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Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss Reactions To Ebola Outbreak

An editorial and opinion pieces discuss reactions to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The Guardian: The Guardian view on Ebola and the need for new drugs “…There is rightly an international effort to help the victims of Ebola in medical centers near the affected zones. That means… investing in research…

Africa Must Provide Opportunities For All People To Reach Potential

Washington Post: The next steps for Africa to meet its potential Kofi Annan, former U.N. secretary-general, and chair of the Kofi Annan Foundation and the Africa Progress Panel “…Africa will only become a stable and vibrant partner for the United States, and the world, if it provides opportunities for all…

Eliminating TB Is A ‘Humanitarian Imperative,’ ‘Economic Necessity’

Huffington Post: The Missed 3 Million: Reducing the Threat of Tuberculosis Worldwide Susan Blumenthal, public health editor for the Huffington Post, Laura McCulloch, student at Dartmouth College, and Stephanie Heung, student at Yale University “…Public health interventions have made major progress in fighting TB, with incidence rates significantly declining since…

Child Marriage Won’t End Without Proper M&E Of Programs

Huffington Post: Child Marriage Won’t End Until We Start Documenting What Actually Works: Advocates Agnes Odhiambo, senior women’s rights researcher at Human Rights Watch “…Part of the problem [regarding child marriage] has been a lack of documentation and evaluation of existing programs to end child marriage, so there is little…

Tackling Health, Poverty Essential For Growth, Prosperity In Africa

Reuters: Africa’s about more than Ebola, it’s about optimism, too Michael Elliott, president and chief executive officer of The ONE Campaign “…[I]t’s key to avoid slipping into a discussion of African policy that is riddled with false dichotomies — as if then it was about tackling health and poverty, while…

Development Must Be Community-Driven To Be Most Effective

Forbes: Peace Through Community-Led Development Musu Clemens-Hope, chief of party at the Peace through Development II program, a USAID-funded initiative implemented by IRD “USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah likes to remind the development community that the purpose of foreign aid, including relief efforts, is to help people create the conditions so…

Antibiotic Resistance Poses Dangerous Health Threat

CNN’s “Global Public Square”: Time to act on the ‘other’ health crisis Tracey Guise, CEO of the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, and Laura Piddock, director of Antibiotic Action and professor of Microbiology at the University of Birmingham “It’s not surprising that international attention has been focused on the ongoing…

Ebola Crisis Can Serve As Opportunity For U.S. To Examine Global Health Security System

Foreign Policy: Three Lessons the White House Should Learn from the Ebola Outbreak Michael Miller, consultant and adjunct associate professor at the Duke Global Health Institute “…Instead of allowing the ‘lessons learned’ process around Ebola to default to a recommendation [for the U.S.] to simply spend more money — a…

Opinions: Pakistan’s Rebuilding; Kenya’s Constitution; Development Financing; Africa’s Black Market For Malaria Drugs

U.S., Other Countries Must Develop Strategy To Ensure Honest, Transparent Pakistani Rebuilding A Washington Post editorial encouraging the U.S. to generously support Pakistan as it recovers from major flooding, states: the “humanitarian interest is heightened by Pakistan’s centrality to America’s national security interests. The Obama administration must seize this chance…