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U.S. Policy Prohibiting Health Campaigns For Covert Operations ‘Is A Positive Move’

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Smart Global Health”: Fake CIA Vaccine Campaign: When the End Doesn’t Justify the Means Todd Summers, senior adviser at the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, and J. Stephen Morrison, senior vice president and director of the center, write about a new White House policy…

CSIS Event Examines Transition To Local Response In HIV Care, Prevention

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: A PEPFAR transition that works? An international HIV responder supports its local replacements and sees promise, opportunities Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, reports from an event at the Center…

Global Alliance Working To Bring Clean Cookstoves To Billions Of People

Nature: Global health: Deadly dinners “…[T]he urgency to transition billions of people around the world to cleaner forms of cooking has never been greater, in light of recent research revealing that emissions from traditional cooking-stoves pose a bigger threat than previously thought. … Environmental organizations, development groups and others have…

U.S. Foreign Assistance Investments Must Prioritize Maternal, Child Nutrition

The Hill: Call to action on global nutrition Bill Frist, former Senate majority leader (R-Tenn.) “The United States has shown courageous leadership over the last decade on global health. … But even as funding for global health soared, foundational programs promoting maternal and child nutrition were largely overlooked. Yet the…

Obama Should Condemn Myanmar’s Oppression Of, Denial Of Health Care For Rohingya

New York Times: Myanmar’s Appalling Apartheid Nicholas Kristof, New York Times columnist “…Welcome to Myanmar, where tremendous democratic progress is being swamped by crimes against humanity toward the Rohingya, a much-resented Muslim minority in this Buddhist country. … This year, the Myanmar authorities have cracked down even harder, making the…

Blog Presents First Part Of Two-Part Interview With Birx

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Ambassador Deborah Birx on Uganda, and why she doesn’t say “country ownership” Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, presents Part I of a “Science Speaks” interview with PEPFAR’s new leader,…

Number Of U.S. Measles Cases Reaches 20-Year High

New York Times: Measles Cases in U.S. Reach a 20-Year High “Largely because of resistance to vaccination, cases of measles have reached a 20-year high in the United States, federal health officials said on Thursday…” (McNeil, 5/29).

Universal Immunization Critical To Prevent Outbreaks, Such As Measles

Washington Post: As measles cases increase, a sharp call for vaccinations “Even when there are significant gains against infectious diseases, there can be reversals. … The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday that there have already been more [measles] cases this year [in the U.S.], 288, than in…

USAID To Work More With Business Community

Devex: How USAID’s approach to partnerships is evolving “The U.S. Agency for International Development has been pushing cross-sectoral partnerships for years. Now, with the creation of the U.S. Global Development Lab, the agency has a new platform and more holistic approach to working with partners. In a recent conversation with…

Public Health Programs ‘Should Be Politically Neutral’

The Lancet: Polio eradication: the CIA and their unintended victims “…On May 16, 2014, the White House announced that the CIA will no longer use vaccination programs as a cover for espionage. The news comes in the wake of a series of militant attacks on polio vaccination workers in Pakistan,…

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