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Vox—I’ve covered the GOP repeal plans since day one. Graham-Cassidy is the most radical.

September 20, 2017

Other Republican plans create a poorly funded version of Obamacare. This one blows up the law entirely.   I have spent the bulk of 2017 writing about the different Republican plans to repeal the…

GE Reports—Investing In Global Health Abroad Actually Boosts US Economy, New Research Shows

September 18, 2017

Originally posted in GE Reports. A vaccine to combat diarrheal deaths in India. A bed net to protect against malaria in Malawi. If this is what comes to mind when you think about the…

The Hill—Health workers go unnoticed at UN General Assembly

Excerpt from an article originally published in The Hill. This week marks the annual United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), when world leaders, business executives, non-governmental organizations and issue experts come together in New York…

LA Times—The U.S. spends more on healthcare than any other country, but not with better health outcomes

September 15, 2017

Originally posted in the LA Times: Read full article here. The United States has much room for improvement when it comes to healthcare, experts said. “The U.S. spends more on healthcare, but we don’t…

The Atlantic—Melinda Gates on Why Foreign Aid Still Matters

Originally posted in The Atlantic: Read full article here. A new report from the Gates Foundation shows the devastating effects of a lapse in funding for global health. President Trump’s budget proposal, released in…

New York Times—In Haiti, a Building Fights Cholera

September 12, 2017

Next month marks the seventh anniversary of the cholera outbreak that ravaged Haiti. The disease, which can cause death within hours if left untreated, came less than a year after Haiti was rocked by…

Vital—Invest in Health Systems by Investing in Health Workers

September 8, 2017

A new report provides the first quantitative estimates of the value of stronger health systems—and the lives they can save. In 2012, the US Agency for International Development set an ambitious but critical goal:…

Kaiser Family Foundation—Faith Leaders, Americans Should Urge Congress To Fully Fund U.S. Global Health Programs

September 6, 2017

An excerpt from an article originally published in the Lexington Herald Leader—written by Josh Rouse, global outreach pastor at Northeast Christian Church and member of Hope Through Healing Hands’ Faith-based Coalition for Healthy Mothers &…

Quartz—Consequences of the 2017 version of US’ anti-abortion Global Gag rule

September 5, 2017

Uganda’s highway A-109 shoots across the plain from Kampala past the occasional storefront shops and open-air kiosks common to the continent’s roadsides. After rising into the verdant tea plantations of the country’s Western Region,…

Bernie Sanders takes on the problem with prescription drug cost in America

August 30, 2017

Sick of Big Pharma’s Greed: Americans are dying. We must import cheaper drugs from Canada. The American people are sick and tired of getting ripped off by the pharmaceutical industry which, next to Wall Street,…