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Editorial, Opinion Pieces Address Issues Surrounding Ebola Outbreak

The following editorial and opinion pieces address issues surrounding the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Washington Post: The lessons of the Ebola outbreak suggest a larger, faster response is needed Editorial Board “The world is fast learning lessons about how to combat the Ebola virus ravaging West Africa and yet…

World Far From Reaching Global Norm On Sex Education

Washington Post: Sex education is a global dividing line between liberals and conservatives Jonathan Zimmerman, professor at New York University “…[The International Conference on Population and Development held in Cairo in 1994] endorsed equal access to education for girls. It also demanded ‘reproductive rights’ — including rights to contraception and…

Congress Should Investigate High Turnover Rate Of Global Fund IG Position

Huffington Post: Who’s Next as the Top Cop at the Global Fund? Bea Edwards, executive and international director of the Government Accountability Project “Just recently, Martin O’Malley, the third Inspector General in three years at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, announced he would step down in…

SDGs Must Include Measurable, Feasible Health Goals

BMJ: The 2030 sustainable development goal for health Gavin Yamey and Rima Shretta of the Global Health Group at the University of California-San Francisco, and Fred Newton Binka of the University of Health and Allied Sciences in Ghana “…As the MDGs come to an end, a new set of sustainable…

Nurses Caring For Ebola Patients Deserve Recognition, Support

Christian Science Monitor: In Ebola crisis, time to honor the nurses Editorial Board “…Only in recent weeks have these nurses [in West Africa] begun to receive recognition and gratitude for defying the fear and stigma of working with Ebola patients. Dozens of nurses, along with doctors and other health workers,…

New York Times Publishes Letters To The Editor In Response To Its Ebola Coverage

New York Times: In Ebola Crisis, Hope and Heroism Multiple authors The New York Times presents several letters to the editor in response to the newspaper’s coverage of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The authors address issues surrounding the treatment of Ebola patients, including the use of ZMapp and…

Donor Commitments To Vaccinate Will Help Protect World’s Most Vulnerable Children

MSNBC: Immunizing Africa, committing to a healthy future for all Seth Berkley, CEO of the GAVI Alliance, and Philippe Brault, award-winning photographer and filmmaker “…[W]hile four out of five children globally now receive at least a basic set of vaccines, there still are 1.5 million children who die each year…

Measuring Untreated Waste Would Better Capture Progress Toward Sanitation Goals

Devex: Choosing the right post-2015 sanitation indicators Brian Arbogast, director of the water, sanitation and hygiene program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…We need to start thinking about — and measuring — our progress in a way that captures the full sanitation challenge … Fortunately, one single indicator…