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International Community Must Plan For Long-Term Global Health Security Issues

The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Infectious disease emergencies: taking the long-term view Editorial Board “…Understandably, the attention of the public, politicians, and the media is dominated by the newest and scariest outbreak. But focusing on the disease du jour has its drawbacks. There is a danger of exaggerating risks, monopolizing resources,…

President-Elect Trump’s ‘America First’ Approach Does Not Have To Hurt Foreign Policy, Aid

Devex: Opinion: Foreign aid under Trump’s ‘America-first’ doctrine Alex Thier, incoming executive director of the Overseas Development Institute “While policy details are thin, President-elect Donald Trump’s likely views on foreign aid and development assistance can be summed up in two words: America first. … It is conceivable with a Trump…

International Development Community Must Continue To Prioritize Compassion In Work

The Guardian: Does Trump’s election mark the end of compassion in aid? Deborah Doane, writer and consultant on international development and sustainability “It comes as no surprise that a further victim will emerge from Donald Trump’s victory in this week’s U.S. election. Aside from climate change, migrants, and refugees, foreign…

Next WHO Director General Needs To Be Global Public Health Leader, Visionary

Science: Who should direct WHO? David L. Heymann, chair of the Health Protection Agency, United Kingdom; head of the Centre on Global Health Security at Chatham House, London; and professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine “…Having worked at WHO in a number of capacities in the…

Global Development Community Must Continue ‘To Stand Up For The Priorities And Values We Believe In’

Devex: Opinion: Seeing past the shock of the Trump victory Raj Kumar, founding president and editor-in-chief of Devex “…[P]resident-elect Trump could offer some new, more comprehensive vision on global development beyond infrequent expressions of skepticism of foreign aid in campaign speeches. But more likely is that existing conservative policy prescriptions…

Widespread Emergence Of Zika Presents Public Policy, Global Health Challenges

Huffington Post: Zika’s Rapid Rise and the Limp Global Response Reveal Dire Global Health Challenges Peter Katona, clinical professor of medicine in infectious diseases at UCLA “…In addition to the routine clinical and public health considerations given to all harmful emerging infections, for Zika there are socioeconomic, psychological, and public…

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