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Editorial, Opinion Piece Discuss Health-Related Issues Surrounding International Women’s Day

The Lancet: International Women’s Day 2015 Editorial Board “…At the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (March 9-20), the political declaration for the 20th anniversary of the Beijing conference will be adopted. The absence of health in the draft is a concern, and it is weak…

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Opinion Pieces Discuss Efforts To End Ebola Epidemic, Build Health Systems In West Africa

Devex: The hidden weapon in the fight against Ebola Nigel Chapman, chief executive officer of Plan International “…[E]nlisting ‘secret societies’ and changing their attitudes is one of the key weapons to help put an end to this outbreak. … Winning the fight against Ebola is both a short-term and a…

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Malaria Eradication Ultimate Goal; Integrating Malaria, MNCH Programs Critical To Achieving Target

Devex: As malaria resistance continues to evolve, science must keep pace Ashley Birkett, director of PATH’s Malaria Vaccine Initiative “…The news that drug-resistant parasites are once again on the march will prompt new efforts to slow their advance and add urgency to the search for alternatives to artemisinin, as it…

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Community Involvement Important Factor In HIV Prevention Clinical Trials

Al Jazeera America: Blame research design for failed HIV study Ida Susser, professor of anthropology at the CUNY Graduate Center and adjunct professor of sociomedical sciences at the HIV Center at Columbia University “…The VOICE study appeared to lack sufficient community involvement. … The high HIV incidence observed in the…

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World Leaders, Women Can Work Together To Reach Gender Equality By 2030

Inter Press Service: It’s Time to Step It Up for Gender Equality Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, executive director of U.N. Women “…When [world leaders] meet at the United Nations in New York in September, they will have the opportunity to revisit and re-commit to the goals of [the Fourth World Conference on…

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Evidence-Based Research Informs Successful Policymaking On Food Security, Nutrition

Huffington Post: From Famine to Feast in Forty Years: Policy Matters Shenggen Fan, director general of the International Food Policy Research Institute “…Food policy research generates the evidence behind decisions to help ensure that all people have access to safe, sufficient, nutritious, and sustainably grown food. It also provides policy…

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Obama Administration Should Work To Reform Helms Amendment Implementation, Do More For Global Reproductive Rights

The Hill: The hard truth about reproductive health under Obama Jon O’Brien, president of Catholics for Choice “…The Helms Amendment, enacted by Congress in 1973, prohibits foreign assistance funds for abortion services ‘as a method of family planning.’ The policy has been strictly implemented by USAID as a complete ban…

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Governments, NGOs Should Work To Implement WHO Public Health Interventions For NTDs

Epoch Times: The Global Impact of Neglected Tropical Diseases César Chelala, international public health consultant “…The NTDs seriously impact economic, social, and health indicators. … They may cost national economies hundreds of millions of dollars that could be avoided with effective prevention campaigns. … The WHO has developed five public…

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Foreign Investment In African Health Programs Should Lead To More Local Investment Over Long Term

Washington Post: Moving Africa toward health self-sufficiency Michael Gerson, opinion writer “…On global health in particular, the United States and Tanzania have performed wonders together over the last decade. … But amid this success, one statistic should cause concern. In 2002, Tanzania’s public sector accounted for about 25 percent of…

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Partnership, Cooperation Keys To Reaching Sustainable Development Goals, Including Those For MNCH, FP

Devex: Let’s be bold for women and girls, and let’s do it together Joy Phumaphi, chair of the Global Leaders Council for Reproductive Health and executive secretary of the African Leaders Malaria Alliance “…Ensuring that women are well nourished and safe in childbirth, that adolescents are empowered to delay sex…

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