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What To Do About Antibiotic Resistance: A Lancet Infectious Diseases editorial describes the growing public concerns over a global rise in antimicrobial resistance. “Bearing in mind that our objective is to contain antibiotic resistance rather than eradicate it, several policies could be adopted to help guarantee a future for antibiotics,” the…

Opinions: Foreign Aid; Congressman’s Global War On Abortion

Foreign Aid Does More Harm Than Good The idea that wealthy countries have a moral obligation to provide aid to poor nations “persists in the face of overwhelming evidence that such ‘aid’ does the world’s poor more harm than good,” Marian Tupy, a senior fellow at the Legatum Institute in London, writes in…

Opinions: Foreign Aid Budget; Asking Beneficiaries For Feedback; Least-Developed Countries

Cut Foreign Aid Budget “As the CR [continuing resolution] talks between the House Republicans and the administration and Senate Democrats near their deadline, the House negotiators should put America’s foreign aid budget on the table,” Dick Morris, a former adviser to Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.) and President Clinton, writes in…

Health Advocates File Petition With U.N. Over Proposed Trade Agreement Among Several Countries

Several health advocacy groups have submitted a letter [.pdf] to U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health Anand Grover “outlining their objections” to negotiations over a trans-Pacific partnership (TPP) agreement being negotiated by the governments of Australia, Brunei, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, United States and Vietnam, claiming that the agreement would inhibit access to low-cost medications in developing countries, BMJ News reports.

Facing Possible Cuts, International Aid Advocates Attempt To Drum Up Support For Foreign Assistance

International aid groups are “scrambling to engage members of Congress and the American public in a dialogue about the need to secure U.S. foreign assistance funding” as the “next deadline for the U.S. Congress to pass a full fiscal year 2011 budget or another short-term continuing resolution is fast approaching” and discussions on the FY12 budget need to begin, the Devex blog “Obama’s Foreign Aid Reform” reports.

Also In Global Health News: Sanitation Workshop; Bachelet’s Leadership; Measles In DRC; Global Water Shortages In Urban Areas By 2050

Regional Urban Sanitation, Hygiene Workshop Opens In Rwanda A three-day regional workshop on urban sanitation and hygiene kicked off on Tuesday in Kigali, Rwanda, the New Times/allAfrica.com reports. The workshop, which is bringing together more than 60 urban sanitation and hygiene professionals from several countries in the region, aims to “provide a…