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#HealthPolicyValentines for global health research
To celebrate Valentine’s Day, GHTC staff embraced our health policy wonkiness by participating in the time-honored beltway tradition, #HealthPolicyValentines, to share our passion for global health R&D. Check out our favorites.
To celebrate Valentine’s Day, GHTC staff embraced our health policy wonkiness by participating in the time-honored beltway tradition: #HealthPolicyValentines.
For those who are unfamiliar, this tradition started in 2012 when a former staffer and Twitter aficionado at the US Department of Health and Human Services, Emma Sandoe, became inspired to “tweet one ‘health policy valentine’ every day until Valentine’s Day.” Other health policy experts soon joined in with their own poems and puns related to health care, and an annual tradition was born.
Now every February, health policy wonks tweet out their most creative #HealthPolicyValentines. This year, GHTC staff joined in on the fun to share our passion for global health research and development (R&D). Here are our favorites:
Hey girl. My love for you is like biomedical research 🔬: complex, lengthy, & life-altering. #HealthPolicyValentines— Ansley Kahn (@ansleykahn) February 13, 2020
Hey girl, my love for you is like antimicrobial resistance.🦠🧫 Constantly evolving and growing every day (because we lack the right tools to stem its rise.)#HealthPolicyValentines #globalhealth #AMR pic.twitter.com/jstQXWIzFk— Marissa Chmiola (@MarissaChmiola) February 14, 2020
Find yourself someone as committed to you as @NIAIDNews Director Tony Fauci is to infectious disease & #globalhealth R&D 😍🔬 His 36 years of leadership have earned him a spot in the Hall of Fame of my heart 💕 #HealthPolicyValentines pic.twitter.com/4ONP15XhNS— Emily Conron (@thatNTDgirl) February 14, 2020
Feeling passionate about sexual & reproductive health (#SHRH) with my #HealthPolicyValentines:— Marissa Chmiola (@MarissaChmiola) February 14, 2020
A woman deserves love 💕
She deserves gratification 🥰
But she also deserves a healthy & bright future 👩🔬👩🎓
Which is why we need more contraceptive innovation. 🤰🏽