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Continuous Support For Mass Treatment Could Lead To River Blindness Eradication

Los Angeles Times: Can river blindness enter the elite club of eradicated diseases? Matshidiso Moeti, WHO’s regional director for Africa “…Completely eliminating onchocerciasis [also referred to as river blindness] from all areas where it is known to exist would take the world to an extremely rare place: disease eradication. ……

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Initiative Of USAID’s Global Health Fellows Program Brings Diverse Thinking Into Field

Huffington Post: Global Health Corporate Champions In Ghana — An Emerging Market Bootcamp Amanda MacArthur, chief program officer at PYXERA Global “…The learning that comes out of [initiatives like USAID’s Global Health Corporate Champions] is not one-sided, nor is it limited to nonprofits. Applying professional skills in a cross-sector, emerging…

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Investing In Adolescent Women’s Contraceptive Needs ‘Must Be At The Heart Of Global Health And Development Strategies’

Devex: Addressing contraceptive needs of adolescent women in developing regions Ann Starrs, president and CEO of the Guttmacher Institute “…[M]any young women who want to avoid pregnancy are not receiving the services they need to protect their health and delay childbearing. This is especially true in the poorest countries and…

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Opinion Pieces Urge Congress To Reconvene, Pass Zika Funding Bill

CNBC: Hey Congress: We have the power to stop Zika, but we need your help Judith Monroe, president and CEO of the CDC Foundation “…There are three actions our country must undertake to beat back Zika. First, I urge our nation’s leaders to reconvene Congress and work together across the…

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Collaboration Among Public, Private, Non-Profit Partners Vital To Achieving SDGs

Inter Press Service: Kenya’s Health Sector Challenges Present the Ideal Setting for Creating Shared Value Siddharth Chatterjee, UNFPA representative to Kenya, and Amit Thakker, chair of the Kenya Healthcare Federation “…There has never been a better time for partnerships that harness the power of business to drive prosperity by tackling…

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Global Community Must Use Holistic, Integrated Approach To Achieve SDGs

The Guardian: Child marriage shows it takes a village to achieve a goal Heather Saunders, policy and advocacy adviser at Plan International U.K. “…[O]ur experience shows us that it’s not helpful to cherrypick certain issues, to separate human development from the environment, or good governance. Each goal and target in…

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To Prevent Drug-Resistant HIV, World Needs To Strengthen Antiretroviral Drug Delivery Systems, Patient Adherence

The Guardian: How to combat the threat of HIV drug resistance Steven Hong, assistant professor at Tufts University “…Globally, HIV drug resistance is on the rise. … We must act now to help people adhere to their treatment plans, before it’s too late. … Drug resistance will rise when [antiretroviral…

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Partnerships To Train Frontline Workforce Can Help End Malnutrition

Devex: A silver medal’s not good enough when it comes to nutrition Carolyn MacDonald, nutrition director and founder of the Nutrition Center of Expertise at World Vision International “…[T]he current human capacity to implement evidence-based nutrition interventions is glaringly insufficient. There are limited professional training programs in countries with the…

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Lack Of WASH Access, High Number Of Stunted Children Highlight India’s Inequality, Poverty

The Guardian: India’s poor sanitation is damaging millions of children. There’s no excuse Rose George, author “…[T]here is too much about modern India that is not fair. Modern India has a massive middle class …, economic growth that makes market economists salivate, and the third largest number of billionaires. It…

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Investing In Global Development, Food Security Initiatives Important For U.S. National Security

The Hill: Global development initiatives — why it matters Sylvain Roy, president and CEO of Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA) “…[W]hy should the United States invest in supporting global development while we are facing many urgent needs domestically? How do we justify spending money abroad to address the world’s…

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