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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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U.S. Secretary Of State Tillerson Addresses Department During Town Hall Meeting, Outlines…

Washington Post: Tillerson moves to change the narrative about him and stop rumors of a ‘Rexit’ “Secretary of State Rex Tillerson isn’t acting like a man who’s planning to leave his job anytime soon. Speaking to State Department employees Tuesday in a town hall televised throughout the building and to U.S. missions around the world,…More


POLITICO Examines U.S. Government Efforts To Combat Antimicrobial Resistance As Part Of…

POLITICO: Inside the government’s war on microbes “…Health leaders have been sounding the alarm that infectious disease could become the first big medical gain that humans eventually surrender. … Part of the problem is that this is one medical calamity the private sector isn’t well-suited to fix. … So Washington has stepped into the gap.…More


Sanctions, Diplomatic Pressure Should Be Applied To North Korea As Potential Threat Of…

Washington Post: There’s a deadly new threat from North Korea Editorial Board “…Now comes news that [North Korean leader Kim Jong Un] is collecting the capabilities and know-how for biological weapons that could be used for germ warfare. The Post’s Joby Warrick reports that North Korea has been acquiring the essential machinery and seeking the…More


Blog Post Discusses How Supporting Local Change Agents Can Advance UHC

Results for Development: Universal Health Coverage: How can we best support local change agents, whether they are in DC or Dhaka? Gina Lagomarsino, president and CEO of R4D, recognizes Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day, reflects on her experience working to expand health coverage in Washington, D.C. and applies lessons learned to a global context, and…More


U.S. House Committee Warns WHO’s IARC Funding Could Be Cut If Transparency Not Improved

Reuters: U.S. House committee ‘may reconsider’ WHO cancer agency funds “U.S. congressional committee members warned on Friday that Washington’s funding of the World Health Organization’s cancer research agency could be halted unless it is more open about its operations. In a letter to the France-based International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) — a semi-autonomous…More


Transcript, Videos Of Washington Post Live HIV/AIDS Event Available Online

Washington Post: Transcript – Pathways to Progress: Combating the HIV/AIDS Epidemic Videos and a transcript of “Pathways to Progress: Combating the HIV/AIDS Epidemic,” a Washington Post Live event convening top health officials, researchers, and advocates for a discussion about HIV/AIDS, are available online (12/5).


Diplomatic Professionals’ Exodus From U.S. State Department Is National Security Emergency

Washington Post: The national security emergency we’re not talking about Madeleine K. Albright, former U.S. secretary of state “…It is simply a fact that the United States relies on diplomacy as our first line of defense — to cement alliances, build coalitions, address global problems, and find ways to protect our interests without resorting to…More


U.S. Secretary Of State Tillerson Addresses State Department Restructuring, Says ‘No…

POLITICO: Tillerson fends off ‘redesign’ critics “Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday dismissed mounting criticism of his plan to restructure the State Department, insisting ‘there is no hollowing out’ of the agency but that it can be run more efficiently and with less funding. Addressing questions after a speech on U.S.-European relations in Washington,…More


Bipartisan Group Of Senators Requests State Department Reviews Of Mexico City Policy Impacts

ELLE: Sen. Shaheen Leads Bipartisan Letter to the State Department, Seeking to Measure the Harm of Trump’s “Global Gag Rule” “…Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) have written to the State Department, urging officials examine the impact of the [Mexico City policy, or global gag rule (GGR)].…More


Madagascar Plague Outbreak Slowing, WHO Says, Urges Continued Vigilance

Washington Times: WHO: Plague outbreak in Madagascar is slowing “Madagascar’s ‘unprecedented’ outbreak of plague is slowing, but responders cannot afford to ease off the fight until the risk of transmission dies down in the spring, the World Health Organization said Monday. WHO officials said the number of reported cases of bubonic and pneumonic plague has…More


WASH Progress Being Made But More Education Needed To End Open Defecation

Inter Press Service: “Ambition & Action” Needed to End Open Defecation “What would life be like without access to a toilet? What if our waste was not properly disposed of? For those in the developed world, such questions are hard to fathom, but for 2.3 billion people around the world it’s a reality. … The…More


Saudi-Led Coalition Blockades Worsen Humanitarian Situation In Yemen; Trump Administration…

Washington Post: Children are starving in Yemen. The White House should intervene. Editorial Board “…Yemen’s 28 million people depend on imports for up to 90 percent of their basic needs, including food, fuel, and medicine. … Saudi Arabia imposed the blockade after a missile allegedly fired by the Houthis came close to its capital, Riyadh.…More


Trump Administration Should ‘Explicitly Back’ U.N. Investigation Of Myanmar’s Treatment…

Washington Post: Tillerson is right to call for justice for the Rohingya. He’s naive to think Burma will deliver. Editorial Board “Secretary of State Rex Tillerson too often has shown a disregard for human rights issues, especially in his public diplomacy. So his news conference in Burma on Wednesday was a welcome departure. … Mr.…More


Long-Term Investments In, Improved WASH Critical To Women’s, Girls’ Health, Achieving…

Inter Press Service: Decent Toilets for Women & Girls Vital for Gender Equality Tim Wainwright, chief executive at WaterAid “…Being denied access to safe, private toilets is particularly dangerous for women and girls, impacting on their health and education, and exposing them to an increased risk of harassment and even attack. … Next summer, leaders…More


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