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U.K.’s Demand For More Accountability, Transparency For International Development Aid Should Be Viewed With ‘Cautious Optimism’

Thomson Reuters Foundation: 2016: reasons to be (cautiously) optimistic Saira O’Mallie, U.K. interim director of ONE “…[W]hile it’s tempting to have a pessimistic view of 2016, it wasn’t without positives for the world’s poorest. … But more needs to be done in 2017. … June’s U.K./E.U. Referendum precipitated the change…

New Outbreaks Like Zika Divert Attention From Existing Mosquito-Borne Disease Challenges

The Guardian: Outbreaks like Zika distract us from other medical emergencies Gary Finnegan, editor in chief at Break Dengue “…[E]fforts to develop … dengue response strategies are being slowed down by the outbreak of a more headline grabbing mosquito-borne virus — Zika. … The Zika outbreak has, quite rightly, spent…

7 International Family Planning Issues To Consider In 2017

Devex: Opinion: 7 international family planning trends that will shape 2017 Christopher H. Purdy, president and CEO of DKT International, and Phil Harvey, chair of the DKT Board of Directors “Use of modern contraception is increasing in developing countries, including in historically low-performing regions such as West Africa. However, contraceptive…

Opinion Piece, Editorial Discuss Availability, Development Of Zika, Ebola Vaccines

New York Times: A Zika Vaccine, but for Whom? Patrick Adams, freelance journalist, and Cameron Nutt, student at Harvard Medical School “The race for a Zika vaccine, one of the most pressing priorities in global health, is at full throttle. More than a dozen companies and government institutions are working…

Next Generation Can Help Stop Future Pandemics

Medium: Talking with the Next Generation about the Next Pandemic Trevor Mundel, president of global health at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…The vast majority of people alive today have never experienced a serious pandemic. While Ebola and Zika have raised awareness of the risks we face, few of…

WHO DG Candidate Flavia Bustreo Describes Vision For WHO’s Future

Huffington Post: A vision for WHO for 2017 and beyond Flavia Bustreo, assistant director general for family, women’s, and children’s health at the WHO, and vice chair of the Board of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance “As I turn the calendar page to January 2017, I am keen to look ahead…

Opinion Pieces Examine President-Elect Trump’s Foreign Policy Team

Washington Post: Trump is unifying the fractured GOP foreign policy establishment Hugh Hewitt, host of The Hugh Hewitt Show, NBC News political analyst, and author “Candidate Donald Trump never had much in the way of support from the traditional Republican foreign policy establishment. President-elect Trump is changing that. He has…

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