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World Health Assembly Delegates Should Focus On U.N. Commission Recommendations For Life-Saving Commodities

“As part of Every Woman Every Child, the women and child health initiative launched in 2010 by U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, technical experts got together to define [a] list of overlooked life-saving medicines and health supplies and to identify barriers preventing their access and use,” Nicole Schiegg, a consultant…

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Congress Must Prioritize Funding For International Assistance Programs

“For many people around the world, sequestration is literally a life-or-death issue. Its impact may be most deeply felt by those living in developing nations,” Rev. Derrick Boykin, associate for African-American leadership outreach at Bread for the World, writes in the Huffington Post’s “Black Voices” blog. “Millions of people around…

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With HPV Vaccine Price Lowered, Challenge Now Is Strengthening Health Systems For Rollout

“Since their approval, health experts and campaigners, including The Lancet, have called for the vaccines against the human papillomaviruses (HPV) that cause cervical cancer to become available at a much cheaper price,” a Lancet editorial states. High prices “meant the vaccines were prohibitively expensive for low-income countries where most HPV…

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In Order To Meet Population Demands For Food, Farmers Must Find Ways To Double Productivity

“How and where we will we feed everyone has become one of the most pressing conservation issues of the 21st century,” Jason Clay, senior vice president of market transformation for the World Wildlife Fund, writes in the Huffington Post’s “Impact” blog as part of a series marking the occasion of…

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To Minimize Disabling Consequences Of Cerebral Malaria, Focus On Community-Based Prevention, Detection Programs

“Every year in sub-Saharan Africa, more than 500,000 children contract cerebral malaria — 110,000 of these will die and many others are left with neurological impairments that can affect their physical and intellectual functioning,” Mike Davies, former regional director, and Julian Eaton, senior mental health adviser for CBM, a disability…

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Opinion Pieces Address Post-2015 Development Agenda

The U.N. High-Level Panel on Post-2015 Development is set to meet this week to advise on the global development framework beyond 2015, the target date for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The following opinion pieces discuss issues surrounding global development. Paul Polman, The Guardian: “I believe that the post-2015 agenda…

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Sustained Funding Necessary To Fight HIV/AIDS Among Women

“Mother’s Day is a celebration of life and reflects the importance of women to their families, communities and countries. However, worldwide HIV/AIDS robs women and girls of their potential and health,” Susan Blumenthal, Huffington Post’s public health editor and former assistant U.S. surgeon general, and Annie Chen, a fellow at…

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Rational Discussion About Flu Pandemic Risks Necessary

In his Wall Street Journal column “Mind and Matter,” Matt Ridley writes that the new H7N9 avian flu strain “is spreading alarm” and “has infected about 130 people and killed more than 30.” He continues, “Every time this happens, some journalists compete to foment fear, ably assisted by cautious but…

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Vigilance Over Disease Outbreaks Must Continue, Opinion Pieces, Editorial State

The following summarize an editorial and opinion pieces on recent disease outbreaks, including H7N9 avian flu in China and a novel coronavirus in Saudi Arabia, and the global public health response. Washington Post: The outbreak of a new bird flu strain in China, known as H7N9, “has not reached U.S.…

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Chicago Tribune Publishes Opinion Piece, Editorial Discussing Food Aid Reform

The following is a summary of an editorial and an opinion piece published in the Chicago Tribune that address proposed reform to the U.S. food aid program contained in President Obama’s FY 2014 budget request. John Kerry, Tom Vilsack, Rajiv Shah: “Through a program called Food for Peace, America’s agricultural…

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