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World Leaders Must Take ‘Decisive Action’ Against Antimicrobial Resistance

World Post: Superbugs: Why We Need Action Now Monique Eloit, director general of the World Organization for Animal Health; Margaret Chan, director general of the WHO; and José Graziano da Silva, director general of the Food and Agriculture Organization “…In September the United Nations General Assembly will debate how best…

Increased Political Attention, Focus On Excluded Groups Critical To Achieving SDGs

Huffington Post: The Sustainable Development Goals After One Year — Already In Need Of Course Correction Michael Klosson, vice president for policy and humanitarian response at Save the Children “…[The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)] will not be achieved without ending both poverty, but also discrimination against excluded groups of children.…

Elimination Of Maternal, Neonatal Tetanus Possible With Improved Access To Care

Huffington Post: Reaching Mothers to Reach Children Folake Olayinka, Aspen New Voices fellow “…The occurrence of neonatal tetanus is a triple failure: of vaccination services, [antenatal care (ANC)], and obstetric care. Yet India has shown by its elimination of maternal and neonatal tetanus that prevention, even in poorly served areas,…

Broken Medical Equipment In Low-Income Countries Represents Lack Of Local Health Worker Engagement In Donation Decision Process

NPR: Rage Against The Busted Medical Machines Nahid Bhadelia, infectious disease physician at Boston Medical Center and director of infection control at the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory “…When medical equipment breaks down in the developing world, it often stays broken. There are usually few supply chains to get replacement…

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