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Innovation, Collaborative Leadership Can End Malaria

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Out of Collaborative Leadership Comes Innovation — How We Will Beat Malaria James Whiting, executive director of Malaria No More U.K., discusses the importance and power of collaborative leadership and innovation in ending malaria (7/9).

Challenges Lie Ahead To Build ‘More Equality And Equity Between Men And Women’

Huffington Post: Once We Make This Dream a Reality Michelle Bachelet, president of Chile “…Nearly 20 years on from the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, we must recognize the significant progress that was made possible thanks to the commitment of international organizations, states and civil society. However, we still…

Global Health Corps Welcomes 6th Class Of Fellows

Associated Press: Bush’s daughter leads global health group “…[Barbara] Bush, twin sister Jenna Bush Hager and four others went on to create Global Health Corps in 2008. The group places young professionals and recent college graduates in fellowships with health organizations in the United States and Africa for a year…

Meeting In S. Africa Prompts Media Coverage Of Issues Surrounding Maternal, Child Health

News outlets report on the Partners’ Forum 2014, sponsored by the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH) and taking place this week in Johannesburg, South Africa, as well as other issues surrounding maternal and child health. Agence France-Presse: High-birth Niger strives to lower maternal mortality “…The West African…

Community-Based Engagement Critical To NCD Efforts, General Assembly President Says

U.N. News Centre: Community engagement key to tackling non-communicable diseases, says Assembly President “Broader community-based engagement is vital to tackling non-communicable diseases — such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes — which are one of the major challenges for development in the 21st century, the President of the United Nations…

Kaiser Family Foundation To Host Town Hall Forum With Ambassador Birx

AIDS.gov: Live Streaming: June 23 — A Town Hall Forum with Ambassador Deborah L. Birx “On Monday, June 23, the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) will host a live town hall forum with Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, M.D., the new global AIDS coordinator. … For those unable to attend in person,…

World Bank, Partners Recognize Success In Controlling River Blindness

Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End The Neglect”: The World Bank and Partners Celebrate 40 Years of Success in Controlling River Blindness Today, “the World Bank, the World Health Organization (WHO), Merck and other partners will celebrate 40 years of success in controlling river blindness in Africa. … The…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Ending Sexual Violence In Conflict As Global Summit Wraps Up

As the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict wraps up this week, opinion pieces discuss ways to advance global efforts to prevent violence and protect women and children. Huffington Post: Sexual Violence, the Weapon of War That Has Ceased to Die Anita Tiessen, deputy executive director at UNICEF…

London Summit Sees Launch Of International Protocol On Addressing Sexual Violence, Crimes

The Guardian has published several articles related to the ongoing Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, taking place this week in London. The Guardian: International protocol launched to deal with sexual violence in conflict “An international protocol for dealing with rape and sexual violence in conflict was launched…

Ugandan Foreign Minister To Be Next U.N. General Assembly President

New York Times: Ugandan Official to Be Next General Assembly Chief “The United Nations General Assembly chose Sam Kutesa, Uganda’s foreign minister, as its next president on Wednesday, bypassing concerns of rights advocates and Western officials over Uganda’s law criminalizing homosexuality, which took effect four months ago…” (Gladstone, 6/11).