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Electrification Can Help Curb Deaths From Indoor Air Pollution

Forbes: The World’s Biggest Environmental Killer: Indoor Air Pollution Bjorn Lomborg, director of Copenhagen Consensus Center and adjunct professor at Copenhagen Business School “Political heavyweights such as Secretary of State John Kerry and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon name climate change the ‘defining issue of our times’ and ‘perhaps the…

Government R&D Funding Invaluable To Finding Disease Cures

Washington Post: Eradication of hepatitis C on the horizon Lenny Bernstein, Washington Post columnist “It’s an easy and reliable applause line for budget cutters to find some basic medical research and complain that it’s a complete waste of money, especially if those dollars are put up by taxpayers, as they…

Blog Post Discusses Importance Of U.S. Foreign Assistance

Humanosphere: Let’s expand our global humanitarian efforts rather than ‘pull back’ from world stage Bill Clapp, founder and chair of Global Washington and co-founder of the Seattle International Foundation, discusses the importance of U.S. foreign assistance in a guest piece for the blog (5/12).

Blog Post Highlights Importance Of Electrify Africa Act

Center for Global Development’s “Rethinking U.S. Development Policy”: Three Reasons House Passage of the Electrify Africa Act Is Big News Erin Collinson, a policy outreach associate at CGD, outlines three reasons why the House of Representatives’ passage of the Electrify Africa Act (HR 2548) — a bill aimed at improving…

U.S. Senators Introduce Bill To Expand Violence Against Women Act Globally

The Hill: Senators propose going global with the Violence Against Women Act “Senators on Thursday introduced a bipartisan bill aimed at expanding the protections in the Violence Against Women Act to people around the globe. … [The] bill, introduced after nearly 300 girls were kidnapped in Nigeria, would make the…

Institute Of Medicine Symposium Addresses Antimicrobial Resistance

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Smart Global Health”: (Guarded) Optimism that the world will begin to deal with antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in 2014 J. Christopher Daniel, a senior associate with the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, discusses antimicrobial resistance and a recent Institute of Medicine (IOM) symposium on the…

CDC Launches Initiative Targeting Neglected Parasitic Diseases In U.S.

Huffington Post: The CDC’s New Initiative on Parasitic Infections Peter Hotez, founding dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine “This week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a new initiative that targets parasitic diseases in the United States. Coinciding with the publication of a series of…

USAID Celebrates Delivery Of 1B NTD Treatments

USAID on Thursday launched One Billion and Counting: Accelerating Action to Eliminate NTDs by 2020 to “celebrat[e] its support of the delivery of one billion neglected tropical disease (NTD) treatments that are helping more than 465 million people in 25 countries in some of the world’s poorest populations,” according to…

Fauci Discusses Importance Of Federal Research Funding At Briefing

At a congressional briefing hosted Wednesday by the Coalition for Life Sciences, Anthony Fauci, director of the NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, discussed the importance of federal funding for research and development, the Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” notes (Aziz, 5/8).

State Department Official Highlights Progress On Transgender Rights In South Asia

Writing in the U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote” blog, Richard Hoagland, principal deputy assistant secretary of State for the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, discusses the “progress for the human rights of transgender persons throughout the South Asia region. … As people around the world prepare to celebrate…

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