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Editorial, Opinion Pieces Address Various Aspects Of Ebola Epidemic

New York Times: The Shifting Ebola Epidemic Editorial Board “Recent gains in controlling the Ebola epidemic in West Africa have been encouraging, but they offer no reason for complacency. … Given the changing shape of the epidemic, United Nations and American officials are considering a more nimble response that would…

Investing In National Health Care Systems Can Boost Economies

CNN: Why health matters to economies Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health “There’s a well-understood correlation that as the economy of a country improves, so the health of its citizens improves. What may be less obvious is that the opposite is also true — improving the health…

U.S. Should Rethink Cuban Medical Defection Program

New York Times: A Cuban Brain Drain, Courtesy of the U.S. Editorial Board “…It is incongruous for the United States to value the contributions of Cuban doctors who are sent by their government to assist in international crises like the 2010 Haiti earthquake while working to subvert that government by…

Laws Not Enough To End Female Genital Mutiliation

New York Times: Fighting Female Genital Mutilation Mona Eltahawy, author “…Many international treaties designate female genital mutilation a violation of the human rights of girls and women. On Oct. 30, the United Nations secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, announced a global campaign to end it within a generation. … Laws are…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Different Aspects Of Ebola Epidemic Responses

Inter Press Service: Ebola and ISIS: A Learning Exchange Between U.N. and Faith-based Organizations Azza Karam, senior adviser on culture at the U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA) “…Burying the dead in a community touches the very belief systems which give value and meaning to life. … And the opportunity to address…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of Ebola Epidemic

Huffington Post: What Would It Really Take to Halt Ebola and Prevent Future Epidemics? Cheryl Healton, dean of global public health at New York University and director of the NYU Global Institute of Public Health, and Christopher Dickey, clinical associate professor at the institute “…The Ebola crisis, and future epidemics,…

$4B In Mid-Term Election Spending Could Go Far In Global Health

Huffington Post: 3 Things We Could Do With the Money Spent on the 2014 Midterm Elections Claire Standley, senior research scientist for the Global Health Security Program at Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University, and Sarah Kornblet, senior researcher in the program “This year’s mid-term…