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How Foreign Aid Helps Americans

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A Global Health Memo to the Next US President

This post originally appeared in the Huffington Post.In every African and Southeast Asian country I have visited in the past year, I’ve heard people ask the same question: Who will become the next US president? And the unasked question at the heart of their query is always: What will that mean for us?The US remains among the most generous donors in the world when it comes to foreign assistance. Countries look to us not only for funds but for leadership on global health security around HIV, Zika, Ebola, and other emerging health threats. It makes me immensely proud to be a US citizen.If there is one thing I want to be sure the next US president knows, it is that foreign assistance is investment.

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Economic Analysis of the Impact of Overseas and Domestic Treatment and Screening Options for…

by Brian Maskery, Margaret S. Coleman, Michelle Weinberg, Weigong Zhou, Lisa Rotz, Alexander Klosovsky, Paul T.

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More Than 40 U.S. Military Personnel Infected With Zika

The Atlantic: Zika’s Threat to the U.S. Military “More than 40 members of the U.S. military have contracted the Zika virus this year in countries where it is present, government officials said; among them a pregnant woman, for whom Zika can be particularly dangerous. The news was first reported by the Military Times Monday. The…More

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Confirmed Reports Of Local Zika Transmission In Florida Prompt U.S. Senate Democrats To Call…

Devex: Cecile Richards on the Zika funding blockade “Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards has fought her fair share of battles to protect the health services organization’s work around the world. Now she’s fighting for the opportunity to tackle a global threat: Zika. Richards stopped by the Devex studio after meetings on Capitol Hill where she…More

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Obama administration expands Central American refugee program

The White House has announced it will soon expand efforts to help Central American families and children legally immigrate to the United States, after previous efforts largely failed to provide protection to the vast number of refugees crossing the border. White House Deputy Homeland Security Adviser, Amy Pope, said Tuesday that part of the expansion

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Russia in Syria: Aid in one hand and bombs in the other

Russia announced Thursday that it is working with the Syrian government to provide aid to civilians fleeing the city of Aleppo, which is currently under siege by Syrian armed forces. As if that weren’t enough of a contradiction, Human Rights Watch announced on the same day that Russia was helping Syria to use cluster munitions against

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U.N. sanctions on North Korea hurts aid efforts

North Korea is among the 37 countries the Food and Agriculture Organization said is in need of outside food assistance because of problems caused by El Niño. The authoritarian regime rejects help from most countries, making it difficult to support the 18 million North Koreans who do not have a sufficiently diverse diet. To make matters worse,

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Public Health or Politics: The Recent History of America’s Gun Epidemic and What Public…

James Michiel is an American public health technologist and writer. He holds an MPH in Epidemiology from the Boston University School of Public Health, is currently a Senior mHealth Analyst at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health and also serves as a Senior Technical Consultant for NCDFREE. In this brief essay, he responds to the Orlando tragedy with an examination of the impact of America’s epidemic of gun violence and how we might use Public Health and Policy to change it. On November 14, 2013, the eminently qualified Harvard physician, Dr. Vivek Murthy, was nominated by President Barack Obama to become the 19th United States Surgeon General.

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U.S. presidential campaign in the Humanosphere #4: On the brink of a female president, finally

This is the fourth story in a running series of dispatches providing analysis on issues that come up in the U.S. presidential primaries and election that are relevant to the Humanosphere. Global poverty and inequality will get scant attention from the campaigns, but issues raised and ideas tabled during the process will have an impact

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Russia stands in the way of humanitarian air drops in Syria

With roughly 20 towns and cities under siege in Syria, the best possible way to provide assistance to people cut off from food and other supplies is through air drops. The U.N. wants to begin dropping in supplies, but it will not go ahead without support from Russia. So, for the time being, tens of

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U.K. plays host to global corruption summit, but overlooks its complicity

The U.K. played host to a global anti-corruption summit yesterday. The event seemed particularly well-timed, coming on the heels of the Panama Papers controversy and a gaffe by Prime Minister David Cameron who told the Queen of England that Nigeria and Afghanistan are “fantastically corrupt” countries. Attendees at the summit agreed with the idea that

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After historic visit, it’s a long road ahead for U.S. and Cuba relations

More than a week after President Barack Obama’s historic trip to Cuba, the reaction to the visit has been ambivalent. Responses hover between fierce, almost impatient optimism for the future of Cuba and a more critical – albeit realistic – acknowledgment of the long road ahead. Many Cubans believe in the influential power of the

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The United States Piecemeal Approach To Vaccine Policy [Entry Point]

In the absence of a single national policy, some states have begun taking action to strengthen vaccination requirements.

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