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Expanding Access To Family Planning Critical To Health Of All People

Huffington Post: When There’s No Olympic Opt-Out: Reproductive Rights In The Time Of Zika David Fleming, PATH’s vice president of public health, and Milka Dinev, regional adviser for the Latin American and Caribbean Forum of the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition “…Empowering women to control their reproductive outcomes is a critical,…

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Improving Supply Chains Critical To Achieving Universal Health Coverage

Devex: Reaching the last mile: The future of medicine access for everyone Edward Wilson, director of John Snow, Inc.’s Center for Health Logistics “…Universal health coverage requires universal access to medicines, vaccines, and other health commodities. … But there’s still a long way to go, especially in reaching every person,…

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Gender Equality, Women’s Rights Critical To Sustainable Development

Inter Press Service: Sustainable Development in Africa Will Not Be Achieved Without Women’s Full Participation Gina Din, founder and CEO of the Gina Din group “…[T]he pursuit of gender equality is not just an abstract ideal, but a prerequisite for human progress. … There is need to give women power…

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Knowledge, Support From Local Leaders, Communities Essential To Disease Outbreak Response Efforts

Washington Post: Two years ago, Ebola became a public health emergency. Here are 5 lessons for fighting Zika Amy S. Patterson, professor of politics at the University of the South “…My fieldwork [responding to Ebola] in Liberia this year yields five insights. 1. Communities have vital information in health emergencies.…

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2 Years After WHO Declares Ebola International Emergency, Liberia ‘Stronger And More Unified’

TIME: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf: 2 Years After Ebola, Liberia Is a Changed Nation Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of the Republic of Liberia “…Liberia has not yet quite risen from the ashes [of the Ebola epidemic], but as our nation continues to rebuild, we have grown stronger in many ways. ……

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High-Income Countries, Industry Leaders Should Invest In Global Efforts To Reduce Lead’s Environmental, Health Hazards

New York Times: The Poisoning of Children Around the World Richard Fuller, president of Pure Earth, and Jack Caravanos, professor of environmental health at the CUNY School of Public Health “…Severe, persistent lead poisoning is occurring throughout low- and middle-income countries on a massive scale. … Some of the adverse…

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Editorial, Opinion Piece Discuss Congress’s Role In U.S. Response To Zika Virus

Tampa Bay Times: Editorial: Congress should go back to work to fight Zika Editorial Board “…Health officials continue to combat the [Zika] virus using modest amounts of money from other sources. [Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R)] continues to implore Washington to act, and Florida’s two senators, [Marco Rubio (R) and…

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White House, Senate Democrats Should Not Politicize Zika Response

USA TODAY: Drop the politics, put health first: Paul Ryan Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), speaker of the House “We shouldn’t be politicizing the Zika threat. We should be fighting it. From the start, the Republican-led Congress has made it a priority to enact smart measures and secure resources to protect…

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Brazil’s Experience Shows Long-Term Political Commitment Vital To Improving Food Security, Nutrition

Huffington Post: Reaching Nutrition Goals: A Marathon, Not A Sprint Mesfin Teklu, vice president for health and nutrition at World Vision International “…One day before the [Olympic Games’] Opening Ceremonies, leaders will gather at Casa Brasil for the Nutrition for Growth event — a key moment and important opportunity to…

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U.N., Countries Must Address All Barriers To Improve Access To Medicines

Devex: U.N. needs to look beyond patents for improving access to medicines David J. Olson, technical adviser for the Palladium Group “…[L]eaks from [U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines’] highly secretive proceedings suggest that the secretary general told the panel to focus on intellectual property and…

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