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World Can Eliminate Trachoma In 4 Years With $1B Investment, Experts Say

The Guardian: With $1bn, blinding trachoma can be eliminated in four years — experts “Eliminating blinding trachoma worldwide within four years is ‘highly doable’ but it would cost US$1bn, the world’s leading eye health experts estimate. The ambitious goal is backed up by the findings of a global mapping project,…

U.N.’s Zero Draft On Fast-Track To End AIDS Released To Public For Feedback, Input

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Draft of U.N. HIV political declaration released along with calls for comments Antigone Barton, senior writer and editor of “Science Speaks,” discusses the release of the U.N.’s Zero Draft on the Fast-Track to End AIDS in the age of Sustainable Development, writing, “[T]he…

Global Community Should Adopt Human Rights-Based Approach Toward People Who Use Drugs

Huffington Post: The World Needs a Healthier, Rights-based Approach Towards People Who Use Drugs Michel Sidibé, executive director of UNAIDS “…In a new report, ‘Do no harm: health, human rights and people who use drugs,’ UNAIDS presents the evidence for what works to reduce the impact of HIV and other…

Opinion Pieces Highlight Drug Policy Issues Being Discussed At U.N. Special Session

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Why the ‘war on drugs’ isn’t working Francis Chimenya, Community Advisory Board member of the Johns Hopkins Research Project-Malawi and a member of Key Correspondents “Public health experts are calling for reforms to drugs policies … Many countries continue to focus on reducing supply and depend on…

International Community Must Work Together To Address Humanitarian Crises

Huffington Post: The Forgotten Crises Samuel A. Worthington, CEO of InterAction “…We must not ignore people in Africa who are forced to flee from their homes due to violence and conflict. … [W]e must work to immediately alleviate suffering and build communities that are resilient to multiple shocks. … The…

Global Leaders Should Consider Creation Of Global Humanitarian Fund

The Guardian: The world needs a humanitarian fund to assist long-term crises Robin Davies, associate director of the Development Policy Centre at the Australian National University “…It is anomalous that the world is equipped with global funds to finance action on infectious diseases and climate change, but not humanitarian crises.…

Food Tank Blog Post Features Interview With CSIS Global Food Security Project Director

Food Tank: Ten Questions with Kimberly Flowers, Director of the Global Food Security Project “Food Tank, in partnership with American University, is hosting the 2nd Annual Food Tank Summit in Washington, D.C., on April 20-21, 2016. This two-day event will feature more than 75 different speakers from the food and…

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