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Leaders Meet At U.N. To Discuss MCH Ahead Of September’s SDG Summit

Inter Press Service: Saving a Generation, Within a Generation “Leaders from over 30 countries [came] together for a two-day retreat May 14 and 15 at U.N. headquarters to reinforce their commitments to improve the health of women, children, and adolescents around the world. Government delegates, CEOs, civil society leaders, private…

Child Marriage Sanctions Sexual Violence, Must Be Ended, A.U. Goodwill Ambassador Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Child marriage a form of slavery: African Union goodwill ambassador “Child marriage should be seen as a form of modern slavery and is tantamount to sanctioning child rape, the African Union’s goodwill ambassador said at a conference on ending the practice. Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda said child marriage inflicted…

WHO Begins Process Of Implementing Reforms, Decisions Made At WHA

Devex: WHO begins race to meet WHA commitments “The 68th World Health Assembly closed Tuesday with a number of decisions under its belt. Member states approved a global technical strategy for malaria, for one, and a global action plan to combat antimicrobial resistance was adopted as well. But there was…

CSIS Blog Post Discusses Angela Merkel’s Global Health Role At WHA, G7 Summit

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Smart Global Health”: Angela Merkel, the G7, and an Uncertain Moment for WHO J. Stephen Morrison, senior vice president and director of the Global Health Policy Center at CSIS, and Seth Gannon, adjunct fellow with the center, discuss German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s keynote address…

World’s Fair Expo Focuses On Food Security, Sustainability, Nutrition

NPR: At World’s Fair In Italy, The Future Of Food Is On The Table “For the next six months, Italy is hosting a dinner party — and the entire world is invited to attend. The event, called Expo Milano 2015, is the latest World’s Fair. This year’s theme is ‘feeding…

IntraHealth Blog Post Highlights Lessons Learned From Ebola For Stronger Health Information Systems

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: 10 Lessons for Stronger Health Information Systems in Ebola-Affected West Africa Amanda Puckett, technical adviser at IntraHealth International, discusses last month’s “Annual Joint Meeting of National Health Information Systems and of Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response Managers with Technical and Financial Partners” in Accra, Ghana. The meeting…

‘Science Speaks’ Reports On Presentations Made At IAS 2015 Conference

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: IAS 2015: HIV self-testing promoted as new tool to reach first 90 of 90-90-90 UNAIDS targets Christine Lubinski, executive director of the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses research findings presented at the International AIDS Society conference showing the potential value of using…

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