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Proper Handwashing Essential To Maternal, Child Health, Infection Prevention

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Let 5-year-old Sherry tell you how handwashing with soap saves lives Myriam Sidibe, social mission director for Africa at Unilever, and Siddharth Chatterjee, UNFPA representative to Kenya “…Access to good hygiene, including handwashing with soap, is an important indicator in the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).…

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‘Partisan Baubles’ Within U.S. House-Passed Zika Funding Measure Could Mean Continued Delay In Response

Washington Post: It’s us against Zika — whose side is Congress on? Editorial Board “…More than four months after President Obama requested nearly $1.9 billion in emergency funding to deal with a public health emergency, the House voted for $1.1 billion but saddled it with unnecessary partisan baubles. This may…

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Private Sector Investment Critical To Achieving SDGs

Huffington Post: Let’s Make Global Goals Local Business Lise Kingo, executive director of the United Nations Global Compact “…[T]he [Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)] not only identify where we have to be in 2030 to create a sustainable world which leaves nobody behind, but they also outline new opportunities for companies…

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Hospitals In Sierra Leone Continue Ebola Response Efforts Despite Health System Challenges

The Conversation: Hospital life in Sierra Leone after Ebola Tom Solomon, director of the Institute of Infection and Global Health and NIHR Health Protection Research Unit, and professor at the University of Liverpool “…Work led by my colleagues at the University of Liverpool, and others, has shown that Ebola survivors…

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Lessons From HIV Prevention, Treatment In Kenya May Help Inform Response To Growing NCD Epidemic

Huffington Post: A Christian Warrior For Health Takes On Chronic Disease After Battling AIDS David J. Olson, global health communications expert “…[M]any Kenyans are surviving AIDS only to live long enough to be killed by [noncommunicable diseases (NCDs)]. … Health programs, therefore, must turn their attention to this new pandemic…

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NYT Editorial, Letter To Editor Discuss Red Cross’s Humanitarian Relief Efforts In Haiti

New York Times: Trust Deficit at the Red Cross Editorial Board “After calamities, people donate millions of dollars to the American Red Cross, believing it is uniquely equipped to provide prompt humanitarian aid. The latest evidence that their faith has been misplaced came this week in a report by Senator…

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Congress Should Fund Zika Without Using Ebola Funds

Miami Herald: Congress must fully fund battle against Zika and Ebola Sylvia Burwell, U.S. secretary of Health and Human Services “…[Some members] in Congress want to meet [the Zika] challenge by stripping funds away from our Ebola response and our continued efforts to prepare countries to build up their public…

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Latest World Health Assembly Meeting Highlighted Many Global Health Challenges, Actions

Inter Press Service: What is Missing on the Global Health Front? Martin Khor, executive director of the South Centre “The last World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva (23-28 May) discussed the manifold global health crises that require urgent attention, and adopted resolutions to act on many issues. We are currently…

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Women’s, Girls’ Reproductive Rights ‘Should Be At Heart Of Every Development Program’

The Guardian: The Guardian view on family planning: the unsung human right Editorial Board “…Next month marks the halfway stage of the Family Planning 2020 initiative, an attempt to get 120 million more women and girls in 69 countries using contraception, that was launched at a London conference in 2012.…

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Emphasis On Equity, Health Care Access Critical To Ending Preventable Child, Maternal Deaths

Huffington Post: Reaching the Unreached: How an Emphasis on Equity Can Help End Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths Ariel Pablos-Mendez, assistant administrator for global health and child and maternal survival coordinator at USAID “…Equity is at the heart of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)’s 2016 Acting on the…

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