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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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May 9 2014

From Commission on Smart Global Health Policy Fri May 9 2014, 13:27:28

"Urgent, ubiquitous, and long-term, this is a problem with many dimensions, all of which need to be dealt with simultaneously." With these words, Dr. Harvey Fineberg, President of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), summarized a riveting discussion Tuesday evening at the IOM. "Antimicrobial Resistance: A Problem without Borders" was the focus of Tuesday's Rosenthal Symposium, the latest in an escalating series of high-profile working groups, events and initiatives addressing AMR, in non-profit, corporate and academic sectors as well as government, within and across the United States and around the globe.

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From Commission on Smart Global Health Policy Fri May 9 2014, 13:27:24

"Urgent, ubiquitous, and long-term, this is a problem with many dimensions, all of which need to be dealt with simultaneously." With these words, Dr. Harvey Fineberg, President of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), summarized a riveting discussion Tuesday evening at the IOM. "Antimicrobial Resistance: A Problem without Borders" was the focus of Tuesday's Rosenthal Symposium, the latest in an escalating series of high-profile working groups, events and initiatives addressing AMR, in non-profit, corporate and academic sectors as well as government, within and across the United States and around the globe.

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May 2 2014

From Commission on Smart Global Health Policy Fri May 2 2014, 08:54:13

Polio vaccinators came to this slum in Ghaziabad, India on the first day of a week-long polio vaccination campaign. India was certified as polio free by the World Health Organization on March 27 this year, but the country remains vulnerable to virus importations.

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April 24 2014

From Commission on Smart Global Health Policy Thu Apr 24 2014, 10:16:02

While investments in health expenditures now have an updated economic rationale, thanks to The Lancet Commission on Investing in Health December report, finance ministers have another pressing question: where will the money come from? "The point is clear: investing in health pays. But we've got to pay for that investment in health," Nigerian Minister of Finance Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said April 11 at the World Bank Group/IMF Spring meetings in Washington, D.C. She appeared with Lawrence Summers of Harvard University and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg at a session on universal health coverage.

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