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September 4 2014

From Commission on Smart Global Health Policy Thu Sep 4 2014, 15:50:59

Ebola has overwhelmed the containment and treatment measures attempted thus far, and is seriously threatening nearby and neighboring states. Research and development of treatments and vaccines has accelerated, but the speed with which the Ebola virus is mutating has complicated the quest to identify new tools quickly.

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From Commission on Smart Global Health Policy Thu Sep 4 2014, 15:50:03

Ebola has overwhelmed the containment and treatment measures attempted thus far, and is seriously threatening nearby and neighboring states. Research and development of treatments and vaccines has accelerated, but the speed with which the Ebola virus is mutating has complicated the quest to identify new tools quickly.

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September 3 2014

From Commission on Smart Global Health Policy Wed Sep 3 2014, 11:10:43

The myriad of challenges contributing to the persisting spread of Ebola in West Africa - the biggest Ebola outbreak since the viral haemorrhagic fever was discovered in 1976 - echo some of the biggest obstacles which continue to challenge the global efforts to eradicate polio.

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August 29 2014

From Commission on Smart Global Health Policy Fri Aug 29 2014, 23:30:31

Health is a foundational component to overall wellbeing, with economic development and education outcomes closely linked to health results. Yet the Global Youth Wellbeing Index, released in April, shows that large global disparities remain in both mental and physical health situations among youth.

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August 19 2014

From Commission on Smart Global Health Policy Tue Aug 19 2014, 09:15:14

A study published in the July 31 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) has made it increasingly clear that the world faces the looming threat of losing one of its most important tools in the global fight against malaria.

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August 14 2014

From Commission on Smart Global Health Policy Thu Aug 14 2014, 11:34:26

The International AIDS 2014 Conference, held in Melbourne, Australia from July 20-25, left very mixed impressions. The tragedy of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 cast a shadow over the event, and profoundly shaped the atmosphere and discourse.

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July 21 2014

From Commission on Smart Global Health Policy Mon Jul 21 2014, 12:39:29

On behalf of the Global Health Policy Center, I extend my sincere condolences to the families, friends, and colleagues of Joep Lange, Jacqueline van Tongeren, and the others who lost their lives on Malaysia Airlines flight 17 as they traveled to the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia.

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May 27 2014

From Commission on Smart Global Health Policy Tue May 27 2014, 10:38:32

In early January 2013, a dozen deans from America's premier public health schools wrote President Obama a letter protesting the CIA's use of a faked vaccination campaign in the hunt for Osama bin Laden. Sixteen months later, on May 16, 2014, Lisa Monaco, the top White House terrorism expert, responded to the deans with a short letter indicating that since August 2013 the policy of the United States has been that the CIA will no longer use vaccination programs, workers, or genetic materials obtained through immunizations for intelligence purposes. In that same letter, she reaffirmed that the United States "strongly supports the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) and efforts to end the spread of the polio virus forever.

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May 22 2014

From Commission on Smart Global Health Policy Thu May 22 2014, 12:44:07

As the World Health Organization (WHO) ramps up concern about polio as a global public health emergency, India is taking nothing for granted. WHO officially certified the country as polio free in March this year, but the achievement was hard fought and health officials remain vigilant.

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May 19 2014

From Commission on Smart Global Health Policy Mon May 19 2014, 12:24:51

The international outrage over Boko Haram's abduction of Nigerian schoolgirls has escalated since the story first hit the news; mothers in Nigeria took action and celebrities from Angelina Jolie all the way to First Lady Michelle Obama have made their voices heard on the issue. With mainstream attention finally focused on why the education, health, and empowerment of women and girls matters to Americans, it is time for the Obama administration to re-enforce its commitment to these issues and elevate them as central to U.S. foreign policy. #BringBackOurGirls is first and foremost about the horrendous abduction of Nigerian schoolgirls. But the international outrage that it has galvanized reflects a broader and longer-term imperative for the United States. In the words of First Lady Michelle ...

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