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Global Health Leaders Vow To Continue Multisectoral Collaborations, Encourage U.S. Foreign Aid Spending During Trump Administration

Devex: Global health leaders including WHO’s Margaret Chan call for teamwork in the face of an inward political turn “Margaret Chan, outgoing director of the World Health Organization, is urging greater collaboration among global health organizations in the face of a challenging political environment in the United States. Speaking at…

International Community Must Continue To Work Together To End Female Genital Mutilation

U.S. News & World Report: Stop the Silence Jaha Dukureh, founder and executive director of Safe Hands for Girls “…For the first time ever, the international community is standing up [against female genital mutilation and cutting]. This December we hosted the historic End Violence Against Girls: Summit on female genital…

Global Health Experts Discuss Importance Of Pandemic Preparedness In Next U.S. Administration

Georgetown University Medical Center: Global Health Experts Advise Advance Planning For Inevitable Pandemic Kat Zambon, director of communications at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC), discusses remarks made by panelists at an event on pandemic preparedness and the next U.S. administration, organized by the Center for Global Health Science and Security…

Symposium On Global Mental Health Offered Transdisciplinary Perspectives From Key Players

Global Public Health Journal: The Georgetown symposium on global mental health: Transdisciplinary perspectives Emily Mendenhall, assistant professor at Georgetown University, discusses conference proceedings from a one-day symposium hosted by Georgetown University on global mental health. Mendenhall writes, “This meeting followed four days of intensive meetings on global mental health in…

Gender Equality In Agriculture Vital To Ending Poverty, Hunger Worldwide, Experts Say

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Boosting women farmers would dramatically cut world hunger — experts “If women farmers were given the same access to land, tools, and credit as men, the boost to crop yields would dramatically cut world hunger, but this must be done fast before climate change closes the window…

U.N. General Assembly To Hold High-Level Meeting On TB In 2018

Huffington Post: U.N. To Hold A Major Meeting On Tuberculosis, The Top Global Infectious Killer “Advocates in the fight against tuberculosis are celebrating Thursday’s promising announcement that the United Nations General Assembly will hold a high-level meeting dedicated solely to TB in 2018. There have been only four other such…

Youth Engagement Critical To Achieving Zero Hunger, SDGs

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Youth Voices at the Food and Agriculture Organization: A Seat at the Table for #ZeroHunger Nicol Perez, a U.S. youth observer to the United Nations, discusses her experience visiting the U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) headquarters in Rome, where she participated in a hackathon…

WHO Should Work To Protect Public Health Rather Than ‘Attack’ Press Freedom

The Hill: United Nations works against press freedom when it comes to world health arm Drew Johnson, journalist and public policy analyst “Freedom of the press is under attack by the very organization that is supposed to be its greatest advocate: the United Nations. The U.N. does host World Press…

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