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Vaccinations Essential To Protecting Health, Well-Being Of Children In India

Huffington Post: Giving Our Children A Shot At Health Vishwajeet Kumaar, scientist and founder and CEO of Community Empowerment Lab “This World Immunization Week (April 24-30), countries around the world will celebrate one of the most transformative health interventions in the history of public health — vaccines. … Last month,…

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Ebola Epidemic Provides Local Media With Critical Lessons In Health Communication

Devex: Empowering local media can make the difference: 5 lessons from the Ebola crisis Alison Campbell, senior director for global initiatives at Internews “…A preliminary assessment done by Internews in November found more than 300 types of social mobilization and messaging systems in the three worst-affected countries: Liberia, Guinea and…

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World Must Make Continued Investments To Eradicate Polio

Globe and Mail: Vanquishing a virus Itzhak Perlman, Israeli-American violinist and conductor, and Paul Martin, former prime minister of Canada “…Thanks to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), launched by Rotary International, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — and joined more…

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Current Plans For African CDC Inadequate To Address Continent’s Underlying Public Health System Issues

Nature: Highway to health Editorial Board “…Although the goal is excellent and the effort should be cautiously welcomed, the plans for the African [CDC] are woefully inadequate. In terms of funds and staff — at least initially — it will be in no position to achieve its lofty ambitions. ……

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Access To Family Planning Will Help Tackle Climate Change

Huffington Post: On This Earth Day, Invest in Family Planning Alexander Sanger, chair of the International Planned Parenthood Council “…While reaching remote communities is helping to treat the side effects of climate change, the heart of our work — providing contraception — is tackling the root of climate change. We’ve…

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Ebola Crisis Serves As ‘Wake-Up Call’ For WHO’s Need Of Structural Reform

Chicago Tribune: Big changes needed at WHO before the next Ebola crisis Editorial Board “…In response to deep criticism of its handling of the Ebola outbreak, WHO issued a statement last week that was surprising for its candor if not for its recommendations, which echoed yearslong calls for reform. ‘The…

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Opinion Pieces Mark World Malaria Day, Say Efforts Must Continue To End Disease

The Hill: Imagining no malaria Thomas J. Bickerton, a bishop with the United Methodist Church, and Gary Henderson, executive director of Global Health Initiatives for United Methodist Communications “…[Wednesday, on] behalf of The United Methodist Church (UMC), [we were] proud to join Global Fund Executive Director Mark Dybul, Friends of…

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Disease-Specific Treatment, Prevention Initiatives More Cost Effective Than Broad Health Care Improvement

Project Syndicate: The Right Health Investments Bjørn Lomborg, founder and director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center and adjunct professor at the Copenhagen Business School “…Given the strong case for tackling a few specific preventable or curable diseases, one might assume that improving general health coverage to help protect populations from…

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Upcoming Series To Examine Global Disease Outbreak Preparedness

GlobalPost: Placing a dollar figure on health, following Ebola Caelainn Hogan, GroundTruth fellow “…I was in Washington for the World Bank and International Monetary Fund’s annual Spring Meetings, a marathon of talks centered on developments in global finance with experts and heads of state from around the world. This year,…

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China Can Provide Important Lessons, Serve As Partner To Africa On UHC

Devex: China and UHC in Africa Cheng Feng, chair of the China Alliance for South-South Health Cooperation Research and professor at Tsinghua University Research Center for Public Health “…The success that China is beginning to have in expanding health coverage at home is particularly fertile learning territory for Africa, given…

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