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Food For Peace Program Still Necessary

In 1954, President Dwight Eisenhower signed Public Law 480, now known as Food for Peace, a program that since has “saved millions of lives,” author William Lambers writes in a post The Hill’s “Congress Blog.” The program “was started because there was so much food in the United States, it…

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New York Times Columnist, ‘Win-A-Trip’ Student Reflect On Breastfeeding In Mali

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof is in Mali for his annual win-a-trip journey, during which he travels with a university student to report on global poverty issues. The following is a summary of an opinion piece from Kristof and an “On the Ground” blog post from Erin Luhmann, this…

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Opinion Pieces Address Global Family Planning, Reproductive Health Goals

World Population Day is recognized on July 11, as well as the one-year anniversary of the London Family Planning Summit. The following opinion pieces discuss issues surrounding global family planning and reproductive health. Joy Lawn, Huffington Post U.K.’s “Impact” blog: “World Population Day on July 11 is a time for…

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Global Health Researchers Must Address Disparities, Local Contexts For Research To Be Meaningful

“[H]ow should global health researchers approach the task of documenting and disseminating their impact in what are these days termed resource-poor settings? What role does a journal have in fostering that process?” Paul Farmer, chief strategist and co-founder of Partners In Health, asks in The Lancet’s “Global Health” blog. “It…

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India Should Work To Improve Public Health System In Order To Curb Malnutrition

“Poor sanitation and high morbidity are two key factors explaining India’s high malnutrition burden,” a LiveMint editorial states, adding, “India’s flawed food policy — which has focused solely on cereals such as rice and wheat at the expense of pulses, fruits and vegetables — and stark gender inequality, which causes…

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Global Community Must Talk Openly About Young People’s Sexual Health To Eliminate Barriers To Information, Commodities

“This World Population Day 2013” — observed Thursday — “the focus is on adolescent pregnancy,” Purnima Mane, president and CEO of Pathfinder International, writes in the Huffington Post’s “Impact” blog. She provides statistics about pregnancy and reproductive health among adolescent girls and states, “These statistics show: we need to talk…

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Creating Sustainable Health Care Solutions For An AIDS-Free Generation In Africa

“[W]ith the recent birth of the one millionth HIV-free baby born to an HIV-positive mother there, hope for an African generation free from this disease is alive thanks to the remarkable impact of antiretroviral drugs,” John Howe, president and CEO of Project HOPE, writes in the Huffington Post’s “Impact” blog.…

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ColaLife Program Offers Important Lessons About Essential Medicines Distribution In Developing World

“‘We can distribute Coca-Cola all around the world, but we can’t seem to get medication to save a child from something as simple as diarrhea,’ said the singer Annie Lennox in a 2008 interview,” journalist Sarika Bansal notes in the New York Times’ “Opinionator” blog. “Indeed, Coca-Cola’s footprint in Africa…

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Leveraging Innovative Financing Mechanisms For Global Health R&D

“Whatever the exact numbers, few would dispute that only a small fraction of health [research and development (R&D)] funding targets conditions in poor countries that account for most of the global disease burden,” Trevor Mundel, president of the Global Health Division at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, writes in…

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Universal Access To HIV Therapy Essential To Reach End Of AIDS

“Antiretroviral therapy saves lives, improves quality of life, and lifts communities and economies, enabling people to once again work, go to school, care for their families, and participate in society. Every day, treatment access and other investments are helping us get closer to an end of the AIDS epidemic,” UNAIDS…

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