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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Attempts To ‘Erase’ Some Words From Science Discourse Will Harm Public Health

Boston Globe: How censorship can harm public health Elizabeth Sommers, governing councilor of the American Public Health Association and a member of the Boston University School of Public Health Alumni Leadership Council; and Sandro Galea, dean and Robert A. Knox professor at Boston University School of Public Health “On Friday, a Washington Post report suggested…More

Trump Administration Reportedly Prohibiting Several Words From Use In CDC Budget Documents, By…

Washington Post: CDC gets list of forbidden words: Fetus, transgender, diversity “The Trump administration is prohibiting officials at the nation’s top public health agency from using a list of seven words or phrases — including ‘fetus’ and ‘transgender’ — in official documents being prepared for next year’s budget. Policy analysts at the Centers for Disease…More

Sanctions Against North Korea Hampering Humanitarian Aid Efforts, Organizations Say

Washington Post: Sanctions are hurting aid efforts — and ordinary people — in North Korea “Sanctions aimed at punishing the North Korean regime are hampering the ability of aid groups to operate inside the country, triggering warnings that the international campaign is harming ordinary North Koreans. Difficulties in obtaining supplies, including medical equipment, and in…More

USAID Invests Nearly $42M To Support WASH Activities In Haiti

Haiti Libre: Haiti — USA : $42M to support access to drinking water and sanitation “The United States took another step to support access to clean water for Haiti’s citizens and continuing the fight against cholera. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Water and Sanitation project supports the goal the United States shares with…More

U.S. Global Water Strategy An ‘Important American Commitment’ To WASH Efforts

The Hill: Clean water should be our next global accomplishment Sarina Prabasi, U.S. chief executive of WaterAid; and Susan Barnett, founder of Faiths for Safe Water and Cause Communications “…Perhaps the most inconceivable water challenge is the absence of WASH — water/sanitation/hygiene — in of all places: health care facilities. … The links between dirty…More

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

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