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Africa Must Provide Opportunities For All People To Reach Potential

Washington Post: The next steps for Africa to meet its potential Kofi Annan, former U.N. secretary-general, and chair of the Kofi Annan Foundation and the Africa Progress Panel “…Africa will only become a stable and vibrant partner for the United States, and the world, if it provides opportunities for all…

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Eliminating TB Is A ‘Humanitarian Imperative,’ ‘Economic Necessity’

Huffington Post: The Missed 3 Million: Reducing the Threat of Tuberculosis Worldwide Susan Blumenthal, public health editor for the Huffington Post, Laura McCulloch, student at Dartmouth College, and Stephanie Heung, student at Yale University “…Public health interventions have made major progress in fighting TB, with incidence rates significantly declining since…

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Child Marriage Won’t End Without Proper M&E Of Programs

Huffington Post: Child Marriage Won’t End Until We Start Documenting What Actually Works: Advocates Agnes Odhiambo, senior women’s rights researcher at Human Rights Watch “…Part of the problem [regarding child marriage] has been a lack of documentation and evaluation of existing programs to end child marriage, so there is little…

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U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summit Should Focus On Establishing Maternal, Child Health Plan

The Hill: Concentrate on Africa’s Children Mark Shriver, senior vice president for strategic initiatives with Save the Children, and Tanzania President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete “…The U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summit on August 5 and 6 offers an opportunity to boldly commit to prioritizing maternal, newborn and child survival in Africa. The good…

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Momentum Generated In Achieving MDGs Must Not Be Wasted

Devex: 500 days: Make them count Charles Lyons, president and CEO of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation “Five hundred days sounds like a long time, but compared with 15 years, it is the blink of an eye. And in fewer than 500 days we will reach Dec. 31, 2015,…

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Lessons From Three Countries In Africa On Preventing, Treating HIV/AIDS

New York Times: On AIDS: Three Lessons From Africa Tina Rosenberg, author and Pulitzer Prize winner “…[W]e’re interested in what separates success from failure. We’re especially interested in positive deviants — the people, places, and institutions that are doing much better than others with the same resources. What are they…

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VMMC Scale-Up In Africa Will Help Reach AIDS-Free Generation

Huffington Post: A Lesson in Health: Scaling Up Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Leslie Mancuso, president and CEO of Jhpiego “…[M]ore than one million men and youth in sub-Saharan Africa … have chosen to protect themselves and reduce their lifetime risk of contracting HIV by participating in Jhpiego-supported VMMC [(voluntary medical…

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India Needs ‘Investment In Waste-Treatment Infrastructure’

Huffington Post: Poor Sanitation: The Startling Link to Childhood Malnutrition Joan Rose, Homer Nowlin chair in water research at Michigan State University “…To help ensure a brighter future for India’s youth, the nation requires an investment in waste-treatment infrastructure, including toilets and waste-water treatment. Disinfection must play a role to…

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CSIS ‘Critical Questions’ Piece Discusses Ebola Outbreak

Center for Strategic & International Studies: West Africa’s Galloping Ebola Crisis In a “Critical Questions” piece, J. Stephen Morrison, senior vice president and director of the Global Health Policy Center at the Center for Strategic & International Studies, answers several questions regarding the Ebola outbreak in West Africa (7/31).

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Progress In Maternal Care Access Made In Afghanistan; International Community Must Remain Committed

Huffington Post: Saving Mothers in Afghanistan: Progress, Challenges, and the Road Ahead Vanessa Thevathasan, freelance researcher and writer “Progress has been made, but, with Afghanistan at the bottom of global health rankings, the sustainable improvement of maternal well-being remains a serious and complex challenge in Afghanistan. … The coming year…

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