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Inclusive Rights-Based Foreign Policy Promotes ‘Health And Wellness For All’

“In 2011, in recognition of the importance of an inclusive rights-based foreign policy, U.S. President Barack Obama issued a memorandum that raised [lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT)] rights to the status of a foreign policy priority,” Joseph Tucker of the UNC Project-China, and Deborah von Zinkernagel and U.S. Global…

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U.S. Has ‘Unique Opportunity’ To Help Africa Implement Modern Energy Sources

“In my country, the West African nation of Liberia, living without power has become a way of life,” Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of Liberia and winner of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, writes in a Foreign Policy opinion piece. She states, “This is why I was delighted when U.S. President…

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Global Health Community Must Recognize, Address Health Care Crisis In Syria

Noting that UNICEF reported last week that the number of child refugees fleeing conflict in Syria has reached one million, a Lancet editorial states, “Syria has presented the world with a geopolitical crisis. The global community must not ignore the health crisis that continues to deepen.” The editorial continues, “After…

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Indian Government Deserves Praise For Food Security Bill

“To legislate food as a right for every citizen in a country is a bold step for our nation, and with 810 million people expected to benefit from the biggest program in the world to fight hunger, we hope that no child will ever go to bed hungry again,” Jayakumar…

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Opinion Pieces Address Terminology Surrounding FGM

The following is a summary of opinion pieces examining the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) and the terminology used to discuss it. Hilary Burrage, Huffington Post U.K.’s “Impact” blog: “Wednesday, August 28 is the day when a small group of women, me included, launch our Feminist Statement On Female…

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Education, Training Key To Improving Health Care

“When I visit [communities] on behalf of Every Mother Counts (EMC), the campaign I founded to reduce preventable deaths related to pregnancy and childbirth around the world, I am reminded that what’s often most needed is education and access to others who are educated,” Christy Turlington Burns writes in the…

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Congress Should Continue Bipartisan Support For WASH Programs

“Almost 800 million people have no safe drinking water and an astounding 2.5 billion people lack basic sanitation worldwide. But unlike so many complex problems, sustainable solutions to the global water crisis really are within our reach. We have the technology. We need the leadership,” Rabbi Jack Bemporad, director of…

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Progress In Africa Attributable In Part To U.S. Investment

“I recently returned from a conference hosted by the Aspen Institute in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with a number of scholars and members of Congress,” where “[o]ver a period of several days we did an in-depth exploration of the myriad issues encompassing U.S. relations with the 54 nations of Africa,” Dan…

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China, African Countries Will Work Together To Improve Health Care

“Recently, while attending the Ministerial Forum on China-Africa Health Development, representing the GAVI Alliance, … I was struck by the common legacy that China and countries across Africa share in overcoming [obstacles to health care delivery], and the important gains that have been made,” Mercy Ahun, the special representative for…

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On Women’s Equality Day, Recognizing Role Of Female Empowerment In Ensuring Healthier Communities

“As the CEO of WomanCare Global, a non-profit women’s health company focused on delivering high-quality health care products, I believe that empowering women by ensuring their reproductive choice is critical for women who simply want to provide a better quality of life for their children and ultimately, themselves,” Saundra Pelletier…

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