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Quality, Efficiency Must Be Top Considerations In Working Toward Universal Health Care

Bloomberg Businessweek: Why Universal Health Care Is No Cure-All Charles Kenny, senior fellow at the Center for Global Development “…While the call for universal health care in every country is now the official stance of the World Health Organization, attempts to meet that goal have often seen limited returns. The…

U.S. State Department Releases Report On Progress In Landmine Clearance

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Clear Land Mines Off the Earth U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry discusses the release of “To Walk the Earth in Safety Report,” which chronicles U.S. progress and efforts to clear landmines and other unexploded ordnance in more than 60 countries (12/8).

U.S., Britain Must Alleviate Syrian, Other Refugee Crises

The Guardian: Britain and the U.S. must help mend the Syrian refugee crisis they helped create Simon Jenkins, journalist and author “…Some four million people are living in camps reliant on the U.N.’s World Food Programme, not to mention other camps caused by wars in Sudan, Somalia, and the Central…

Ebola Solidifies Some Lawmakers’ Commitment To Biomedical Research Spending

Roll Call: Ebola Drives Interest in More Biomedical Research “…Top appropriators from both parties say they are committed to investing in biomedical research, particularly the National Institutes of Health. But the parties have not agreed on how to boost that funding, and lawmakers also have criticized some of the government’s…

Ebola Response In Sierra Leone Struggles With Poor Coordination, Inefficiency

New York Times: As Ebola Rages, Poor Planning Thwarts Efforts “…Aid officials in Sierra Leone say poor coordination among aid groups, government mismanagement, and some glaring inefficiencies are costing countless lives. … Many aid officials in Sierra Leone said they crave a more effective command structure. The government runs a…

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