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Ugandan Court Decision Provides Precedent For Health As Human Right

Open Society Foundations: Uganda’s Leap Forward on the Right to Health Primah Kwagala, program manager in the strategic litigation program at the Center for Health, Human Rights, and Development, discusses the use of litigation to advance human and maternal health rights in Uganda (7/14).

Guinea’s President Looks To Rebuild Health System, Bolster Private Sector In Ebola Recovery

The Guardian: Guinea’s president on global aid push: ‘Ebola forced us to change completely’ “…[Guinea President Alpha] Condé would like to see many of the donations pledged on Friday funneled into stimulating the private sector, which he said, was ‘catastrophically’ hit by Ebola. Despite actively recruiting for direct foreign investment…

Private Capital Investments, Facilitated By Development Aid, Can Help Achieve SDGs

Wall Street Journal: The Healthy Turn From Aid to Investment Grete Faremo, executive director of the U.N. Office for Project Services “…[P]rivate capital, domestic and foreign, is a larger potential source than aid for investing in Africa’s future. Finding ways to put that private capital to good use — by…

Experts Gather At WHO Meeting To Discuss ‘Building Health Security Beyond Ebola’

WHO: The World Health Organization to accelerate national and global health security “The World Health Organization (WHO) has brought together 200 high-level experts from governments, development agencies, civil society, and international organizations to make the world a safer place. The conference called ‘Building Health Security Beyond Ebola’ will be held…

International Donors Pledge $3.4B For Ebola Recovery In West Africa

Agence France-Presse: Donors pledge billions for Ebola recovery “International donors pledged $3.4 billion in new funds Friday to help Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone in their final push to stamp out Ebola and get on the road to recovery…” (Landry, 7/10). Reuters: Pledges of $3.4 billion for Ebola recovery made…

U.N.’s Financing For Development Summit Opens In Addis Ababa

Agence France-Presse: Key global development summit to open in Ethiopia “World leaders are meeting in Ethiopia’s capital from Monday for a development financing summit presented as crucial for United Nations efforts to end global poverty and manage climate change by 2030. The objective of the five days of talks, the…

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