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Health Financing Must Be Used Efficiently, Services Integrated To Improve Lives Of Most Vulnerable

Huffington Post: Getting Finance to Improve Women’s and Children’s Health Worldwide Flavia Bustreo, assistant director-general for Family, Women’s and Children’s Health at the World Health Organization, and vice chair of the Board of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance “…To improve the lives of the most vulnerable, resources for health must be…

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Editorial, Opinion Piece Discuss FFD3 Outcomes, SDG Discussions

The Guardian: The Guardian view on global development goals: heed the good news, but more needs to be done Editorial Board “…[S]ome of the overarching lessons that can be drawn from the [recent U.N. report on development goals] … point to the merit of mobilizing governments and public opinion in…

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U.S., Global Community Must Continue Efforts To End West African Ebola Epidemic

Washington Post: Ebola still poses a serious threat Kent Brantly, doctor at Samaritan’s Purse and Ebola survivor “…Even if this [Ebola] epidemic continues, it is unlikely to return to the magnitude it reached last summer, with hundreds of new cases appearing each week. But what is probable is the destabilization…

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Lessons Learned From Nigeria’s Polio Eradication Efforts Can Help Other Nations Eliminate Ebola

The Lancet: Lessons from polio to Ebola Editorial Board “…[T]o conclusively achieve the goal [of disease elimination] it is crucial to confront and overcome people’s fears and build their trust. Furthermore, improvements in public health and infrastructure are probably more important than novel interventions themselves. … Polio eradication in Nigeria…

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PEPFAR Using Data To Effectively Target Resources, Help Achieve AIDS-Free Generation For Women, Children

Huffington Post: Preventing New HIV Infections, Saving Lives Deborah L. Birx, U.S. global AIDS coordinator and U.S. special representative for global health diplomacy “…PEPFAR is proud of its contributions to reducing new HIV infections among children, expanding access to [antiretroviral treatment (ART)] for adults and children, and preventing new infections…

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Prioritizing, Investing In Girls, Women Can Help Propel Development Agenda Forward

Devex: What happens when you invest in girls and women? It’s simple: We all win Katja Iversen, chief executive officer of Women Deliver “…[I]nvesting in girls and women, particularly their sexual and reproductive health and rights, education, and economic empowerment, is among the smartest ways to advance progress for all.…

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U.N. Must Adopt More Realistic Measure Of Hunger, Support Small-Scale Agriculture To Meet Development Goals

The Guardian: The hunger numbers: are we counting right? Jason Hickel, anthropologist at the London School of Economics “…[L]ater this year the U.N. will launch the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with the headline goal of eradicating poverty and hunger once and for all. If this project is to have…

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Investing In Community Health Systems, Workers Critical To Preventing Future Epidemics

Huffington Post: Investing in Community Health Workers Is Essential for Preventing the Next Ebola Raj Panjabi, CEO of Last Mile Health and associate physician in the division of Global Health Equity at Brigham & Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School; and Jeffrey Walker, co-author of ‘The Generosity Network’ “…At the core of…

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SDGs Must Have Explicit Indicator To Track, Achieve Global Hygiene Target

Huffington Post: Hygiene: The Cinderella of the SDG ball Layla McCay, secretariat director at the Global Public Private Partnership for Handwashing “…Statisticians at the U.N. have recently proposed dropping hygiene from the list of [Sustainable Development Goal (SDG)] indicators that will be tracked globally, in a bid to reduce the…

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African Peer Mentoring Programs Supporting Mothers Living With HIV Need More Funding To Continue Work

New York Times: Mothers Helping Mothers to Live With HIV Tina Rosenberg, author and former editorial writer for the New York Times “…[Mothers2mothers (m2m)] trains and pays mentor mothers in six African countries to work with pregnant women and new mothers, largely in clinics and hospitals. … M2m, which now…

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