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Series To Examine How Accountability, Country Ownership Can Advance U.S. Aid To Achieve Better Development Results

Devex: Advancing U.S. foreign aid reform for better development results George Ingram, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution; Carolyn Miles, president and CEO of Save the Children; and Connie Veillette, senior fellow at the Lugar Center, and all co-chairs of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) “…[T]he Modernizing Foreign Assistance…

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World Leaders Should Include Global Health Security In SDGs

The Lancet: We need a sustainable development goal 18 on global health security Ilona Kickbusch of the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies in Geneva and colleagues “…The increasing recognition of global health security needs to be integrated into the post-2015 development agenda and SDGs. We propose to add…

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Iranian Bills Aimed At Increasing Population Growth Use Women’s Rights As ‘Political Tools’

The Lancet: Family planning in Iran Editorial Board “Last week, Amnesty International published a report in response to changes in Iranian law, which they say ‘pose a major threat to the human rights and fundamental freedoms of women and girls in Iran.’ … There are two bills currently under consideration.…

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President Obama Should Take Action To Allow U.S. Foreign Aid Funding For Abortion Services

Huffington Post: Save Women’s Lives — End the Helms Overreach Nancy K. Kaufman, CEO of the National Council of Jewish Women “…To be clear: U.S. policy should not deny any woman anywhere the comprehensive reproductive health care she seeks for any reason. All bans on abortion coverage should be ended.…

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Governments, Donors Should Invest In Vaccine Development Despite Economic Risks

Nature: Share the risks of Ebola vaccine development Seth Berkley, chief executive of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance “…Vaccine development is driven not by the risk that a pathogen poses to people, but by the economic pay-off. … That helps to explain why, more than a year on from the first…

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World Must Keep Disease Outbreak Vigilance Despite Vaccine Successes

The Atlantic: Infectious Psychology James Hamblin, a senior editor and health columnist at The Atlantic “…[Wednesday] morning, at an Atlantic Live event…, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Anthony Fauci, and I sat and talked — about how [the Ebola epidemic] happened, and about the…

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Supporting Women’s Health, Family Planning Critical To Ending Modern Slavery

Huffington Post: One Way Forward in Ending Modern Slavery: Healthy Timing and Spacing of Pregnancies Jenny Eaton Dyer, executive director of Hope Through Healing Hands, and Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick, assistant professor at the School of Public Policy at Central European University “Last month, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, chaired by Sen.…

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Proper Hygiene, Access To Clean Water Essential To Prevent Maternal, Newborn Deaths

Huffington Post: A Healthy Start: Why Moms and Babies Everywhere Need Safe Water at Childbirth Sarina Prabasi, chief executive of WaterAid America “…[On Wednesday] WaterAid launche[d] Healthy Start — a new four-year campaign focusing on the devastating impact a lack of safe water, toilets, and proper hygiene practices have on…

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U.N. Should ‘Empower And Fund’ Global Institution With Goal Of Stopping Next Epidemic

New York Times: How to Fight the Next Epidemic Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…In short, in a battle against a severe epidemic, we would be taking a knife to a bazooka fight. I believe that we can solve this problem, just as we’ve solved…

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Global Community Should Support International Initiative To Educate Girls

Wall Street Journal: Let’s Ensure That Every Girl Can Learn First Lady of the United States Michele Obama “This week I will travel to Tokyo to join Akie Abe, the wife of Japan’s prime minister, as the United States and Japan announce a new partnership to educate girls across the…

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