Tuesday, May 23, 2017
  1. Science and International Development Policy

    Anne-Marie Slaughter, ET AL

    Science and International Development Policy

    &  show why technology experts often succeed where diplomats and conflict-resolution specialists fail.

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    Mark Green, who was recently nominated to head the US Agency for International Development, has been hailed by advocates of aid and diplomacy. To advance his goals, Green would do well to increase the role of science and technology in development practice, building on the work of Barack Obama’s administration. READ MORE
  2. Changing the Narrative About Haiti

    Bjørn Lomborg

    Changing the Narrative About Haiti

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     presents the findings of an expert panel's research on the most effective policy interventions.

    Haiti Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images
    Prioritizing spending alternatives is difficult in every country. But it is especially challenging in Haiti, where, following years of fractious politics, a newly elected government is striving to expand the economy and improve wellbeing while confronting the lingering consequences of the massive 2010 earthquake. READ MORE
  3. Immunization Independence

    Helen Saxenian, ET AL

    Immunization Independence

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    &  consider how to sustain national vaccine programs without donor funding.

    Newsart for Immunization Independence
    During the last couple of decades, international donors have invested billions of dollars in national disease-control programs and health systems, saving millions of lives. But now some of the countries that have benefited from such investments face a new challenge: how to sustain their gains after external support is withdrawn. READ MORE
  4. Where We Must Vaccinate

    Zulfiqar A. Bhutta, ET AL

    Where We Must Vaccinate

    &  say that, despite progress, South Asia remains the global epicenter of preventable disease.

    vaccination Shah Mahai/AFP/Getty Images
    Globally, more than 11 children under the age of five die every minute, many of them in South Asia, from preventable diseases. While the world has the tools to ensure that no child dies unnecessarily from an illness that vaccination could have prevented, using them successfully requires overcoming several obstacles. READ MORE
  5. The Many Benefits of Vitamin D

    Melvin Sanicas

    The Many Benefits of Vitamin D

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     reports that sunlight (and supplements) may aid human health much more than previously thought.

    vitamin d Matt Cardy/Stringer
    Vitamin D deficiencies are widespread, affecting around one billion people of all age groups and ethnicities, even in countries with year-round sunshine. This matters because the health benefits of adequate vitamin D intake may be even greater than previously thought. READ MORE
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