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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Proposed Farm Bill Will Prevent Expanded Food Aid, Blog States

“The word from the hollowed halls of Congress is that there’s bipartisan agreement on a new five-year Farm Bill that makes some cuts in food stamp payments and farmer subsidies, outraging both special interests in the agriculture industry along with advocates for the American poor. Almost totally ignored is the…

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Obama Administration, Congress Must Fund PEPFAR To ‘Accelerate The End Of AIDS’

Health Affairs Blog: Don’t Put The Brakes On Ending AIDS Chris Collins, vice president and director of public policy at amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research, and Matthew Kavanagh, a senior policy analyst for Health Global Access Project, Mumford Doctoral Fellow in Politics at the University of Pennsylvania, and fellow…

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Global Community Must Heed Women’s Health, Stop Gender-Based Violence In Syria

Huffington Post: Stop Sexual Assaults and Violence Against Syrian Women and Girls Tewodros Melesse, director-general of the International Planned Parenthood Federation “The humanitarian situation in Syria has sharply deteriorated and though media interest in the conflict has ebbed and flowed the crisis affecting Syrians has steadily grown. Breaches of human…

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International Focus On Dementia Research Provides Promise For New Treatments

Huffington Post: Global Dementia Research: New Treatments on the Horizon Rita Altman, vice president of Memory Care and Programming for Sunrise Senior Living “…Dementia was actually the focus this time at the first-ever G8 Dementia Summit held last month in London, where leaders committed to finding a treatment or cure…

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Women In Syrian Refugee Camps Face Lack Of Basic Resources, Loss of Structured Community

The Atlantic: Working at a Women’s Clinic in a Syrian Refugee Camp Hannah Myrick Anderson, medical student at the University of Kansas “…While continued aid is needed to sustain the [Syrian] refugees in the Zaatari camp, it seemed to me that many of the troubles that the women in the…

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‘A Little Money’ Could Bring Greater Road Safety In Developing World

The Economist: Reinventing the wheel “Road crashes now kill 1.3 million people a year, more than malaria or tuberculosis. … Yet few places tackle road deaths with the same determination as infectious diseases … In most countries more than half of all deaths happen on under a tenth of roads.…

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Warring Factions Must Compromise To Help Prevent Polio’s Spread

Washington Post: Polio is on the rise in war zones worldwide “In Syria, engulfed in civil war, slow and gradual progress is being made in efforts to vaccinate against polio after an outbreak last year, but there are still tens of thousands of children trapped in conflict zones who are…

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Importance Of Locally Driven And International Responses To TB ‘Cannot Be Overstressed’

The Lancet Global Health: Rebalancing the global battle against tuberculosis Mario Raviglione and Mukund Uplekar of the WHO Global TB Programme; Cheri Vincent and Ariel Pablos-Méndez of USAID “Meetings of health ministers from the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) have produced two joint statements in…

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Private Sector Plays Critical Role In Ending AIDS

Huffington Post: The $22 Million Domino Effect Deborah Dugan, CEO of (RED) “The domino effect can be a truly beautiful thing. But in the case of the AIDS fight, when every domino is a private sector player, we don’t want dominos down. We want as many as possible standing proud…

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Optimism Plays Important Role In ‘Eradicating Ill-Health And Poverty’

The Guardian: Bill Gates: reasons to be cheerful “We have, according to Bill Gates, never had it so good. The billionaire philanthropist’s Supermac-style appraisal of the state of the globe comes in his sixth annual letter from the Gates Foundation. … [T]here is good reason for optimism — and good…

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