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Breastfeeding Critical For Child Survival In Humanitarian Emergencies

Devex: Breastfeeding in emergencies: A question of survival Francesco Branca, director of nutrition for health and development at the WHO, and Werner Schultink, associate director in the program division of UNICEF in New York and chief of nutrition “…Breastfeeding becomes … critical for survival in humanitarian emergencies, where young children…

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International Community Should Reform Approach To Humanitarian Aid

Devex: The World Humanitarian Summit is an opportunity to enact reform and deliver better, evidence-based aid David Miliband, president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee “…We need a change of approach [for humanitarian aid], not just a change of policy. Better aid means moving from being a sector to…

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Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss Antibiotic Resistance, Efforts To Prevent, Address Problem

The Guardian: The Guardian view on antibiotic resistance: walk softly, carry a big stick Editorial Board “The Longitude Prize is a very smart idea. The prize is a handsome £8m and it awaits the first individual or (more probably) team that develops a quick, cheap, and reliable way of stopping…

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U.S. Should Create Public Health Emergency Fund, Invest In Infectious Disease Response Efforts

Washington Post: Zika is coming, but we’re far from ready Ronald A. Klain, White House Ebola response coordinator from 2014 to 2015 “…We can no longer accept surprise as an excuse for a response that is slow out of the gate. … Disease must be fought overseas to lessen the…

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Better Access To Surgeons, High Quality Obstetric Care Critical To Preventing, Treating Fistula

The Guardian: Why do a million women still suffer the treatable condition of fistula? Kate Grant, CEO of the Fistula Foundation “…The most crucial variable in the outcomes for women is the competency of the surgeon developed over years of experience. Yet the biggest challenge to treating more women [with…

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Donor Governments Should Prioritize Sexual, Reproductive Health Care In Emergency Settings

The Guardian: Sexual health gets little attention in a crisis, with devastating results Tewodros Melesse, director general of the International Planned Parenthood Federation “…[T]he demand for sexual and reproductive health care is much higher than normal in crisis situations. These are essential services and must form part of any humanitarian…

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Skilled Health Workforce Critical To Global Health Security

The Lancet: No health workforce, no global health security Editorial Board “…[W]hat is the most important determinant of individual health security? In one word, people. Or, more programmatically, skilled health professionals. … Global health security depends on many factors — robust disease surveillance systems, reliable health information, prevention, diagnostic, and…

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Better Data On Women Could Help Close Gender Gap

Medium: To Close the Gender Gap, We Have to Close the Data Gap Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…The hard reality is that in too many areas, data doesn’t exist. What’s more  —  even where it does exist, it’s often sexist. It misses women and…

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International Efforts To Improve Disease Outbreak Responses Require Innovative, Fast Financing

Financial Times: Responding to pandemics: new ways of raising finance, and fast Prashant Yadav, senior fellow at the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan, and Akash Goel, physician and journalist and a World Economic Forum Global Shaper “…As the threat of pandemics is becoming more real, it is…

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U.S. House Must View Zika As ‘Real Threat,’ Provide Appropriate Funding Without ‘Stealing’ From Ebola Money

New York Times: Stealing From Ebola to Fight Zika Editorial Board “Nobody should be surprised when the present House of Representatives, dominated by penurious reactionaries, produces a stingy response to a danger that calls for compassionate largess. … The salient feature is that in providing money to fight one health…

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