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Grassroots Efforts To Terminate Pregnancies Need Support

RH Reality Check: How Women Took Their Reproductive Rights Into Their Own Hands Leila Hessini, chair of the Global Fund for Women board “…Although pregnancy termination is one of the most common experiences people have across the globe, reproductive rights are often ignored by local health, community, or legal systems.…

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More Aid Needed For Displaced Nigerians

Washington Post: Aid for hundreds of thousands of displaced Nigerians is running out Margee Ensign, president of the American University of Nigeria and chairwoman of the Adamawa Peace Initiative “…We are the Adamawa Peace Initiative, an effort started by the American University of Nigeria three years ago. … When we…

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Setting SDGs Important For Progress

Project Syndicate: Why the Sustainable Development Goals Matter Jeffrey D. Sachs, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University and special adviser to the U.N. secretary general on the Millennium Development Goals “Following the progress made under the Millennium Development Goals, which guided global development efforts in the years 2000-2015,…

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Ending Hunger, Malnutrition Requires Sustained Momentum, Strong Partnerships

Huffington Post: U.S. Leadership on Global Food and Nutrition Security: We are Making Serious Progress Katie Lee, policy manager at InterAction “…The United States government is a crucial partner to the broad coalition of organizations supporting food and nutrition security. … ‘We can be proud of the progress we have…

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Children Affected By Ebola In Liberia Need Protection, Support Services

Huffington Post: In Liberia, Children Affected by Ebola Need Our Support George Kordahi, national director of SOS Children’s Villages in Liberia “…The [Ebola] outbreak has been a tragedy for all of us, but especially for Liberia’s most vulnerable children. Children and youth were and continue to be in desperate need…

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U.S. Must Increase Capacity For Global Health R&D, Anticipate Global Disease Threats

Washington Post: Why aren’t we producing medications for looming global disease threats? Mel Spigelman, physician and president and chief executive of TB Alliance “…[A new Global Health Technologies Coalition] analysis reveals that over the past six years, [U.S.] taxpayer funding for global health research has been stagnant or declining. ……

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U.S. Navy’s Pacific Partnership Must Be More Responsive To Emergencies In Region

The Hill: Need more than lip-service from Pacific Partnership Eileen Natuzzi, medical education coordinator for the Solomon Island Living Memorial Project for the San Diego State University School of Public Health “…The failure of Pacific Partnership, [a Department of Defense forward readiness program in the Asia Pacific Region and] one…

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Leadership, Global Governance Questions Must Be Answered For True Pandemic Preparedness

Washington Post: The next epidemic Michael Gerson, opinion writer “…The first and foundational layer of pandemic preparedness is the disease surveillance system in developing countries. … Many developing countries lack even the minimal capability to identify outbreaks before they become epidemics. Filling those gaps is one of the goals of…

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The Lancet To Focus On Ebola’s Lessons, Global Health Security In Upcoming Issues

The Lancet: 1 year on — lessons from the Ebola outbreak for WHO Editorial Board “This week has seen what is likely to be the beginning of an onslaught of criticism leveled against WHO for its handling of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. … This year will see at…

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Building Community Resilience, Food Security Can Improve Development Indicators

Huffington Post: From Food Security to Regional Security: How Community Resilience Can Prevent Conflict in Africa Darius Mans, president of Africare “…From 2008 to 2015 with support from USAID’s Office of Food for Peace, Africare/Chad implemented the Batha and Ouaddaï Food Security Initiative (BOFSI). The project improved food security and…

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