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Melvin Sanicas

Melvin Sanicas

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Melvin Sanicas, a physician and scientist, is Medical Director at Takeda. He also serves as a TED educator, a digital health expert for the World Health Organization, and a fellow of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.  

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  1. An Interview with Melvin Sanicas
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    An Interview with Melvin Sanicas

    Apr 14, 2020 Melvin Sanicas argues that we should already be preparing for the next pandemic, corrects a common misconception about COVID-19, and has some recommended reading for anyone using social media.

  2. How to Improve on a Good Year for Global Health
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    How to Improve on a Good Year for Global Health

    Jan 27, 2020 Melvin Sanicas says the discovery of new viruses, vaccines, and treatments in 2019 highlights the need to support science.

  3. The Two Best Ways to Reduce Infant Mortality
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    The Two Best Ways to Reduce Infant Mortality

    Jul 31, 2018 Melvin Sanicas calls on the international community to do more to promote maternal immunization and breastfeeding.

  4. A Year of Successes in Global Health
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    A Year of Successes in Global Health

    Jan 23, 2018 Melvin Sanicas looks back at the 18 biggest health-care achievements of 2017 and considers how to build on them.

  5. Killing Killer Mosquitoes
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    Killing Killer Mosquitoes

    Sep 8, 2017 Melvin Sanicas takes aim at how to eradicate the insects that spread diseases like Zika and malaria.

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    The Language of Political Control

    Robert Skidelsky views recent linguistic innovations as manipulative efforts to compel “correct” thought and perception.
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    Globalization vs. Democracy

    Kaushik Basu highlights the contradictions and vulnerabilities inherent in the current international order.
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    The West’s New Infrastructure Imperative

    Diane Coyle explains why a broader conception of the term could reflect a renewed interest in investing in the future.
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    An Iran-Israel War?

    Iran’s mass ballistic missile and drone attack on Israel last week raised anew the specter of a widening Middle East war that draws in Iran and its proxies, as well as Western countries like the United States. The urgent need to defuse tensions – starting by ending Israel’s war in Gaza and pursuing a lasting political solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – is obvious, but can it be done?

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    What a Climate-Aligned IMF Would Look Like

    Mohamed Nasheed & Rakesh Mohan explain how the managing director can fully position the institution to help the most vulnerable countries.
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    The Key to Transforming African Health

    Jayati Ghosh highlights efforts to foster scientific innovation and drug manufacturing on the continent.
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    China’s Rebalancing Imperative

    Stephen S. Roach

    The most successful development stories almost always involve major shifts in the sources of economic growth, which in turn allow economies to reinvent themselves out of necessity or by design. In China, the interplay of mounting external pressures, lagging household consumption, and falling productivity will increasingly shape China’s policy choices in the years ahead.

    explains why the Chinese authorities should switch to a consumption- and productivity-led growth model.
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    From Welfare State to Safe State in Latin America

    Jorge G. Castañeda & Carlos Ominami

    Designing a progressive anti-violence strategy that delivers the safety for which a huge share of Latin Americans crave is perhaps the most difficult challenge facing many of the region’s governments. But it is also the most important.

    urge the region’s progressives to start treating security as an essential component of social protection.
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    The Urgency of Sovereign-Debt Restructuring

    José Antonio Ocampo highlights the need for a comprehensive mechanism to deliver relief to low- and middle-income countries.

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