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Opinion Piece Highlights 10 Memorable Global Health Moments In 2015

Huffington Post: 10 Defining Moments that Shaped Global Health in 2015 Margarite Nathe, senior editor and writer at IntraHealth International “When you look back on 2015, what will you remember? … Here are 10 of the moments that lit (or littered) our path to greater health and well-being in 2015:…

Taliban Begin Supporting Polio-Eradication Efforts In Afghanistan, Bloomberg Reports

Bloomberg Business: Taliban Join Global Effort to Kill Off Polio in 2016 “…The insurgent group, whose anti-government attacks have stoked insecurity in Afghanistan and hampered vaccinators, is working alongside local and international health authorities to wipe out the last vestiges of polio, marshaling thousands of people to immunize vulnerable children…”…

Environment, Malnutrition, Safe Drinking Water More Important Issues Than Church’s Stance On Condoms For HIV Prevention, Pope Francis Says

Associated Press: Pope: There are bigger issues than condoms and HIV “Pope Francis has dismissed a question about whether condoms can be condoned in the fight against AIDS by saying there are more important issues confronting the world, like malnutrition, environmental exploitation, and the lack of safe drinking water. ……

Opinion Pieces Recognize World AIDS Day, Discuss Strategies To End Epidemic

CNN: Time to write last chapter on HIV Chris Beyrer, president of the International AIDS Society and Desmond Tutu professor of public health and human rights at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Anthony S. Fauci, director of the NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases…

OIC Nations Should Work With U.S. Partners, Others To Scale Up NTD Control, Elimination

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases: Impact of the Neglected Tropical Diseases on Human Development in the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Nations Peter J. Hotez, co-editor in chief of PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases and U.S. science envoy for the Middle East and North Africa; and Jennifer R. Herricks, postdoctoral fellow at Rice…

Pope Francis Should End Catholic Church’s Condom Ban To Help Halt Spread Of HIV

Slate: Pope Francis Should End the Ban on Condoms Justin Lynch, editorial fellow at the New America Foundation and journalist “…[T]he Catholic Church, where its intervention is needed most, has taken a fundamental stance against any use of contraception. … When Pope Francis visit[ed] Kenya, Uganda, and the Central African…