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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Ukraine Government, Other Parties Must Work To Allow U.N. Convoy Carrying Medicines Into Disputed Region

New York Times: An AIDS Crisis in Ukraine Michel Kazatchkine, U.N. secretary general’s special envoy for HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia “…[In Ukraine’s Donbass region, m]ore than 8,000 patients being treated for HIV or drug dependence have had life-saving medicines cut off, or will soon be without them,…

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Obama’s Africa Visit Provides Opportunities To Promote Health Diplomacy, Local R&D Entrepreneurialism

The Hill: As Obama heads to Africa, an entrepreneurial approach to fighting disease takes root Daniel Ochiel, immunologist and director of African Laboratory Programs for the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) “…The spirit of locally generated health R&D entrepreneurialism is rooted in the idea that Africans themselves must become more…

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Fully Funded Phase 4 Trials Necessary To Fill Knowledge Gaps On Malaria Vaccine Effectiveness

BBC News: Malaria vaccine: How good is good enough? Seth Berkely, CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and Mark Dybul, executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria “How effective does a vaccine have to be before it should be made available? … Such is the…

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South Sudanese Women, Girls Disproportionately Affected By Starvation As Result Of War, Conflict

New York Times: Starvation as a Product of War Nicholas Kristoff, columnist for the New York Times “…You might think that what’s needed to end a famine is food. Actually, what’s essential above all is an international push of intensive diplomacy and targeted sanctions to reach a compromise peace deal…

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Tougher Sanctions On North Korea Might Encourage More Responsible Domestic Food Policies

Wall Street Journal: North Korea’s Political Famines Robert A. Manning, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, and James Przystup, senior fellow at the U.S. National Defense University Institute for National Strategic Studies “…Less than five percent of North Korea’s military budget could easily fill its food gap. Perhaps if [Kim…

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International Community Must Make Better Case For Global Health Investment

The Lancet: Financing global health: the poverty of nations Editorial Board “…Although social protection, malnutrition, infrastructure, industrialization, employment, ecosystems, and the importance of peaceful and inclusive societies are discussed in the [Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA)], it ignored the symbiotic relationship between health and human development. Of 134 paragraphs, only…

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Political Leadership, Full Financing Critical To Achieving AIDS-Free Generation

Huffington Post: This Is the Way to Beat AIDS Julio Montaner, director of B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS “…The world has now come to agreement that we need to provide treatment as early as possible (regardless of CD4 cell count level) to those living with HIV. … Meeting the…

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Development Targets That Show Promise Of Most Impact Should Be Prioritized In Post-2015 Agenda

Project Syndicate: The Best Ways to Fight Extreme Poverty Bjørn Lomborg, adjunct professor at the Copenhagen Business School and founder and director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center “…The Copenhagen Consensus Center, of which I am director, recently asked 60 teams of economists to evaluate the benefits and costs of [the…

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President Obama Should Take Executive Action To Allow U.S. Funds To Support Safe Abortion Access In Some Cases

Huffington Post: It’s Time for President Obama to Listen to Women and Girls Serra Sippel, president of the Center for Health and Gender Equity “…Women in Kenya need access to safe and legal abortion, and [President Obama] should address this during his visit. And when he returns to the U.S.…

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Global Community Must Sustain Momentum In Efforts To End Mother-To-Child HIV Transmission

Huffington Post: Counting Down to Zero: Progress in Ending Mother-to-Child Transmission Chip Lyons, president and CEO of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation; Alanna Levine, pediatrician and spokesperson at the American Academy of Pediatrics; and Alice Lin Fabiano, director of worldwide corporate contributions at Johnson & Johnson “…The beginning of…

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