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Men Must Take More Responsibility For Contraception, Global Conference Concludes

The Guardian: Gender equality forum urges men to take responsibility on contraception “Men must take more responsibility for using contraception away from women to reduce the risk of more women dying from botched sterilizations like those seen in India this week, a global symposium on gender equality concluded on Thursday.…

Activists Call For Tripling Of Annual TB Research Spending

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: #CoughUpTheTBMoney: TB activists call for tripling annual spending on TB research “In this guest post, Mike Watson Frick — TB/HIV program officer at Treatment Action Group (TAG) — writes about the state of tuberculosis (TB) research funding and civil society actions that took place at…

Africans Unfairly Stigmatized Over Ebola, Uganda’s Environment Minister Says

Huffington Post U.K.: Stop Stigmatizing Africans Over Ebola, Says Ugandan Minister Ephraim Kamuntu “All Africans are being unfairly stigmatized because of Ebola, with the Western world feeling more entitled to high standards on care than victims on the continent, one of Uganda’s most influential politicians has said. Ephraim Kamuntu, Uganda’s…

East African Community States Behind In Reaching MDGs 4, 5, Forum Chair Says

Xinhua News: East Africa lagging in MDGs 4 and 5: regional assembly “The East African Parliament on Thursday said that the East African Community (EAC) partner states are lagging behind in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Four and Five on child and maternal health. The East African Inter-Parliamentary Forum…

Water Essential Element To Global Peace, Development Agenda, U.N. Official Says

U.N. News Centre: Water central to global peace, development, U.N. deputy chief tells London summit “The most basic of all human rights — water — is also a central element in global affairs and the development agenda with wide implications on international peace and security, the deputy secretary-general [Jan Eliasson]…

Malaria Elimination Possible With Ambition, Innovation

The Guardian: Eliminating malaria: how close can we get? James Whiting, executive director of Malaria No More U.K., and Martin Edlund, CEO of Malaria No More U.S. “…Thanks to more than a decade of dramatic progress in reducing cases of and deaths from malaria, such an ambitious goal — to…

‘Science Speaks’ Live Blogs From Two Recent Conferences

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Live Blogs The blog presents archives of recent live blogging posts from two conferences. Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, reported from the HIV Research for Prevention Conference (HIV R4P)…