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Editorials Call On U.S. Chamber Of Commerce To Stop Lobbying On Behalf Of Tobacco Industry

New York Times: Tarred by Tobacco Editorial Board “…[David Hakim’s recent New York Times] report found that the [U.S. Chamber of Commerce] has fought tobacco packaging, restrictions on smoking in public spaces, and taxes on cigarettes in countries like the Philippines, Jamaica, Nepal, and Moldova. … The World Health Organization…

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U.S. Government Must Mobilize International Community To Provide More Humanitarian Aid Funding

The Hill: The new normal: Why the global humanitarian system is on the verge of collapse Rick Leach, president and CEO of World Food Program USA “…The [World Food Programme [WFP]) and other humanitarian organizations can only respond if resources are available. Yet according to the U.N. Emergency Relief Coordinator,…

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Private Sector Can Help Fill Gaps In Vulnerable Nations’ Public Health Care Infrastructures

The Guardian: In global health care, quality and access are what matters — not who delivers it Joanna Buckley and Serufusa Sekidde, development economists at Oxford Policy Management “…Given their vulnerability, fragile and conflict-affected states simply do not have access to the large amounts of state expenditure needed to provide…

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International Community Must Support WASH Efforts To Improve Global Health

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Avoidable disease: For too many, all it takes is modern sanitation Editorial Board “A disturbing report by the World Health Organization and UNICEF shows how something so simple and common as toilets and sanitation can affect the health and welfare of millions. According to the document released last…

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More Funding Should Be Allocated To Directly Improve Health Systems In Africa

American Journal of Public Health: Health and Justice in a Time of Austerity James Pfeiffer, executive director of Health Alliance International (HAI) and professor with the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington “…Even in a time of exponential growth in aid for health, only a trickle finds…

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Development Agencies Must Include Women When Defining Health, Economic Priorities

The Guardian: Why the development community needs to hear women’s voices Joanna Moorhead, writer at the Guardian “The reality of women’s lives has tended to be ignored or misunderstood by aid agencies. Women need to be made integral to economic progress in developing countries and agencies need to stop seeing…

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International Trade Can Play Critical Role In Ending Extreme Poverty

The Guardian: Making international trade work for the world’s poorest Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank Group, and Robert Azevêdo, director general of the World Trade Organization “…[T]he World Bank and the World Trade Organization — the world’s largest multilateral development and trade organizations — believe a series…

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SDGs Must Do More To Reach Most Vulnerable Children

The Conversation: How the Millennium Development Goals failed the world’s poorest children Anna Childs, deputy director for International Development at The Open University “…There has been a massive leap in learning since the Millennium Development Goals were established, not least in how to define, collect, and analyze data. [UNICEF’s Progress…

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People With Disabilities Must Be Included In SDG Monitoring Framework

Devex: U.N. SDG process indicates exclusion is set to continue Dominic Haslam, director of program and policy strategy at Sightsavers “…The SDGs are a huge opportunity to address some of the most urgent questions of inequality, to take a step forward in progressive realization of human rights, and to protect…

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G7, G20 Governments Should Intensify Efforts To Address Antimicrobial Resistance

Project Syndicate: Squashing the Superbugs Jim O’Neill, commercial secretary to the U.K. Treasury and chair of the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance “…With the G7 leaders having committed, in a recent joint declaration, to tackle ‘antimicrobial resistance’ (AMR), it is time for the more inclusive G20 — and China, as it…

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