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Global Fund Poised To Defeat ‘Big 3′ Infectious Diseases, But More Funding Necessary

“Starting in late September, leaders of the world’s governments will meet at the United Nations to discuss, among other issues, how much money to allocate to the Global Fund” to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the Huffington Post’s “Impact” blog writes, noting the Global Fund “estimates that it will need…

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Increased Harmonization, Coordination Needed To Fully Realize Promise Of Maternal, Child Health Initiatives

“In just a few weeks, global leaders will head to New York City for the annual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly and one of the most important conversations of our time,” United Nations Foundation CEO Kathy Calvin, writes in the Huffington Post’s “Global Motherhood” blog. “The world’s collective…

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Current Research Supports Biofortification Interventions, But More Research Needed

“HarvestPlus, as part of the CGIAR research program on agriculture for nutrition and health, has promoted the selective breeding of staple food crops to provide more essential micronutrients as a new potentially important strategy in the fight against micronutrient malnutrition,” Alan de Brauw and Dan Gilligan, both senior research fellows…

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Skoll World Forum ‘Debate & Series’ Examines Health-Related MDGs

“In the lead up to the U.N. General Assembly, the Skoll World Forum partnered with Johnson & Johnson, the United Nations Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to produce an online debate focused on the last 850 days before the [Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)] expire in 2015,” the “Debate…

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Closing Funding Gap To Eradicate Polio Now Would Mean Fewer Resources Spent On Disease In Future

Noting the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “has been spearheading an effort over the past couple of years to close the last mile on polio eradication,” Matthew Yglesias, business and economics correspondent for Slate, writes in the magazine’s “Moneybox” blog, “The Gates Foundation believes it has a plan to get…

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International Community Can Learn From Success Of MDGs In Designing SDGs

Noting “[t]he world’s governments [are to] meet at a special session of the U.N. General Assembly on Sept. 25 to discuss how to accelerate progress on the Millennium Development Goals [MDGs], and also to agree on a timetable for a new set of Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs],” Jeffrey Sachs, director…

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Examining Solutions To Distribution Of Substandard Malaria Drugs

Noting the emergence of drug resistance to the “once highly successful malaria treatments chloroquine and sulphadoxine pyrimethamine (SP)” and the resulting need for artemisinin combination therapies (ACTs), Jasson Urbach, director of the South Africa-based Africa Fighting Malaria, in a post in The Guardian’s “Global Development Professionals Network” blog, examines “what…

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U.S. Trade Officials Should Side With Public Health In Trade Negotiations

“Give thanks to Malaysia for heading off, at least temporarily, an American effort to weaken the ability of countries to impose stiff rules on the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products within their own borders,” a New York Times editorial states, noting, “The Malaysian proposal to preserve that ability…

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Inclusive Rights-Based Foreign Policy Promotes ‘Health And Wellness For All’

“In 2011, in recognition of the importance of an inclusive rights-based foreign policy, U.S. President Barack Obama issued a memorandum that raised [lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT)] rights to the status of a foreign policy priority,” Joseph Tucker of the UNC Project-China, and Deborah von Zinkernagel and U.S. Global…

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U.S. Has ‘Unique Opportunity’ To Help Africa Implement Modern Energy Sources

“In my country, the West African nation of Liberia, living without power has become a way of life,” Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of Liberia and winner of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, writes in a Foreign Policy opinion piece. She states, “This is why I was delighted when U.S. President…

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