Tuesday, October 25, 2016
  1. Why Haven’t We Ended Polio?

    Ilona Kickbusch, ET AL
  2. Why Rabies Still Kills

    Melvin Sanicas

    Why Rabies Still Kills


     explains why one of the world's oldest viruses still takes 59,000 lives every year.

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    In principle, no human should die from rabies anymore, and yet the virus still kills 59,000 people annually, mostly in Asian and African countries. That total is not as high as the death toll from tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, and malaria; but, unlike those diseases, every mammal appears to be susceptible. READ MORE

  3. Reversing the Medical Brain Drain

    G. Richard Olds

    Reversing the Medical Brain Drain


     identifies practices that countries and schools can use to direct talent where it's most needed.

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    With physicians already scarce worldwide, demand for foreign-born doctors in the US and the UK is stretching developing and middle-income countries’ medical resources to the breaking point. Reversing this trend requires restructuring medical training to direct doctors to where they are most needed. READ MORE

  4. A Path to Self-Reliance for Afghanistan

    Nematullah Bizhan

    A Path to Self-Reliance for Afghanistan


     proposes a development agenda that should be adopted at the aid conference in Brussels.

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    The Brussels Conference on Afghanistan is an important opportunity to create a roadmap for the country’s future. While Afghanistan’s current path has led to some progress, it is far from the most direct route to prosperity – not least because of deep flaws in aid delivery and domestic governance. READ MORE

  5. Beating America’s Health-Care Monopolists

    J. Bradford DeLong, ET AL

    Beating America’s Health-Care Monopolists

    &  warn that industry consolidation is a major threat to consumers' wallets, and to Obamacare.

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    In 2015, the largest private US health-insurers began exploring the possibility of mergers that would reduce the number of national providers from five to three and allow them to squeeze more profits from consumers. After a massive industry lobbying effort almost pushed the plan through, consumer groups are fighting back. READ MORE

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