Sunday, September 25, 2016
  1. Training the Middle East’s Future Health-Care Professionals

    Muhammad Hamid Zaman

    Training the Middle East’s Future Health-Care Professionals

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     outlines how the region's health systems can wean themselves from dependence on foreign workers.

    Newsart for Training the Middle East’s Future Health-Care Professionals Adam Berry/Getty Images

    The Middle East’s public-health challenges today are enormous, and it has too few clinicians to address them. As the region continues to grow, its stability and prosperity will depend on countries' ability to revamp health-care education to attract more students from the region and foster innovation. READ MORE

  2. Market Myths and Social Facts

    Kate Pickett, ET AL

    Market Myths and Social Facts

    &  think reducing inequality must be a top policy priority, now that we know how it harms public health.

    Newsart for Market Myths and Social Facts Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images

    Now that we know how inequality harms the health of societies, individuals, and economies, reducing it should be our top priority. Anyone advocating policies that increase inequality and threaten the wellbeing of our societies is taking us for fools. READ MORE

  3. On Antimicrobial Resistance, It’s Now or Never

    Jim O'Neill, ET AL

    On Antimicrobial Resistance, It’s Now or Never

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    &  warn that untreatable infections will wreak economic and medical havoc if we don't address them now.

    Newsart for On Antimicrobial Resistance, It’s Now or Never Tony Karumba/Stringer/Getty Images

    The human and economic toll of rising antimicrobial resistance is set to spiral out of control: left unchecked, drug-resistant infections could claim ten million lives each year by 2050, and cost global GDP a cumulative $100 trillion. We can avert this bleak future only if we launch an effective response immediately. READ MORE

  4. No-Brainer Sustainable Development

    Bjørn Lomborg
  5. Refugees and Rural Poverty

    Kanayo F. Nwanze

    Refugees and Rural Poverty

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     makes the case for focusing on where poverty is concentrated in addressing migrant flows.

    Newsart for Refugees and Rural Poverty Gideon Mendel/Getty Images

    Urbanization is understandably a central theme for development experts and policymakers, but they should not lose sight of the dramatic changes happening in the places people leave behind when they seek better livelihoods elsewhere. Rural areas deserve attention, too, because many of the world’s displaced people originate there. READ MORE

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