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Trump Administration, Governments Of Developing Countries Must Prioritize Malaria Efforts

Washington Post: Malaria is getting bigger and badder — and we’re not ready for it Robert Gebelhoff, assistant editor of the Washington Post’s In Theory “…Thanks to decades of using insecticides and drugs to stave [off] the mosquito-borne disease, malaria has slowly been evolving to get around our offenses. Without…

Civil Society Involvement Critical To TB Efforts, Addressing Stigma

The Guardian: Where is civil society in the fight against TB? Sophie Cousins, health writer “…[W]hy does [TB] not get the attention it warrants? Why is there so much stigma around TB? And where is the civil society movement that we saw with AIDS? When you contrast the extent of…

Mexico City Policy Threatens ‘Global Health Aid Writ Large’

The Lancet: The Trump global gag rule: an attack on U.S. family planning and global health aid Ann M. Starrs, president and CEO of the Guttmacher Institute “…Under [U.S. President] Trump’s [executive order reinstating the Mexico City policy], the gag rule now applies not only to U.S. bilateral family planning…

Scientists Must Hold Trump Administration Accountable To Facts, Free Speech

The Lancet: Free speech and facts in the Trump era Editorial Board “…Those who hold science and truth to be foundational aspects of civilization need to stand firm in our efforts to hold [U.S. President] Trump accountable to the truth he seems to so publicly disdain with his actions. One…

African Governments Should Commit To Scaling-Up National HPV Immunization Programs

CNBC Africa: Op-Ed: Africa is now in serious danger of sleepwalking into a cancer crisis Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Board chair of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance “…Currently 266,000 women die horrible deaths [from cervical cancer] every year — one every two minutes — of which 87 percent are in low- and middle-income…

Expanded Mexico City Policy Threatens Women’s Health, U.S. Leadership In Global Health

Washington Post: The Trump administration threatens to imperil women’s health worldwide Editorial Board “Some say the ‘Mexico City policy’ — a restriction on U.S. funds to international organizations that provide, advise, or discuss abortions — looks like a game of ping-pong. Republican administrations implement the rule, and Democratic ones volley…

Innovations In Health Care Delivery Will Play Critical Role In Global Efforts Against NCDs

Financial Times: Innovation needed to tackle global epidemic of non-communicable diseases Peter Piot, director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Novartis Foundation “…The prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is comparable to the greatest global health challenges we…

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