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Placing Women, Girls At Center Of Development Agenda Will Help Reduce Mortality, Improve Economies, Societies

Huffington Post: Girls and Women Must be at the Center of the Global Development Agenda Katja Iversen, CEO of Women Deliver “…In September the United Nations will release the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will drive progress on social, economic and environmental development for the next 15 years. If these…

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Providing Clean, Reliable Water Sources, Basic Sanitation Necessary To Achieve Global Sustainability

Inter Press Service: Water and the World We Want Corinne Schuster-Wallace, senior research fellow at the U.N. University Institute for Water, Environment and Health, and Robert Sandford, EPCOR Water Security Chair at U.N. University; both co-authors of “Water in the World We Want” “…More than any other resource, freshwater underpins…

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India Should Focus On Environmental Sustainability, Greener Growth, Sanitation To Solve Air Pollution Crisis

Foreign Policy: Harder to Breathe Ira Triveldi, Indian novelist, yoga teacher, entrepreneur, and speaker “…Air pollution is an urgent public health crisis. More people in India die of chronic respiratory diseases and asthma than in any other nation in the world. … India’s environmental crisis is not just endangering human…

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Strengthening U.S. Food For Peace Program Would Help Save More Lives

Huffington Post: The Real and Heroic Hunger Games William Lambers, author and blogger “…The U.S. Food for Peace program is the largest donor of this food aid. The government decides each year how much funding to allocate toward Food for Peace. … Food not only saves lives, but it gives…

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Children’s Issues Must Be Grounded In Human Rights Framework In U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals

Huffington Post: Our Collective Global Future: Children and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals Anika Rahman, human rights lawyer “…These SDGs will include specific goals and targets covering several important challenges. A number of issues related to children are highlighted in a proposed strategy that is the basis of ongoing…

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Collaboration, Focus On Behavior Change Keys To Achieving India’s Open Defecation Free Target

Inter Press Service: Analysis: Collaboration Key for a Clean India Neerak Jain, chief executive for WaterAid India “Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call to action for a 100 percent Open Defecation Free (ODF) India by 2019 was announced as part of the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) or Clean India Campaign last…

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CDC, Partners Working With Haiti To Make Progress In Various Areas of Public Health

Huffington Post: What’s Working: Public Health Progress Since the Haiti 2010 Earthquake Tom Frieden, CDC director “…Addressing the public health needs of Haiti and helping them recover has been a daunting task, but it’s one that CDC, along with the government of Haiti and other partners, has taken seriously. And…

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More Concerted Global Effort Needed To Reduce Maternal, Newborn Mortality

Washington Post: In much of the world, the survival of newborns cannot be taken for granted Michael Gerson, opinion writer “…[T]he best way to strengthen a health system (as we’ve seen in vaccination campaigns and efforts to fight AIDS and malaria) is to pick and pursue an ambitious, achievable health…

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Next USAID Administrator Should Keep Smallholder Farmers As Priority For Global Development

Devex: Will the next USAID chief care about reaching the world’s poorest? David Hong, global policy engagement at One Acre Fund “…Around the world, there are still more than 800 million people who suffer from hunger and 165 million children who have become stunted from undernutrition. We agree with President…

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International Community Must Take Action On Nutrition In Ebola-Hit Nations Before Crisis

The Guardian: Ebola: how to prevent a lethal legacy for food security Saul Guerrero, director of operations at Action Against Hunger U.K. “…There is growing evidence that the number of food-insecure people in these [Ebola-hit] countries is rapidly increasing. … The first task must be to ensure that food is…

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