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All Forms Of Female Genital Mutilation Must End

The Guardian: Female genital mutilation is never a ‘minor practice’ Assita Kanko, author and politician “One month after the Economist justified some forms of female genital mutilation (FGM), I still feel horrified. … By supporting the absurd idea of a compromise between culture and law, proposing to tolerate what [the…

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Donor Pledges To Global Fund Will Help Ensure Better Access To Medicines To End Epidemics, Achieve SDGs

Devex: Innovating to the last mile: How access to medicines can end epidemics for good Christopher Game, chief procurement officer at the Global Fund “…At the Global Fund we are working closely with the private sector to bring corporate best practices to global health systems, streamlining processes to increase access…

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Human Rights Must Be Included In Health-Related Innovative Finance Mechanisms, Public-Private Partnerships

Daily Maverick: Op-Ed: Decisions in the Dark? Global Health Financing in the Post-Aid Era Julia Greenberg, director of the Global Health Financing Initiative at the Open Society Foundations “…Questions about how to fill the funding gap left by the withdrawal of foreign assistance for health are gaining prominence among donors,…

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Eliminating Viral Hepatitis By 2030 Possible With Improved Access To Treatments, Increased Funding

The Lancet: Towards elimination of viral hepatitis by 2030 Editorial Board “…[W]ith some vital progress now made, 2016 could be a turning point for the global prevention and control of viral hepatitis infection. … Although the knowledge and approaches required to eliminate hepatitis such as vaccines and antiviral treatment are…

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U.S. Should Continue To Support Global Fund Efforts To End HIV, TB, Malaria

Houston Chronicle: Schubert: Global Fund is a worthy tool in fight against AIDS worldwide David Schubert, member of RESULTS “…The humanitarian reasons that governments worldwide should support the Global Fund are overwhelming. … The economic reasons for support also leave an impression. … In September, the Global Fund will convene…

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Global Food Security Act Shows U.S. Willingness To Support Farmers To End Hunger, Food Insecurity

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Why the Global Food Security Act Matters Elizabeth Adams, technical specialist for agriculture at Global Communities “…[The passage of the Global Food Security Act (GFSA)] clearly demonstrates that the U.S. is willing to engage on the issue of food security in a productive manner. Though perhaps more…

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Congress’s Response To Zika ‘Unsympathetic,’ ‘Shameful’

Baltimore Sun: Capitol Hill’s shameful indifference to Zika Editorial Board “…Only one group seems remarkably unconcerned about Zika and the threat it poses to public health: the men and women of the United States Congress who left Washington last week for a seven-week recess without approving a dime more in…

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White House Summit Offers Opportunity To Renew Commitment To Global Development

The Guardian: The gender agenda: what has Obama done for women and girls? Sarah Degnan Kambou, president of the International Center for Research on Women “…The global development summit on Wednesday provides a moment to take stock of success and continue our commitments to navigating the global forces that are…

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Finding Cure, Control Strategies For HIV Possible With Continued Research

The Conversation: A cure for HIV: what science knows, and what it doesn’t Sharon Lewin, consultant physician at Alfred Hospital’s Department of Infectious Diseases and director of the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity; and Thomas Aagaard Rasmussen, clinical research fellow at the Peter Doherty Institute “…A successful strategy…

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Opinion Pieces Discuss Approaches To Achieving SDGs

The Guardian: We must focus on the U.N. goals that are the best value for money Bjørn Lomborg, president of the Copenhagen Consensus Center; Finn Kydland, professor of economics at the University of California Santa Barbara; and Nancy Stokey, professor of economics at the University of Chicago “…[B]eing smart about…

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