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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 Euro and Its Imperial Ancestors

    Victoria Gierok

    At 25, the euro has come of age at a time when European politics is tending toward fragmentation and a renewed emphasis on national sovereignty. To determine whether it will last, it helps to consult the history of earlier common-currency projects.

    draws lessons from earlier experiments with common currencies across disparate polities and economies.
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    Overcoming Political Short-Termism in Latin America

    Eric Parrado envisions independent institutions empowered to devise and implement long-term development-related policies.
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    Iran’s Economy Needs a New Deal with the West

    Djavad Salehi-Isfahani shows that pursuing sanctions relief is the only solution to the country's stagflation.
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    Africa’s Hobbled Hegemons

    Adekeye Adebajo

    In the face of regional turmoil, rising extremism, and heightened geopolitical tensions, Africa urgently needs strong leadership. But its two most significant regional powers, Nigeria and South Africa, are too constrained by domestic challenges to represent Africa’s interests effectively on the world stage.

    examines the causes of political and economic malaise in Nigeria and South Africa.
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    The US Needs a Techno-Industrial Strategy

    Liza Tobin & Addis Goldman outline a three-pronged approach that would entrench American leadership in advanced industries.
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    The Fed Should Not Cut Interest Rates Yet

    Michael R. Strain argues that declaring victory over inflation, while tempting, would be to misread current economic conditions.
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    Preparing for a Future of Extreme Heat Waves

    Renzo R. Guinto urges political leaders to place resilience at the heart of housing, transport, and water policies.
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    Israel Is Enabling Iran’s War of Attrition

    Shlomo Ben-Ami thinks that Binyamin Netanyahu and his messianic allies are hastening the destruction of the Jewish state.
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    Unlocking IMF Reform

    Barry Eichengreen writes that the key is a governance overhaul combined with a renewed focus on the Fund’s core mission.

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