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Providing Access To Clean Water In Villages Can Reduce Burden On Women, Girls

Huffington Post: The Most Important Women’s Issue You’ve Never Heard of Richard Stearns, president of World Vision “…In developing countries, women and children — usually girls — spend 140 million hours each day fetching water, equivalent to a workforce of 25 million working eight hour days. That’s why I think…

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New Blog Series Explores Impacts Of WASH On Achieving MDGs

Huffington Post: WASH and the MDGs: The Ripple Effect Needa Malik, research assistant at WASH Advocates, and Jordan Teague, associate director for WASH Integration at WASH Advocates “2015 is an important year in the global development arena. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will expire at the end of this year,…

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Ahead Of World TB Day, Ambassador Eric Goosby Discusses Prioritizing TB In Global Health Agenda

Huffington Post: In Conversation: Ambassador Eric Goosby Readies for the Fight to Defeat Tuberculosis Ray Chambers, U.N. special envoy for health financing “…In January, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Ambassador Eric Goosby as the Special Envoy for Tuberculosis. A seasoned veteran in public health, Ambassador Goosby’s appointment provides an…

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BRICS Countries Must Invest In Health Systems To Better Prevent, Treat Tuberculosis

NPR: ‘How Unromantic It Is To Die Of Tuberculosis In The 21st Century’ Salmaan Keshavjee, director of Harvard Medical School’s Center for Global Health Delivery-Dubai and senior TB specialist at Partners In Health “…Ebola is the tip of a global health crisis: a crisis in our collective ability to deliver…

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Including Water Targets In SDGs Could Drive Awareness, Accountability On Access

Inter Press Service: Opinion: Sustainable Development Goals Could Be a Game-Changer for Water Betsy Otto, director of WRI’s Global Water Program, and Kitty van der Heijden, director of WRI Europe “…People, ecosystems, food, energy and cities can’t exist without water. Already, water resources are being strained to the breaking point…

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Series To Examine How Accountability, Country Ownership Can Advance U.S. Aid To Achieve Better Development Results

Devex: Advancing U.S. foreign aid reform for better development results George Ingram, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution; Carolyn Miles, president and CEO of Save the Children; and Connie Veillette, senior fellow at the Lugar Center, and all co-chairs of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) “…[T]he Modernizing Foreign Assistance…

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World Leaders Should Include Global Health Security In SDGs

The Lancet: We need a sustainable development goal 18 on global health security Ilona Kickbusch of the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies in Geneva and colleagues “…The increasing recognition of global health security needs to be integrated into the post-2015 development agenda and SDGs. We propose to add…

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Iranian Bills Aimed At Increasing Population Growth Use Women’s Rights As ‘Political Tools’

The Lancet: Family planning in Iran Editorial Board “Last week, Amnesty International published a report in response to changes in Iranian law, which they say ‘pose a major threat to the human rights and fundamental freedoms of women and girls in Iran.’ … There are two bills currently under consideration.…

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President Obama Should Take Action To Allow U.S. Foreign Aid Funding For Abortion Services

Huffington Post: Save Women’s Lives — End the Helms Overreach Nancy K. Kaufman, CEO of the National Council of Jewish Women “…To be clear: U.S. policy should not deny any woman anywhere the comprehensive reproductive health care she seeks for any reason. All bans on abortion coverage should be ended.…

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Governments, Donors Should Invest In Vaccine Development Despite Economic Risks

Nature: Share the risks of Ebola vaccine development Seth Berkley, chief executive of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance “…Vaccine development is driven not by the risk that a pathogen poses to people, but by the economic pay-off. … That helps to explain why, more than a year on from the first…

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