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Despite Public Opinion, Extreme Poverty Makes ‘Stunning Decline’

New York Times: The Best News You Don’t Know Nicholas Kristof, New York Times columnist “…As world leaders gather for the United Nations General Assembly this week, all the evidence suggests that we are at an inflection point for the ages. The number of people living in extreme poverty ($1.90…

Global Leaders Should Prioritize Removing Barriers To, Investing In Breastfeeding

Devex: Breastfeeding should be a global priority France Bégin, senior nutrition adviser for infant and young child nutrition at UNICEF “…At this year’s United Nations General Assembly, policymakers and elected officials should increase their political commitment for breastfeeding as they work to tackle issues of critical importance related to the…

International Community Should Integrate Emergency Contraception Into Family Planning Services

Devex: Emergency contraception: The reproductive health innovation everyone should know about Elizabeth Westley, director of the International Consortium for Emergency Contraception, and Monica Kerrigan, deputy director of reproductive health at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…The family planning community must pick up the momentum and work to integrate [emergency…

Community-Led Development Critical To Ending Hunger, Achieving SDGs

Huffington Post: How We Can Achieve Goal 2: Ending Hunger Åsa Skogström Feldt, president and CEO of The Hunger Project “…[P]utting the decision-making power into the hands of local groups is fundamental to achieving the end of hunger and the achievement of all of the [Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)], which…

Antibiotic Stewardship, Innovation Essential To Containing Antimicrobial Resistance

The Hill: Antibiotic resistance — the tab comes due Amesh A. Adalja, infectious disease physician “…There are a number of things we can do as a nation to help contain [antimicrobial resistance], which truly threatens the foundation of modern medicine. The solution starts with restoring basic trust in the doctor-patient…

Opinion Piece Examines 4 Threats To Global Food Security

The Conversation: Four threats to global food security and what we can do about them Stuart Thompson, senior lecturer in Plant Biochemistry at University of Westminster “Can we really feed nine billion people? That’s the estimated global population in the year 2050. It should be possible, but things are looking…

Congressional Inaction To Fund Zika Puts Americans At Risk

The Hill: Playing politics with Zika funding puts Americans at risk Brent Wilkes, executive director of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) “…Unless Congress takes action, the Zika threat will continue to be real and imminent. … With each passing day of inaction, safety measures that could stop…

U.K. Leadership, Investments In Global Fund Continue To Drive Progress Against Malaria

Huffington Post: Globally United To #EndItForGood James Whiting, executive director of Malaria No More U.K. “…We are delighted by Secretary of State for International Development Priti Patel’s announcement of the U.K.’s commitment of £1.1billion to the Global Fund, which she described as ‘one of the world’s most effective aid instruments.’…

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