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Trade Agreements Should Focus On Medical R&D, Not Intellectual Property Rights

The Hill: TPP should protect patients, not patents James Love, director of Knowledge Ecology International “…Among the controversial provisions [of the Trans-Pacific Partnership] are proposals to mandate extended patent terms, require a 12-year monopoly on the evidence used to register pricy biologic drugs, ramp up the enforcement of rights, make…

U.S. Global Health, Development Programs Create ‘Hope, Opportunity, And Stability’

Devex: Wisely spent, foreign aid saves lives Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) “…The United States plays an indispensable role in formulating global health and development strategies, forging coordination among governments, and responding to natural and man-made disasters. What few Americans may realize is that we do this, and more, with less…

World Leaders Must Commit To Ending Preventable Child, Maternal Deaths

Huffington Post: World Leaders Must Continue to Act to End Preventable Deaths Mark Shriver, president of the Save the Children Action Network “…I commend President Obama and other G7 leaders for their political leadership and sending a clear signal by making several vital commitments, including on maternal, newborn, and child…

Blog Post Examines SFOPs Bill Approved By House Appropriations Committee

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: U.S. House Appropriations Committee approves bill that flat lines global HIV, cuts family planning Rabita Aziz, policy research coordinator for the Center for Global Health Policy, reports on Thursday’s House Committee on Appropriations’ markup of the FY 2016 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations…

Kaiser Family Foundation Analysis Examines Global Health Components Of House SFOPs Bill

Kaiser Family Foundation: House Appropriations Committee Releases FY 2016 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill According to the foundation’s analysis of the House Committee on Appropriations’ FY 2016 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations bill, which includes funding for U.S. global health programs at USAID and the State Department, “Funding in…

NEJM Perspective Piece Examines TPP’s Potential Impact On Health Policy Issues

New England Journal of Medicine: The Trans-Pacific Partnership — Is It Bad for Your Health? Amy Kapczynski, professor of law at Yale Law School and faculty director of the Global Health Justice Partnership “International trade deals once focused primarily on tariffs. As a result, they had little direct effect on…

Kaiser Family Foundation Releases Updated Primer On U.S. Engagement In Global Health

Kaiser Family Foundation: The U.S. Government Engagement in Global Health: A Primer This updated primer provides a comprehensive overview of the U.S. government’s engagement in global health issues. Specifically, the document includes basic information about global health challenges; provides a brief history of the evolving response from the U.S. government…

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