Tuesday, August 4, 2015
  1. Polio’s Last Stand

    Seth Berkley, ET AL

    Polio’s Last Stand

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    &  laud Nigeria's success in stamping out the disease as a precedent for other health efforts.

    Polio vaccination UN Photo/Flickr

    Nigeria has not has a single case of wild polio in the last 12 months. This important achievement provides grounds for optimism, not only in the fight against polio, but for global health efforts in general, showing that it is possible to bring modern medicine to the world’s most marginalized and hard-to-reach children. READ MORE

  2. Fighting Corruption Won’t End Poverty

    Ricardo Hausmann
  3. The Best Ways to Fight Extreme Poverty

    Bjørn Lomborg
  4. Fat’s Heavy Burden

    Jomo Kwame Sundaram

    Fat’s Heavy Burden

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     makes a strong case for coordinated action aimed at reducing obesity worldwide.

    beer belly Graeme Bird/Flickr

    Being overweight or obese is now linked to 2.8 million deaths annually, via associated non-communicable diseases like type-2 diabetes, various cancers, and cardiovascular disease. Clearly, this is a serious problem, and addressing it will require a commitment to sustained and well-coordinated action. READ MORE

  5. Taxing Tobacco

    Oleg Chestnov, ET AL

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