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CDC Continues Efforts To Eliminate Epidemic Meningitis In Sub-Saharan Africa

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: Looking back with pride… Looking ahead with Confidence Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, provides a historical overview of CDC’s efforts to eliminate meningitis epidemics as a public health threat in sub-Saharan Africa, including through the use of MenAfriVac, “the…

Trump Administration’s Global Women’s Health Policies Not ‘Pro-Life’

New York Times: Trump Thinks This Is Pro-Life? Nicholas Kristof, New York Times columnist “When President Trump and his (male) aides sit at a conference table deciding to cut off money to women’s health programs abroad, they call it a ‘pro-life’ move. Yet here in Haiti, I’ll tell you the…

U.S. Food Aid In Need Of Reform To Improve Efficiency, Cost Effectiveness

Washington Post: How to get more out of the dollars Americans spend helping the world’s hungry Editorial Board “…Title II of the Food for Peace Act, the main source of emergency food aid, requires the United States to supply international famine relief programs with American-grown products and to ship at…

Continued Support Of USAID NTD Program, Collaborative Partnerships Necessary To End NTDs

The Hill: Securing America’s legacy in the fight against neglected tropical diseases Mary Ann Peters, CEO of the Carter Center, former U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh “…[N]ews rarely captures one of the biggest global health successes to date: our country’s efforts to eliminate neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). The NTD Program is…

Devex Examines Potential Impacts Of Reduced Aid Transparency Under Trump Administration

Devex: What will happen to aid transparency under Trump? “…For aid programs, openness, transparency, and accountability are important terms that are associated with building public confidence in the program. But it goes further than that. Open data, an important component of an open government, can increase the effectiveness of aid…

U.S. Should Invest In, Prioritize Foreign Aid

CNN: Melinda Gates: The best investment America can make Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…The money we spend on foreign aid is a long-term investment in Americans themselves. … When the United States invests in strengthening health systems abroad, it also makes deadly epidemics less…

AEI Scholar Roger Bate Expresses Concerns Over WHO’s Malaria Efforts, Trump Administration’s Funding For Agency

AEI’s “AEIdeas”: Global health spending and the Trump administration on World Malaria Day Roger Bate, AEI visiting scholar, discusse WHO’s role in properly addressing global malaria, saying the organization’s “latest draft report misses the big story of the moment. The biggest risk of malaria resurgence is resistance to artemisinin drugs.”…

Ahead Of World Malaria Day, CDC Recognizes U.S., Global Commitments To Eliminate Malaria

CDC’s “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report”: Announcement: World Malaria Day — April 25, 2017 “World Malaria Day is commemorated each year on April 25, the date in 2000 when leaders of 44 African nations met in Abuja, Nigeria, and committed their countries to reducing the number of malaria-related deaths. ……

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