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Rhetoric Cant Defeat Pandemic, Cooperation Can!

One big lesson that we all should draw from the covid19 crisis – as witnessed in USA, Brazil, Russia, India and Pakistan, is that pandemics know now borders and that they require trans-border cooperation instead of finger-pointing. Political rhetoric in one country will never be able to stop adverse winds – calamity, pandemic – from outside. Cooperation can, nevertheless, help in prevention and protection.

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COVID-19 in Nigeria: To Test or Not To Test

It is quite clear that the world is now dealing with two pandemics instead of one. The first is the virus. The second is fear and, in many cases, outright panic.

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Afghanistan’s Coming Water Crisis

Decades of conflict have left Afghanistan’s water infrastructure in a mess, and as refugees return to the country the prospect of water-related conflicts rises.

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3 Big Benefits for Americans to Ending the Cuba Embargo

Cuba has a lot more to offer the United States than just rum and cigars.

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Pakistan: Polio, Politics, Polemics & Personal Profit

A fast resurgent polio virus has turned Pakistan into a “polio comfort zone” and is evoking fears of its export worldwide but Islamabad’s efforts remain bureaucratic and confusing, lacking effective leadership.

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4 Reasons Why A Travel Ban Won’t Solve the Ebola Crisis

Banning flights from Ebola-stricken countries sounds like a logical step to contain the spread of an outbreak that’s been spiraling out of control in West Africa for months. But the policies that give people a sense of security aren’t always the ones that get the best results from a global health perspective.

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Nigeria Was Slow to Act on Ebola

Ebola has reached Lagos, the most populous city in the most populous country in Africa. Nigeria had ample time to prepare for Ebola but it did little about this right up until the moment Patrick Sawyer, the first ever recorded case in the country, came to Nigeria and collapsed in a Lagos hospital.

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Pakistan’s Struggle Against Hepatitis

Each year, on July 28 the World Health Organization (WHO) and other health organizations mark World Hepatitis Day. This year’s theme “This is Hepatitis. . .Know it. . .Confront it” sends a strong message to the world to recognize hepatitis as a forefront runner in communicable diseases. We must now move from acknowledging the disease to confronting it with actionable …

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