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High-Level Panel Discusses Importance Of Universal Health Care In Development Framework

Devex: New high-level support for universal health coverage “World Bank President Jim Kim convened an impressive panel on the sidelines of the bank’s spring meetings on Friday to lend their voices to the growing chorus of support for a global goal for universal health coverage by 2030. United Nations Secretary-General…

44 Developing Countries Commit To Accelerating WASH Efforts

Devex: Developing countries, partners renew WASH pledges “Up to 44 developing countries and their partners committed on Friday to accelerate efforts to provide basic sanitation to 2.5 billion people and clean drinking water for another 750 million across the globe. At the Sanitation and Water for All high-level meeting in…

White House Expert Says Global Health Is National Security Issue

Elizabeth Cameron, White House national security expert, served as the keynote speaker for the April 9 “New Avian Influenzas in East Asia: Global Health Security and Policy” symposium at Georgetown University, according to a press release. She said, “The challenge we face as a global community is how to leverage…

E.U. Supports Private Sector Involvement In Africa

Devex: Private sector must be our partner in Africa — Piebalgs “The European Union acknowledges that the overall goal of providing electricity to over two million people in sub-Saharan Africa cannot be met by the bloc on its own, without help from the private sector. ‘The private sector… needs to…

Sebelius Asserts Health Is ‘Great Global Connector,’ Says World Cannot Ignore Disease

Associated Press/Washington Post: U.S. health secretary: Nations cannot ignore disease “Health is the ‘great global connector’ and ignoring disease in other nations will punish people everywhere as the world increasingly is connected by air travel and food transported across the globe, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said…

‘Women In The World Summit’ Addresses Maternal Health, Women’s Voices

News outlets report from the “Women in the World Summit,” which took place in New York last week. Daily Beast: Fighting Maternal Mortality The article discusses the “Breakthroughs in the Fight Against Maternal Mortality” panel, sponsored by Merck, that took place at the “Women in the World Summit” Friday in…

Conference Seeks To Address LGBT Issues In Global Health

Seattle Times: LGBT issues should be key part of global health conversation Sarah Stuteville, multimedia journalist and co-founder of The Seattle Globalist “…Seattle has distinguished itself as a champion of LGBT rights [over the past 20 years] — legalizing gay marriage and supplanting San Francisco as the city with the…

Development Community Must Work Together To Improve Sanitation, Water

Huffington Post: Sanitation and Water for All — Because We Must Sanjay Wijesekera, chief of water, sanitation and hygiene and associate director of programs at UNICEF “In just under two weeks around 50 countries from the Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) partnership will meet at the World Bank in…

Scientific Evidence Should Translate To International Resolutions, Policies

Huffington Post: We Have Consensus Houston Michel Kazatchkine, U.N. secretary general’s special envoy on HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia “One of the unreported key events in the mainstream media at the recently concluded 57th session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in Vienna was the coming together…

Global Community Must Agree On Common Goal, Targets To Eliminate Poverty, Hunger

As leaders prepare to gather in New York next week at a meeting of the Open Working Group, Pamela Anderson, director of the agricultural development program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Josh Lozman, deputy director of program advocacy at the foundation, write in the foundation’s “Impatient Optimists” blog…