Ten essential reforms before the next pandemic: a report on the global response to Ebola

Source: Will Ebola change the game? Ten essential reforms before the next pandemic. The report of the Harvard-LSHTM Independent Panel on the Global Response to Read More

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Women still sidelined in peacekeeping efforts, U.N. Women report finds

Women play a crucial role in creating and sustaining peace, but investments in achieving gender equality remain low, according to a new report. The 400-page review commissioned by U.N. Women details progress made on the implementation of Security Council resolution 1325, which ensured that women would have equal participation in efforts to maintain and promote

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To Meet U.N. Goal Of Ending Hunger By 2030, World Must Eat Less Meat, Waste Less Food, Improve…

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Kale or steak? Change in diet key to U.N. plan to end hunger by 2030 “…Later this month, world leaders are set to endorse a U.N. goal to eliminate hunger by 2030, but they will have to convince their citizens to adopt new eating habits first, experts say.


Effects of Expanded California Health Coverage on Hospitals: Implications for ACA Medicaid…

Objective To assess the effects on hospitals of early California actions to expand insurance coverage for low-income uninsured adults after passage of the Affordable Care Act.

Hillary Clinton Says U.S. Should Review Helms Amendment To Allow Assistance For Abortion As…

CNN: Clinton on rape, abortion in war zones “Hillary Clinton said Sunday she believes that because rape is increasingly being used as a weapon of war, the United States should help the victims by finding a way to get around a law that bars U.S. foreign assistance funds for abortion. Clinton was asked at a…More

Emerging roles and competencies of district and sub-district pharmacists: a case study from…

Background: District and sub-district pharmacist positions were created during health sector reform in South Africa.

Conceptual and institutional gaps: understanding how the WHO can become a more effective…

Background: Two themes consistently emerge from the broad range of academics, policymakers and opinion leaders who have proposed changes to the World Health Organization (WHO): that reform efforts are too slow, and that they do too little to strengthen WHO’s capacity to facilitate cross-sectoral collaboration.

TPP Would Provide National Security Benefits, Help Protect U.S. From Risks Such As Disease…

POLITICO: Why Asian trade is a national security issue David Carden, a partner with law firm Jones Day and former U.S. ambassador to ASEAN; and David Adelman, a partner with the law firm Reed Smith and former U.S. Ambassador to Singapore “…The provisions in the [Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)] — and the deeper engagement with our…More

Ten essential reforms before the next pandemic: a report on the global response to Ebola


Source: Will Ebola change the game? Ten essential reforms before the next pandemic. The report of the Harvard-LSHTM Independent Panel on the Global Response to Read More

The Return of the Migrants: Do Employers Value their Foreign Work Experience? Guest Post by…

This is the first of our series of posts by students on the job market this year. Return migration is an important channel through which migrant-sending countries stand to benefit from international migration. Experts often cite “brain gain” as its chief benefit: migrants not only bring back their original human capital but also new skills, connections, and experience acquired in foreign countries (see for example IOM 2008, Dayton-Johnson et al. 2009, and this UN report). But whether or not domestic employers in fact value foreign work experience in production processes at home is unclear.

Blog Post Examines TPP’s Potential Impact On Global Health, Pact’s Approval Process

Center for Global Health Technologies’ “Breakthroughs”: TPP: What does it mean for global health and what’s next? Courtney Carson, GHTC’s senior policy and advocacy associate, writes, “Below I break down [intellectual property (IP)] protections in [the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)], describe their potential impact on health technologies, and discuss how these provisions compare to the changes…More

Unsettled World Creates New Challenges for Polio Eradication—IMB

Stopping all polio transmission by the end of 2016 will require enhanced security for immunization campaigns and devising ways to vaccinate children in increasingly complicated settings, the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) of the Global Polio Eradication initiative argues in its October report. Fluctuating security situations along with growing displaced populations create a heightened risk of outbreaks, not just in the Middle East, but in parts of Europe as well since refugees sometimes skirt designated camps and avoid registration in attempts to resettle.

Why is the World Bank Group dragging its feet over its disastrous policy on funding healthcare?

Oxfam health policy lead Anna Marriott gets back from maternity leave to find that the World Bank Group is dragging its feet over a disastrous health contract in Lesotho Back in April 2014, World Bank Group President Jim Kim said in a televised interview (19 ½ minutes in) that his organisation would be ‘the’ go-to group to understand how health sector public private partnerships (PPPs) …

Political Violence In Burundi Forcing Many To Flee Homes, Face Food Insecurity

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Violence, hunger, poverty stalk troubled Burundi, many flee homes “Political violence, a shrinking economy, and biting aid cuts are worsening poverty and hunger across Burundi, amid reports that thousands of people are internally displaced and unable to get help…” (Migiro, 11/18).

Blockades At Nepal’s Border With India Harming Children, ‘Threatens’ Country’s Future,…

The Guardian: Nepal border blockade ‘threatens the future of the country itself,’ says U.N. “UNICEF has cautioned that the blockade of Nepal’s border posts with India ‘threatens the future of the country itself.’ … ‘First, there was a devastating act of nature — the earthquakes that took and damaged so many lives,’ said Anthony Lake,…More

Healthcare under siege: Geopolitics of medical service provision in the Gaza Strip

Publication date: December 2015 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 146 Author(s): Ron J.

The cost of treating hepatitis C, and the cost of neglect . . . We’re reading about lost and…

Categories: What we’re readingHepatitis C: cost of lost opportunities – Among the estimated 150 million people infected with hepatitis C virus, about 75 percent represent the poorest and most marginalized populations in middle income countries, where, stigma, poverty, and policies hinder access to both harm reduction prevention measures and then to treatment. While the costs of untreated infection […](Read more…)

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