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NTD Control Should Be Larger Component Of U.S. Policy In Latin America

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases: The NTDs and Vaccine Diplomacy in Latin America: Opportunities for United States Foreign Policy Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and president of the Sabin Vaccine Institute “…Overall, science and global health diplomacy as it pertains to…

Tools Available To Prevent Pediatric Tuberculosis

Huffington Post: The Preventable Disease We Should All Be Fighting Against Paul Stoffels, chief scientific officer at Johnson & Johnson “Childhood tuberculosis (TB) is a serious problem that has received inadequate attention, in large part because we simply didn’t know the magnitude of the problem. … This is not acceptable,…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Importance Of Addressing Women’s Health Now, Moving Forward

The following opinion pieces discuss the importance of addressing women’s health, including maternal health, family planning and reproductive health, and ensuring women’s health issues are reflected in development goals moving forward. Huffington Post: Which Way to Better Health: A Roadmap to Save Mothers and Newborns Liya Kebede, founder of the…

Editorials, Opinion Piece Discuss Issues Surrounding Ebola Response

The following editorials and opinion piece discuss various issues related to the response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Nature: First response, revisited Editorial Board “The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has starkly exposed major gaps in plans to tackle emerging infectious diseases. Lessons must be learned. … If…

More Robust Policy Discussion Of Wartime Sexual Violence Needed

Washington Post: Wartime sexual violence is not just a ‘weapon of war’ Kerry Crawford, assistant professor of political science at James Madison University; Amelia Hoover Green, assistant professor of political science at Drexel University and field consultant to the Human Rights Data Analysis Group; and Sarah Parkinson, assistant professor of…

Data, Resources Needed To Monitor Development Goals

The Guardian: Cost of gathering data on new development goals could be crippling Bjørn Lomborg, adjunct professor at the Copenhagen Business School and director of the Copenhagen Consensus Centre “For the past decade and a half, the world has made a few smart promises with the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs):…

Political, Financial Investments Critical To Keeping Up Momentum On MDGs

Devex: Ending poverty through sustainable development and leaving no one behind Amina Mohammed, U.N. secretary general’s special adviser on post-2015 development planning, and Winnie Byanyima, executive director of Oxfam International “As two African women and development leaders deeply involved in efforts to irreversibly end poverty and set the world on…

International Community Testing Its Luck By Not Adequately Responding To Ebola

Financial Times: A ravenous Ebola epidemic that the world could have stopped Anjana Ahuja, science journalist “…A lack of leadership has been almost as terrifying as the [Ebola] virus, turning an avoidable crisis into a man-made catastrophe. … We have survived globe-threatening ailments such as bird flu and severe acute…

Climate Should Not Be Top Priority Compared With Other Development Issues

National Post: Bjørn Lomborg: Global warming is hardly the world’s biggest problem Bjørn Lomborg, adjunct professor at the Copenhagen Business School and director of the Copenhagen Consensus Centre “U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is meeting the world’s leaders for a climate summit today, ‘to make climate change a top priority for all…

Community Health Programs Can Work With Governments To Improve Family Planning Access

Devex: Kindling family planning change in urban slums Gita Pillai and Anju Dadhwal Singh of the Urban Health Initiative (UHI) in India “…Improving equitable access to family planning services and supplies as well as reducing the gap in unmet need for family planning services between the poor and the nonpoor…