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Strengthening Epidemic Preparedness, Response Critical To Preventing Future Pandemics

Financial Times: Missing links: urgent action is needed to prevent future pandemics Steve Davis, president and CEO of PATH “…Improving epidemic preparedness and prevention should be one of our most urgent priorities. … Effective pandemic preparedness will depend on our ability to connect innovations, starting with research and development and…

Policymakers Should Heed Role Of Law In Improving Global Health

The Lancet: Law: an underused tool to improve health and wellbeing for all Editorial Board “One of the most potent tools to advance health and wellbeing and enshrine the right to health in local, regional, national, and international policies has not yet gained sufficient attention in global health discussions. A…

Editorial, Opinion Piece Discuss Potential Impacts, Implementation Of Mexico City Policy

New York Times: Mr. Trump’s ‘Gag Rule’ Will Harm Global Health Editorial Board “…Mr. Trump’s memorandum … would apply the policy to ‘global health assistance furnished by all departments or agencies.’ Although reproductive health groups are still studying the memorandum, this language would appear to apply to any international health funding…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Possible Implications Of Mexico City Policy On Women’s Rights, Health Worldwide

The Independent: As an obstetrician who just moved to America, I fear how far Donald Trump will take his anti-abortion stance Reena Aggarwal, obstetrician “…[B]y withdrawing [funding] from international development efforts [that] ease access to contraception services and family planning, Donald Trump has effectively restricted millions of women in developing…

Investing In CEPI Could Speed Up Vaccine Development

Nature: Vaccine initiative marks bold resolution Editorial Board “…For too long, the world has fatalistically acquiesced to a status quo in which, because there is no market for vaccines against pathogens that might never cause a major problem, there is no substantial investment in developing vaccines against them. Clearly, private…

International Community Must Continue To Work Together To End Female Genital Mutilation

U.S. News & World Report: Stop the Silence Jaha Dukureh, founder and executive director of Safe Hands for Girls “…For the first time ever, the international community is standing up [against female genital mutilation and cutting]. This December we hosted the historic End Violence Against Girls: Summit on female genital…

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