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What Will Obama Say About Global Development In His State Of The Union Address?

In a Devex commentary, Devex President Raj Kumar speculates about what President Barack Obama might say about global development in his upcoming State of the Union address. “The president has made clear his view that global development is a top national security priority,” he writes, adding, “It seems logical that he…

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True Solution To Cholera Is Improving Access To Safe Water, Sanitation

“[E]ven when it is not covered in the news or noticed by the public, cholera occurs regularly in the developing world, and the annual number of cases reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) has increased over the past few years to more than half a million cases and 7,816…

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Blog Posts Call For Policy Action Condemning Intelligence Community’s Use Of Health Campaigns

“It remains to be seen if a new surge of efforts — a letter of protest from leading public health experts, a petition — asking the Obama Administration to prohibit spies from pretending to be overseas aid and health workers will force a change in policy,” Tom Paulson and Tom Murphy write in the Humanosphere blog.…

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Leveraging Public-Private Partnerships To Improve Global Health

“Although global health was historically dominated by U.N. agencies and bilateral organizations, new partnerships with the private sector have emerged since the 1990s,” Jeffrey Sturchio, senior partner at Rabin Martin, and Adel Mahmoud, a professor at Princeton University, write in the Huffington Post’s “Impact” blog. “In part, global health’s private…

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India’s New Direct Cash Transfer Program Is Improvement Over In-Kind Donation System

“Is the solution to poverty as simple as giving a little bit of money to a large number of people? We may be about to find out,” Amanda Glassman, senior fellow and director of global health policy at the Center for Global Development (CGD), and CGD President Nancy Birdsall write…

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U.S. Must Take Steps To Rebuild Trust Broken By CIA’s Fake Vaccination Campaign In Pakistan

“The news that the Central Intelligence Agency had been running a fake vaccination program in Pakistan first surfaced in 2011 and quickly ignited fears that the covert operation could compromise the global campaign to eradicate polio,” Lynn Goldman, dean of the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, and…

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‘Kangaroo Mother Care’ Helping Infants Survive In Middle-, Low-Income Countries

Jennifer James, the founder of Mom Bloggers for Social Good who traveled last month with Save the Children to observe their work in Ethiopia, writes in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists” blog, “I was heartened to see that both hospitals we visited, Black Lion hospital in Addis…

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Improving Access To Medical Abortion

“[I]n many countries, government policies, and societal practices do not uphold women’s right not to continue a pregnancy and women with unwanted pregnancies are forced into motherhood,” but “[f]ortunately for women, … [a]bortion with pills, also known as medical abortion (MA), provides a safe, low-cost and easy to use method…

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Post-Disaster Disease Myth Diverted Attention From Cholera Outbreak Following Haiti Earthquake

“Few post-disaster myths have a stronger hold on our imaginations than the specter of a follow-on epidemic … But we can all take a deep, healthy breath: It’s not true,” Jonathan Katz, a journalist stationed in Haiti, writes in a PopSci opinion piece. “But myths have their price. And nowhere has…

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Protection Of Health Workers Necessary To Eradicate Polio

“The murders of charity and aid workers in Pakistan has dealt a devastating blow to a national campaign to wipe out polio and other deadly diseases,” a New York Times editorial states. “No one has claimed responsibility for the most recent attack, but suspicions point to the Pakistani Taliban and other militant groups that have opposed the vaccination drives, calling them a cover for government or international spies, or part of a plot to sterilize Muslim children,” the editorial says.

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