bill] Gates’s moment. The focus of his life –…

Women Are ‘Force For Change’ In Global Health, Development

Huffington Post: Women in Charge: A Force for Change on the Global Stage Deborah Derrick, president of the Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria “…This week, my organization, Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Friends), is privileged to bring together two extraordinary…

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