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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

World Leaders’ Failure To Pledge $5B Per Year To Global Fund ‘Absurd’

“The world as a whole didn’t come up with a measly $5 billion a year for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. $5 billion was a bare minimum needed to maintain momentum in the fight against these diseases,” Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Opinion Pieces Address Global Development Agenda

The following is a summary of two opinion pieces addressing the global development agenda. Paul Callan and colleagues, Devex: “With about 750 days remaining until the Millennium Development Goals expire,” Callan, a global operating partner at Dalberg, and colleagues examine whether the MDGs can be considered successful. “Our analysis presents…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Proposed Changes To U.S. International Food Aid Program Must Address Complex Issues

Noting the Obama administration earlier this year proposed changes to the U.S. international food aid program, Food for Peace, Hannah Laufer-Rottman, founder and executive director of the Palms for Life Fund, writes in the Huffington Post’s “World” blog that “in order to succeed, the new U.S. food aid policy must…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

‘Much Still Needs To Be Done’ To Prevent Severe Acute Malnutrition In Children

A Lancet editorial examines the global crisis of severe acute malnutrition in children, noting “19 million children younger than five years had severe acute malnutrition (SAM) worldwide in 2011, most of whom lived in Africa and southeast Asia,” and “more than seven percent of all deaths in this age group…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

International Community Must Meet Physical, Mental Health Needs Of Syrian Women Who Experience Violence

“December 10 marks Human Rights Day, which this year celebrates 20 years since the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action — a reaffirmation of the global community’s commitment to human rights. It is also two decades since the U.N. General Assembly’s Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women,” a…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Donors Should Contribute More To Global Fund To Prevent Forfeiting Conditional Pledges

Noting donors have pledged $12 billion over the next three years to support the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, $3 billion short of the fund’s goal, a New York Times editorial says the amount is “a vote of confidence in the programs at a time when many…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.S. Government, Private Sector Have ‘Indispensable Role’ In Emergency Aid

“Something every American needs to know: When it comes to emergency response, and longer term efforts on behalf of child survival and disease reduction, U.S. foreign aid plays an indispensable role,” Marty Martin, global executive officer at Food for the Hungry, writes in the Huffington Post’s “Impact” blog. “U.S. funding,…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Ensuring Access To Health Care Is ‘Core Component’ Of Women’s Human Rights

“A core component of women’s rights is ensuring that all women — regardless of religion, nationality, or income level — have access to quality health care,” Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) writes in the Huffington Post’s “Women” blog. “Recognizing the key link between health care for mothers and the impact on…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Global Community Must Integrate Post-2015 Development Goals, Focus On Long-Term Goals

Noting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) “are nearing their expiration date in 2015,” Yael Velleman, senior policy analyst for health and sanitation at WaterAid, writes in a Devex opinion piece, “We need to better coordinate our health response post-2015. Setting separate targets on nutrition, water and sanitation have fragmented our…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

International Community Must Focus On Rights Of Children, Especially In Conflicts Like Syria

“On December 10, 2013, the world will mark the 20th year of Human Rights Day. Yet the rights of the world’s children caught in armed conflicts continue to be violated with impunity,” Siddharth Chatterjee, chief diplomat at the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, writes in…

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