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Men Must Be Engaged In HIV Response

The Standard: Eliminating pediatric HIV, men should play a part Moses Mugugunyeki, an editor at The Standard “…Zimbabwe is making headway in achieving its Millennium Development Goal of reducing new HIV infections by half by the year 2015. … The role of men in society is unquestionable. It is for…

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New York Times Publishes Editorial, Commentary On Humanitarian Efforts In Syria

The New York Times features an editorial and a commentary on the deteriorating humanitarian situation in conflict-ridden Syria. New York Times: The Message From Homs “In the last four days, at least 800 people — mostly women, children and the elderly — have been evacuated from Homs, one of Syria’s…

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‘Grand Convergence,’ Strategic Investments In Health Are Critical For SDGs

LiveMint: Towards a single health goal K Srinath Reddy, president of the Public Health Foundation of India and a member of the Commission on Investing in Health “…The commission believes that infectious diseases, maternal and child health — which constitute the grand convergence — together with some key elements of…

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U.S., French Presidents Note Shared African Development Goals In Washington Post Commentary

Washington Post: Obama and Hollande: France and the U.S. enjoy a renewed alliance U.S. President Barack Obama and French Republic President François Hollande “…Perhaps nowhere is our new partnership on more vivid display than in Africa. … Across the continent, from Senegal to Somalia, we are helping train and equip…

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Opinion Pieces Discuss New Farm Bill

The following is a summary of two opinion pieces addressing the Farm Bill, which President Obama signed into law last week. Huffington Post: The Farm Bill and International Food Aid: What You Need to Know Katie Lee, advocacy and policy coordinator for international development at InterAction “…As we move forward,…

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IFAD Working To Improve Agriculture, Nutrition

Writing in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists” blog, Kanayo Nwanze, president of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), discusses the agency’s efforts to improve agriculture and nutrition. “…To eradicate malnutrition, of course, is a complex endeavor. Our work must be complemented with actions in other sectors,…

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Governance Indicator Could Help Countries Register Children

The Guardian: Invisible children: birth registration is a prerequisite for equality Matt Andrews, an associate professor of public policy at Harvard Kennedy School “More than a third of the world’s children born today will not have any form of identification to access the social, civic and economic systems required to…

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Gates Pushed Congress To Increase Polio Eradication Funding

Los Angeles Times: Bill Gates: The world is better than ever Doyle McManus, columnist at the Los Angeles Times “Bill Gates wants you to feel much better about the future of mankind. Things are looking up, he says, way up. … Fewer children are dying from preventable diseases, thanks partly…

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Establish Global ‘Super Fund’ To Support Children In Conflict Zones

Huffington Post: Sad Faces, Sad Futures and a Recipe for Change Harry Leibowitz, co-founder and board chair at World of Children “…All [children in conflict zones] want is to grow up in peace and have a chance at life. Instead, they are forced to suffer in horrendous conditions and are,…

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HIV Cure Research For Children, Adults ‘Could Be The Catalyst’ To End AIDS

Huffington Post: Setting the Stage for an HIV Cure Charles Lyons, president and CEO of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), and Nicholas Hellmann, EGPAF’s executive vice president of medical and scientific affairs “…Cure research is an essential step to keeping HIV-positive children alive. It is imperative that children…

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