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Preventing, Managing Zika Requires Rights-Centered Approach For Women

The Lancet Global Health: The right(s) approach to Zika Editorial Board “…[P]oor women in Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, and elsewhere have been let down by their governments. They are at the center of the [Zika] epidemics; they are scrutinized and lectured, but lack of access to basic reproductive services and…

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Health Practitioners Must Ask Parents About Child-Feeding Practices To Avoid Dangerous Formula Substitutions

Global Health NOW: Cheap Milk Substitutes Endanger Babies Afifa Tanweer, nutritionist in India and honorable mention winner in the 2016 Untold Global Health Stories Contest “…Finding a total of five tea creamer-fed children during [a] three-months period, I was convinced that poverty, lack of knowledge, and advertising can play a…

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NYT Letters To Editor Address Efforts Needed To End AIDS By 2030

New York Times: New Strategies to Fight AIDS Multiple authors The New York Times published three letters to the editor in response to its recent editorial on the need for vigorous global efforts to end AIDS by 2030. The authors, who include Kimberly Cernak, deputy director of Friends of the…

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Global Community Must Ensure Access To Health Care For Refugees, Displaced People

Huffington Post: The right to health for everyone, no matter where people live or travel Flavia Bustreo, assistant director general for family, women’s and children’s health at the WHO, and vice chair of the Board of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance “…[W]hat can be done to empower women, children, and adolescents…

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More Focus On Nutrition In First 1,000 Days Needed To Help Cognitive, Physical Development Of World’s Children

New York Times: Why The First 1,000 Days Matter Most Roger Thurow, author and senior fellow for global agriculture and food policy at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs “…[E]nsuring brain development in the first 1,000 days so children are actually capable of learning once they get to school has…

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International Council On Women’s Health Issues Congress Important Opportunity To Address Violence Against Women

Huffington Post: This Congress Is Undivided On Violence Against Women Patricia M. Davidson, dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing “The lives and freedom of women and girls across the globe have suffered attacks both subtle and horrific, political and personal, in peace and in war. … The toll…

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Developing-Country-Based Research Presents Opportunity For Cost-Effective Health Innovations

Project Syndicate: Health Care Innovation in the Global South Shams El Arifeen, epidemiologist, senior scientist, and senior director of the Maternal and Child Health Division at icddr,b “… [I]nnovators living and working in resource-poor settings are among the best equipped to develop and test cost-effective health solutions. After all, nobody…

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Ability To Adapt To Disease Threats Makes Human Race Resilient

The Atlantic: Why Hasn’t Disease Wiped out the Human Race? Amesh Adalja, infectious disease physician at the University of Pittsburgh “…Diseases’ failure to knock us out is a testament to just how resilient humans are. Part of our evolutionary heritage is our immune system … This system, when viewed at…

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White House, Congress Should Work Together, Agree On Funding Package To Address Zika

U.S. News & World Report: The High Cost of Failing to Fund the Zika Fight Cary Gibson, government relations consultant with Prime Policy Group “…According to Health Affairs, the White House and the CDC have been redirecting funding from other sources to help with the Zika effort. … The overall…

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Global Community Should Heed WHO’s Guidance On Zika, Allow Olympic Games In Brazil To Continue

Washington Post: Don’t let Zika stop the Olympics Ashish K. Jha, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, K.T. Li professor of health policy at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School “An expert panel convened by the World Health Organization just…

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