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In Light Of Zika Virus, Health Policies Must Support Women’s Access To Reproductive Health Services, Including Abortion, Contraception

Washington Post: Zika is the latest example of how hard it is to be a woman in Latin America Jill Filipovic, journalist and lawyer “…Again, the burden is on women to avoid pregnancy, and again, those same women have few tools to do it. … At no point have women…

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Cuba’s Existing Anti-Mosquito Campaign Might Help Prevent Zika Outbreak In Nation

The Nation: Zika Is Circling Cuba. What Will Happen When It Lands? Greg Grandin, author and history professor at New York University “…Over in Cuba, Zika has yet to make an appearance. It’s circling. … But for the last few years, well before the current Zika outbreak, Cuba’s Ministry of…

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Accelerating Progress Against Cancer Requires Collaboration, Research

The Hill: Powering our progress against cancer Edward Abrahams, president of the Personalized Medicine Coalition; Margaret Foti, chief executive officer of the American Association for Cancer Research; and Marcia A. Kean, chair of Strategic Initiatives of Feinstein Kean Healthcare; all co-conveners of the Turning the Tide Against Cancer initiative “…As…

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Obama Administration’s Handling Of Syria Crisis Should Translate Into Action

Washington Post: Mr. Kerry continues to lecture as Syrians continue to starve to death Editorial Board “…Secretary of State John F. Kerry has been denouncing [the crisis in Madaya] in recent days. ‘People are dying; children are suffering not as an accident of war, but as the consequence of an…

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Opinion Pieces Discuss Zika Virus, Response Efforts

The Guardian: The Zika virus is a public health emergency. Here’s what we must do now Celine Gounder, internist, infectious diseases and public health specialist, and medical journalist “…If there’s anything we’ve learned from the last three global public health emergencies — polio, H1N1, and Ebola — it’s that hi-tech…

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‘Safe, Economical, And Effective’ Emergency Contraceptives Can Benefit Pakistanis

Huffington Post: Emergency Contraceptive Pills: The misunderstood savior for Pakistan? Farahnaz Zahidi, writer, editor, media trainer, and communications expert “…[The Emergency Contraceptive Pill (ECP)] is a safe, economical, and effective method of contraception. It has very few side-effects and can be used more than once with the consultation of a…

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International Partners Must Accelerate Efforts To End Preventable Maternal, Newborn, Child Deaths

Bangkok Post: Upholding the rights of newborns Poonam Khetrapal Singh, regional director of the WHO Southeast Asia “…WHO has been prioritizing ending preventable maternal, newborn, and child deaths in the Southeast Asia Region. … Accelerating interventions to improve maternal and newborn health would require governments to ensure sufficient, sustainable, and…

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Global Community Must Invest In Syria’s Health Care Workers, System

The Guardian: We must not let Syria’s health service fail Rola Hallam, medical director for Hand in Hand for Syria, and Donna McKay, executive director of Physicians for Human Rights “…As world leaders meet this week in London to address the spiraling refugee crisis, stopping the wholesale destruction of Syria’s…

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Better Immunization Coverage, Improvements In Health Systems Can Help Create ‘Universal Prevention’ Of Infectious Diseases

Fox News: Infectious disease vaccines: A new approach to global health security Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance “…[W]e need to concentrate our attention [on immunization coverage] if we want to prevent future outbreaks and make the world safer from infectious disease. Because the parts of the world…

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World Should Encourage, Support Breastfeeding

Huffington Post: Breastfeeding can save lives and boost the economy — but mothers need more support Flavia Bustreo, WHO assistant director general for family, women’s, and children’s health, and vice chair of the board of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance “…Reaching the global breastfeeding target will require rapid progress, but experience…

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