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Opinion Pieces Address Efforts To End Preventable Maternal, Child Deaths

The following opinion pieces address issues surrounding child survival and the “Acting on the Call: Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths” meeting that took place on Wednesday in Washington, D.C. GlobalPost: Building on a movement for maternal, newborn, and child survival Kate Rogers, senior program manager for Committing to Child…

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Malaria Chemoprevention, Though Effective, Presents Risk Of Antibiotic Resistance

New York Times: Malaria Prevention, With Both Reward and Risk Amy Maxmen, science journalist “…With a limited lifetime, chemoprevention is not an ideal solution for malaria. But the situation is desperate. Malaria remains the No. 1 killer in several countries, and a vaccine that reliably and permanently prevents the disease…

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U.S. Actions Against Uganda’s Anti-Gay Law Should Mark Beginning Of Bilateral Relationship Re-Evaluation

The Hill: Obama’s wake-up call to Uganda Maria Burnett, senior Africa researcher at Human Rights Watch “…While the steps taken by the U.S. [in response to Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Law] show an overdue willingness to reflect on Uganda’s deteriorating human rights situation, much remains to be done. … [T]he U.S. and…

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World Bank’s Move To Focus On Women, Girls Vital To Economic Development

Huffington Post: As the World Bank Turns Robert Walker, president of the Population Institute “The World Bank, which for decades has been criticized has overly focused on the construction of dams and other infrastructures as the cure for poverty, is turning its focus to the real engine of economic progress…

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Allowing Higher Food Prices, Instituting Social Protections Can Waste Less, Feed More

Inter Press Service: Higher Food Prices Can Help to End Hunger, Malnutrition and Food Waste Andrew MacMillan, former director of the Field Operations Division of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) “…The idea that low food prices will reduce the scale of the hunger problem is flawed since the…

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New Hookworm Vaccine Could Have ‘Tremendous Impact’ On World’s Poorest

Huffington Post: A New Malnutrition Vaccine for the World’s Poor Peter Hotez, founding dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine, and Remko van Leeuwen, director of acquisitions at the Amsterdam Institute of Global Health and Development (AIGHD) Foundation and coordinator of the HOOKVAC consortium “…[A] report just released in…

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U.S., Other Nations Unite To Improve Child, Maternal Survival

The following opinion pieces address child survival and “Acting on the Call: Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths,” a meeting taking place today in Washington, D.C., to mark the two-year anniversary of the “Child Survival Call to Action” and the launch of “Committing to Child Survival: A Promise Renewed” –…

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Building Intergenerational Synergies In Health Will Strengthen Future Generations

Huffington Post: The Third Demographic Dividend and the Global Challenge of Longer Lives Linda Fried, dean and DeLamer professor of public heath at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health “…In many countries the older adults are the best educated, healthiest, and wealthiest in the history of the world. ……

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Sierra Leone Successfully Reducing NTD Rates For 7 Reasons

The Guardian: 7 reasons why Sierra Leone is winning against neglected tropical diseases Mary Hodges, Sierra Leone country director for Helen Keller International “…While sustained funding from USAID is one explanation behind the country’s success, other countries like Nigeria, with strong funding and better resourced health sectors and public communications…

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View Foreign Aid As Long-Term Investment, Not Charity

Bloomberg Businessweek: Foreign Aid Isn’t Charity. It’s an Investment Charles Kenny, senior fellow at the Center for Global Development “…It’s time to view aid as an investment — like spending on roads and schools here in the U.S. — rather than an act of charity. In the long term, that…

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