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Increased Private, Government Investment Needed To Address Antimicrobial Resistance

Project Syndicate: A Call to Antimicrobial Arms Jim O’Neill, honorary professor of economics at Manchester University, visiting research fellow at Bruegel, and fellow of the University of Cambridge’s Center for Rising Powers “…[W]e do not invest enough in research and development. … That is why I am calling on international…

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International Community ‘Must Take Drastic Action’ To End AIDS

Huffington Post: Committing to the End of AIDS Joel Goldman, managing director of the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, and Todd Schafer, president and CEO of the Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance “…To end AIDS, we need to aggressively allocate resources and implement programs like [our Mobile Health Clinic program] at the…

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Male Involvement In Antenatal Care Has Multiple Benefits For HIV Prevention, Treatment

Huffington Post: The Important Role Fathers Can Play in Eliminating Pediatric AIDS Julie Karfakis, Global Health Corps fellow at mothers2mothers “Throughout sub-Saharan Africa, there is considerable evidence that a male partner’s involvement in a woman’s pregnancy and HIV treatment can help her stay in treatment and have a healthy, HIV-free…

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In Guatemala, Girls Marry Before Physical, Emotional Maturity

New York Times: Child, Bride, Mother Stephanie Sinclair, photojournalist and founder and executive director of Too Young to Wed “…The United Nations Population Fund estimates that in 2015 more than 550,000 Guatemalan girls will marry before they are 18. That’s 1,500 girls married every day in just one country. ……

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Physicians, Scientists Must Work With Journalists To Accurately Report Infectious Disease Risk, Vaccine Benefits

USA TODAY: We must separate fact from fiction on health Peter Hotez, president of the Sabin Vaccine Institute and dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine “…I believe we scientists and physicians need to do a much better job getting the message [about infectious…

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Immunizations ‘Have Revolutionized Public Health’

New York Times: The Dangers of Vaccine Denial Nicholas Kristof, New York Times columnist “…If we’re going to denounce the Taliban for blocking polio vaccinations, we should be just as quick to stand up to health illiteracy in our midst. First, a word on vaccines: They have revolutionized public health.…

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Opinion Pieces Mark International Day Of Zero Tolerance For FGM/C

The Lancet: FGM: the mutilation of girls and young women must stop Audrey Ceschia, senior editor at The Lancet “Feb 6, 2015, marks the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting, a day to reflect on one of the most cruel of human practices — an ancestral tradition…

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U.S. Policies Interfere With Women’s Access To Safe Abortions

GlobalPost: Unsafe abortions kill 47,000 worldwide as U.S. politics interfere with lifesaving efforts John Seager, president and CEO of Population Connection “…We need to give women everywhere access to voluntary family planning services. Allow me to state the obvious: Fewer unplanned and unwanted pregnancies mean fewer abortions. … Sadly, though,…

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Health Must Be Treated As Fundamental Human Right

The Lancet: Don’t forget health when you talk about human rights Editorial Board “Last week, Human Rights Watch (HRW) released World Report 2015, their 25th annual global review documenting human rights practices in more than 90 countries and territories in 2014. … Viewed through the lens of health, the report…

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Investing In Long-Term Development, Resiliency Will Help Response To Next Disease Outbreak

U.S. News: How to Stop the Next Pandemic Martin Sajdik, president of the U.N. Economic and Social Council “…Going forward, in order to put fetters on the ferocious appetite of this [Ebola] pandemic, we must not focus solely on a reactionary response. While quarantines, beds, and medical workers are essential…

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