To Use or Not to Use: the Clinical Dilemma of Antimicrobials

    Understandably frustrated after 4 weeks of mild coughing, a nicely dressed businesswoman had come for an evaluation. I looked for infection in her Read More

Thoughts After 22 Years of Consumption and Organizing a Food System Symposium

Sarah Dwyer is passionate about developing a multidisciplinary understanding of the ways that food affects health through her work with a community-led nutrition education program Read More

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Conflict, Humanitarian Crises Fuel Cholera, Polio Outbreaks In Yemen, Syria

Washington Post: How war brought cholera and polio back to the Middle East “As war ravages public health systems in Yemen and Syria, doctors are treating epidemics and diseases they once thought were things of the past. In Yemen, it is cholera, a bacterial disease spreading so fast, [more than] 160,000 people have fallen sick…More

New WHO Director General Faces Several Challenges

Washington Post: The World Health Organization just picked a new leader. These are the challenges he faces. Joshua Busby, associate professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin; Karen Grépin, associate professor in the Department of Health Sciences at Wilfrid Laurier University; Jeremy Youde, fellow and senior lecturer…More

U.S. Must Fund Tools To Help Prevent, Address Food Insecurity, Famine

Washington Post: Five myths about famine Gayle Smith, president and chief executive of the ONE Campaign “We are facing one of the worst humanitarian crises since World War II. As the looming threat and tragic reality of famine spread across South Sudan, northern Nigeria, Somalia, and Yemen, 20 million people are in urgent need of…More

U.S. Congress Should Fully Fund Disease Prevention Efforts; Trump Should Immediately Appoint…

The Hill: America can’t afford to cut money from its war against infectious diseases Richard J. Kuhn, director of the Purdue Institute of Inflammation, Immunology, and Infectious Disease at Purdue University “It’s true that an ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure, and it’s a critical lesson for Washington to remember…More

FAO, WFP Directors In D.C. To Lobby For Additional Funding To Assist Famine Relief Efforts In 4…

Devex: U.N. WFP, FAO chiefs unite to lobby for famine relief “The heads of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and the U.N. World Food Programme were in Washington, D.C., on Monday, in an effort to garner attention and funds for famine relief in South Sudan, Yemen, Somalia, and Nigeria. Visibly frustrated with the…More

‘Science Speaks’ Highlights Global Health-Related Pieces On Climate Change, Proposed Cuts…

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: We’re reading about climate change policy, global disease funding and international research — and how decisions in Washington hit home, around the world Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” highlights recently published articles on several global health-related topics, including concerns about President Trump’s recent announcement…More

U.N. Receives Pledges For Only 36% Of $6.1B Request To Address Hunger Crises In 4 Nations

Washington Post: The U.N. asked for billions to avert four hunger crises. The money didn’t arrive. “At the beginning of this year, the United Nations made one of its boldest requests ever for funding. It needed billions of dollars to fund a humanitarian response, said Secretary-General António Guterres, or as many as 20 million people…More

Trump Administration Should Not Force Haitians In U.S. Under TPS Program To Return To Native…

Washington Post: Mr. Trump, don’t send 50,000 Haitians back to a life of hardship Editorial Board “Last month, on the very day the State Department cautioned Americans on the dangers of traveling to Haiti, the Trump administration warned more than 50,000 Haitians living legally in the United States that they may be forced to return…More

Venezuela Faces Hunger Crisis, Needs To Accept Humanitarian Aid

Washington Post: Venezuela’s hunger crisis is for real Francisco Toro, executive editor of the Caracas Chronicles “…More and more, … households [in Venezuela are] pursuing the kind of emergency adaptation strategies usually associated with famines in war-torn countries. Sixty-three percent report turning to ‘unusual foods,’ 70 percent report that they’ve stopped consuming types of food…More

African Communities Struck By Food Crises Try To Fill Gaps In Aid

Washington Post: Covering the world’s biggest hunger crises, I saw people with nothing give everything to save a life Kevin Sieff, the Washington Post’s Africa bureau chief “Over the past few months I’ve reported from Somalia, South ­Sudan, and Nigeria, sites of the three largest hunger crises in sub-Saharan Africa. In each country, overstretched humanitarian…More

Indian Health Officials Knew About Country’s First Zika Cases But Decided Against Public…

Washington Post: Officials knew about India’s first Zika case for months. But they didn’t tell anybody. “Officials in India knew about the country’s first case of Zika virus infection months ago. But they didn’t alert the public because they didn’t want ‘people to start panicking,’ one health official said this week.

Recognizing Link Between Climate Change, Epidemics Vital To Prevention, Management Of Diseases

Washington Post: Another deadly consequence of climate change: The spread of dangerous diseases Brian Deese, senior fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at Harvard’s Kennedy School, and Ronald A. Klain, contributing Washington Post columnist, White House Ebola response coordinator from 2014 to 2015, and senior adviser to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign “With…More

Is technology a third lever for financing the SDGs?

When governments adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), their message was one of ambition: a world in which poverty is eliminated, growth made sustainable, ecosystems restored, and no one is left behind. This came with a price tag: annual investment needs of $4 trillion. With only $1.5 trillion now being invested, this means closing an investment gap of $2.5 trillion every year until 2030. For International Finance Institutions, this is the central challenge of our time. It involves aligning the interest of global savers, and the investors who represent them, with the interest of citizens as they are expressed through the SDGs

News Outlets Continue To Examine Potential Impacts Of Trump Administration’s Proposed FY18…

Devex: Webinar: What’s next for the U.S. budget process and what you can do to prepare “…Devex Editor-in-Chief Raj Kumar spoke to Washington insider and Kyle House Group Founding Partner Porter Delaney for an in-depth look at what’s next for the budget process and what development professionals can do to prepare for it. During the…More

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