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Government Officials, Experts Discuss NTDs At Recent Meeting

The Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End the Neglect” blog reports on an October meeting between the Global Network’s Managing Director Neeraj Mistry, Sabin Foundation Europe Board Member and Chair of the U.K. All-Party Parliamentary Group on Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) Jeremy Lefroy, National Assembly of Niger…

IntraHealth Will Help Partners Meet Commitments On Health Workers

Discussing this week’s Third Global Forum for Human Resources for Health, Judith Winkler, senior adviser for strategy and planning at IntraHealth International, writes in the organization’s “Vital” blog, “[C]ountries from around the world will publicly declare what they will do to combat the global health worker shortage and increase access…

Ethiopia To Host International Conference On Family Planning

This year’s International Conference on Family Planning, the theme of which is “Full Access, Full Choice,” is set to take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from November 12-15, VOA News reports. “A new resource will be unveiled at the conference called ‘Programming Strategies for Postpartum Family Planning’ …, a joint…

Five Reasons To Pay Attention To Human Resources For Health Forum

Writing in IntraHealth’s “Vital” blog, Kate Tulenko, senior director of health systems innovation at IntraHealth International, outlines five reasons the proceedings of the upcoming Global Forum on Human Resources for Health are important to those working in global health. She says the reasons include country commitments on health workforces; conversations…

Community Health Workers Vital To Service Delivery

Noting a global focus on frontline health workers at recent conferences, including the upcoming Global Forum on Human Resources for Health that starts in Brazil on Sunday, Helen Morton, head of communications and external affairs at Cochrane, writes in The Guardian’s “Global Development Professionals Network” blog, “A new review from…

Leadership Like Mandela’s Can Help Transform HIV/AIDS Epidemic Globally

“We are indebted to [Nelson] Mandela for his leadership role in making HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa an issue that the world could no longer ignore. Mr. Mandela’s speech at the International AIDS Conference in Durban in 2000 changed the course of the epidemic in both his country and the continent,”…

AIDS 2014 Melbourne Declaration Released

VOA News: Melbourne Declaration Released “The world’s largest gathering on HIV/AIDS will be held in July in Melbourne, Australia. The theme of the 20th International AIDS Conference — also known as AIDS 2014 — is Nobody Left Behind. Organizers have issued the Melbourne Declaration … [which] affirms that ‘non-discrimination is…

U.N. Women Launches Campaign For Gender Equality

U.N. News Centre: U.N. Women launches year-long campaign to build world where gender equality is reality “The United Nations entity tasked with promoting gender equality today launched a major campaign kicking off a year-long, worldwide commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the landmark Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing…”…

Canada Keeps Focus On Maternal, Child Health

The Globe and Mail features two stories discussing Canadian efforts to improve maternal and child health, including the upcoming Saving Every Woman Every Child summit. Globe and Mail: Canada keeps its funding promises for world maternal and child health “…Ottawa is on track to spend some $2.85 billion [US$2.6 billion]…

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