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Violence In South Sudan Affecting NTD Efforts

Epoch Times: South Sudan Crisis Threatens to Derail Tropical Disease Efforts James Smith and Pete Kingsley of the University of Edinburgh “…South Sudan — after half a century of intermittent conflict and underdevelopment — is unique in suffering from virtually all of the World Health Organization’s list of [neglected tropical…

Group In Cameroon Advocates Against Breast Ironing

The Guardian: Empowering girls to speak out against breast ironing Gabriella Jozwiak, a freelance journalist and the Africa programs support volunteer at Y Care International Jozwiak writes about “Came women and girls development organization (Came W&G), which encourages girls to advocate against the practice of breast ironing in Cameroon. ……

5 Actions To Promote Global Health In 2014

Devex: 5 ways to accelerate global health in 2014 Allan Pamba, director of public engagement and access initiatives at GSK “…If we’re to cement the progress already made in helping people live healthier lives — regardless of where they live — we must start making last year’s conversations a reality.…

Afghan Insecurity, War Taking ‘Heavy Toll’ On Children

Epoch Times: Afghan Children Pay the Price of Brutal War César Chelala, an international public health consultant “Decades of insecurity and war [in Afghanistan] have provoked a heavy toll on children’s lives and well being. An under-five mortality rate of 199 per 1,000 live births as reported by UNICEF is…

Development Aid To Haiti ‘Remains A U.S. Government Priority’

Devex: Haiti’s recovery won’t happen overnight John Groarke, USAID Mission Director in Haiti since August 2013 “International donors — among them the U.S. Agency for International Development — have learned lessons along the way in Haiti in terms of how we can do better. As the country leaves behind the…

PEPFAR, South African Partnership Laying Foundation For Healthier Future

Huffington Post: The Power of Partnership: Extraordinary Progress, Lessons Learned and Great Hope for the Future in South Africa Deborah von Zinkernagel, acting global AIDS coordinator, Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator “…Our health partnership with South Africa is becoming a model for other PEPFAR-supported countries. Like any new…

2014 Marks Time To End Hunger, Improve Nutrition Worldwide

Huffington Post Canada: Why ‘End Hunger’ Deserves a Place on Your New Year To-Do List Susanne Courtney, executive director of Action Against Hunger Canada (ACF) “…What we need this year is collective action and commitment on the part of Canadians. By working together, we can dramatically change the lives of…

U.S. Government ‘Must Help Counter’ Tobacco Industry Sales In Developing Countries

New York Times: Fitful Progress in the Antismoking Wars “…Although smoking rates among adults around the globe have fallen sharply since 1980, the number of smokers has increased significantly along with population growth and will continue to increase as national incomes and populations rise. The United States government must help…