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Opinion Pieces Discuss Issues To Be Addressed At Global Summit On Sexual Violence

Two opinion pieces address issues to be discussed this week at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict. Devex: Sexual violence affects not just women and girls Emma Pomfret, press officer for East, Central, and South Africa at ChristianAid, and Chantal Daniels, an expert in the field of…

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African Women Farmers Need Support From Leaders, Policymakers

Forbes: Supporting Women Farmers Is The Key To Africa’s Continued Progress Uyen Kim Huynh, senior research scientist at the Center for Globalization and Sustainable Development at Columbia University “…Given the critical role that women farmers play in Africa with respect to agricultural production and securing livelihoods for their families, further…

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Involving ‘Local Voices In Global Health’ Essential For Successful Projects

Huffington Post: A New Paradigm for Global Health Research: Local Needs, Local Teams James Bernstein, co-founder, chair, and CEO of Eniware LLC, and Brenda D’Mello, technical adviser at CCBRT “…The level of collaboration and incorporation of local voices in global health as it stands today is far too low. The…

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Education On Preventing Ebola Transmission Critical In West African Outbreak

New York Times: Ebola Gets Worse in West Africa “…The [Ebola outbreaks in West Africa] will require a large educational effort to alert people to the dangers, to warn people not to eat ‘bush meat,’ to warn mourners not to touch the victims during burial ceremonies, and to protect health…

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Support Increasing For Population-Based Malaria Prevention Strategy But More Guidance Needed

New York Times: How to Beat Malaria, Once and for All François Nosten, professor of tropical medicine at the University of Oxford and director of the Shoklo Malaria Research Unit “…In pilot studies in Cambodia, Vietnam and here on the Thai-Myanmar border, we have begun testing one approach to rapid…

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Conference Outlines Ways To Improve Maternal, Newborn, Child Health

Huffington Post: How to Save Women and Children Stephen Cornish, executive director of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Canada “…The organizers and participants of last week’s conference [in Canada titled ‘Saving Every Woman Every Child: Within Arm’s Reach’] are to be commended for seeking concrete steps to improve maternal, newborn,…

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Achieving SDGs Requires Private Sector Involvement

Foreign Policy: Make Money, End Poverty Johan Bergenas, deputy director of the Managing Across Boundaries Initiative at the Stimson Center “…[U]nless governments strategically leverage the private sector, the simple fact is that the world likely will not achieve the forthcoming Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including the goal of eradicating extreme…

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Prejudice Surrounding HIV Must End In Order To Effectively Prevent, Treat Infections

The Guardian: HIV remains a global health problem, thanks to ignorance and prejudice Norman Fowler, author, former cabinet minister with Margaret Thatcher, and former chair of the Conservative party “More than 35 million people are living with HIV but about half of those do not know they are infected. In…

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Kenyan Commitment To Affordable Maternal Health Care Exists, But Action Needed

Huffington Post: Maternal and Child Health in Kenya Annie Sparrow, deputy director of the Human Rights Program at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai “…Kenya’s challenge is now two-fold. It must expand access and information regarding health care and it must make maternal health care affordable. The commitment to…

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Investing In Local Capacity Will Bolster Global Nutrition Programs

Huffington Post: The Nutrition for Growth Summit One Year Later: Big Plans Require Bigger Investment in Local Capacity Kathy Spahn, president and CEO of Helen Keller International “…The Nutrition for Growth Summit and other recent initiatives throughout the global community have raised unprecedented levels of funding for nutrition programming and…

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