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Putting Women, Children, Adolescents At Center Of Development Efforts Will Ensure Effectiveness Of SDGs

Huffington Post: Saving a Generation Within a Generation Flavia Bustreo, World Health Organization assistant director-general for family, women’s and children’s health, and vice chair of the Board of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance “…[The] commitment to make life healthier for future generations is the foundation for the Global Strategy for Women’s,…

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Ending Extreme Poverty Requires Governments To Act, U.N. Adviser Jeffrey Sachs Says

Huffington Post: The Rich Countries Are Leaving the Poor for Dead: Jeffrey Sachs on the Millennium Development Goals Katherine Keating, contributing editor of The WorldPost and executive producer of the One on One Series “…Despite his experiences of skepticism and false promises over the past 15 years, Sachs still believes that…

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Latin America Must Reevaluate Priorities Surrounding Maternal Health, Abortion

Bloomberg View: Latin America Is Failing Its Women Mac Margolis, Bloomberg View contributor “…Domestic violence, religiously motivated legislation, and a culture of impunity: When it comes to safeguarding women and especially girls, Latin American governments appear to be in a race to the bottom. … Both traditional Roman Catholic and…

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Media, Western Nations Must Learn Lessons From Ebola Epidemic, Prepare For Next Outbreak

Vox: Reporters got a lot wrong covering Ebola. We should do better next time. Julia Belluz, Vox reporter “We journalists often rush from one story to the next with whiplash-inducing speed — and sometimes without time to reflect. On Monday, however, a few of us paused. Just as Liberia was…

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Women, Girls ‘Central To Achieving’ Sustainable Development Goals, Including Ending Extreme Poverty

EurActiv: Why women and girls must be at the heart of the E.U. development agenda Linda McAvan, British Labour Party Member of the European Parliament “…[A] mounting body of evidence has also shown that if we invest in girls and women, it helps their families, communities, and whole economies too.…

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Senate Should Advise Obama To Send Different Nominee For USAID Administrator

The Hill: Senate should not confirm Gayle Smith Alemayehu G. Mariam, professor of political science at California State University, San Bernardino, and a constitutional lawyer “…Obama has tapped Gayle Smith to run the U.S. Agency for International Development. African strongmen will be very pleased by the news; but she is…

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FP2020 Provides Framework For Sexual, Reproductive Health Programs, Ensures Continued Progress On MDG 5

Devex: Built to last: How FP2020 accelerates progress on MDG 5 Suzanne Ehlers, president and CEO of PAI “…Last summer, the FP2020 rights and empowerment working group released a statement of principles that puts human rights at the center of all family planning and reproductive health efforts. The 10 principles…

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Uganda’s Plan To Send HCWs Abroad Could Benefit Workers, Country If ‘Executed Properly’

Project Syndicate: Reversing Africa’s Medical Brain Drain Serufusa Sekidde, a consultant with Oxford Policy Management and a 2015 Aspen Institute New Voices Fellow “There is understandable consternation over Uganda’s plan to send almost 300 health workers to Trinidad and Tobago. … But the truth is that Uganda may have inadvertently…

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Sexual, Reproductive Rights And Access To Care Central To Achieving Many Development Goals

Huffington Post: What Boko Haram Can Teach Us About the Sustainable Development Goals Suzanne Ehlers, president of PAI “Two hundred and fourteen of the 234 girls rescued from Boko Haram this week are pregnant. … It is easy to view the experiences of 234 girls as a shocking and isolated…

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Investments In WASH Will Help Control, Eliminate NTDs, Other Infectious Diseases

Huffington Post: Eliminating Diseases by Investing in WASH Neeraj Mistry, managing director of the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases “…It is evident that WASH interventions have a multiplier effect and positively impact other health issues and development goals. As the window to achieve the MDGs comes to a close…

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