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Investing In Women, Girls Critical To Economic Development, Global Health

Huffington Post: Igniting Change by Investing in Girls and Women Tedros Adhanom, minister of foreign affairs for Ethiopia “…Securing the health and rights of girls and women is a necessary condition if we are to [achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)]. We need advocates from all branches of government and…

Congress Should Pass Legislation To Fully Protect Aid Workers In Conflict Settings

The Hill: Doctors are dying in Syria Dabney P. Evans, assistant professor of global health and director of the Emory University Center for Humanitarian Emergencies, and Lara S. Martin, programs manager at the Emory University Center for Humanitarian Emergencies “…The U.S. … has draft legislation — the Medical Neutrality Act…

Access To Midwives Advances Global Health, Gender Equality

TIME: Midwives Are Essential to Global Health Jerker Liljestrand, senior program officer of maternal, newborn, and child health at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…If … countries hope to reduce their maternal and newborn mortality rates …, they should prioritize deploying midwives and scaling up midwifery practices in their…

U.N. Security Council Unanimously Adopts Resolution Calling For Protection Of Health Facilities, Workers In War Zones, As Hospital Bombed In Government-Held Aleppo

The Guardian: U.N. demands protection for war zone hospitals after ‘epidemic of attacks’ “The U.N. Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution intended to protect hospitals, medical professionals, and patients from ‘an epidemic of attacks’ on health facilities in war zones…” (Jones, 5/3). New York Times: U.N. Security Council Condemns…

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