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Quality, Efficiency Must Be Top Considerations In Working Toward Universal Health Care

Bloomberg Businessweek: Why Universal Health Care Is No Cure-All Charles Kenny, senior fellow at the Center for Global Development “…While the call for universal health care in every country is now the official stance of the World Health Organization, attempts to meet that goal have often seen limited returns. The…

Restarting Schools In Ebola-Hit Nations Will Help End Epidemic

Project Syndicate: Educating Against Ebola Gordon Brown, U.N. special envoy for global education “…[A] new investigation of Ebola, conducted by education experts and health professionals with the support of the Global Business Coalition for Education, has found that reopening ‘safe schools’ could be a far more effective way to combat…

Ebola To Worsen Economies Of West African Nations, Experts Fear

News outlets report on the economic damage expected to occur in West Africa as a result of the Ebola epidemic. Reuters: IMF sees large financing needs next year for Ebola-hit countries “The International Monetary Fund foresees large financing needs next year in the three West African countries hardest hit by the…

Shift Toward Sustainability, Better Nutrition Makes Economic Sense

Project Syndicate: Rethinking Hunger Jomo Kwame Sundaram, assistant director-general and coordinator for Economic and Social Development at the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization “The world has a nutrition problem. Though great strides have been made toward the Millennium Development Goal of halving the proportion of undernourished people in developing countries,…

Devex #HealthyMeans Opinion Pieces Address Global Health Challenges, Opportunities

Devex: How to help us live longer — and better — lives Catherine Cheney, special projects editor at NationSwell Devex: Good for health, good for business Claire Hitchcock, director for community partnerships in GSK’s global health programs team, and Peter Muchiri Ngatia, director of capacity building at AMREF Health Africa…

Revitalized Global Partnership Can Ensure That Women Live Violence-Free

Inter Press Service: Ending Violence Against Women — A Global Responsibility Lakshmi Puri, assistant secretary general of the United Nations and deputy executive director of U.N. Women “Addressing violence against women, in all of its forms, is a global imperative and should be one of the international community’s top priorities,…

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]…

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