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Time For World To Work Together To Mitigate Impact From Hepatitis

Huffington Post: World Hepatitis Day Is an Opportunity to Stop This Silent Killer, Once and For All Hande Harmanci, a medical officer with the WHO’s Global Hepatitis Program “…The good news is that we are beginning to see a new momentum around hepatitis. Politicians are starting to take it seriously:…

Global Community Must Act Before Famine Declared In Somalia

Huffington Post: Warning Signs of Another Famine, Lessons to Be Learned From the Past Shukri Harbi, founder of Miles for Water “…Without urgent aid the future of those who’ve survived [Somalia's 2011 famine] remains bleak. Recently, in a joint NGO statement, including Oxfam and International Rescue Committee, it was reported…

USAID, Donors Should Integrate Sustainability Into All Programs

Huffington Post: When Donor Driven Programs Work Fron Nahzi, global business development director, Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives at Arizona State University “Next week the White House will host the first Africa Leaders’ Summit. The Summit will focus on expanding U.S. support for Africa’s democratic development and solidify America’s commitment to…

Opinion Pieces, Editorial Discuss Ebola Outbreak In West Africa

The following opinion pieces and editorial discuss the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Financial Times: Ebola stirs noise while silence greets other killers Peter Piot, director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine “…Maternal mortality and other scourges like it may not fit the typical public health professional’s definition…

Congress Should Support Protection Provisions For Migrant, Trafficked Children

Roll Call: What You Don’t Know About Migrant Children May Kill Them Jen Smyers, associate director for immigration and refugee policy with Church World Service “…Our country has an obligation — moral and legal — to provide protection to … [migrant and trafficked] children, and to not deport them back…

Prioritized Action Plan For Global Finance Could Be Post-2015 Goal

The Guardian: Who is going to pay for international development? Jonathan Glennie, research associate at the Overseas Development Institute in London and at the Centro De Pensamiento Estratégico Internacional (CEPEI) in Bogotá “The time is coming for the big ideas in targets such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to…

VMMC Scale-Up In Africa Will Help Reach AIDS-Free Generation

Huffington Post: A Lesson in Health: Scaling Up Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Leslie Mancuso, president and CEO of Jhpiego “…[M]ore than one million men and youth in sub-Saharan Africa … have chosen to protect themselves and reduce their lifetime risk of contracting HIV by participating in Jhpiego-supported VMMC [(voluntary medical…

India Needs ‘Investment In Waste-Treatment Infrastructure’

Huffington Post: Poor Sanitation: The Startling Link to Childhood Malnutrition Joan Rose, Homer Nowlin chair in water research at Michigan State University “…To help ensure a brighter future for India’s youth, the nation requires an investment in waste-treatment infrastructure, including toilets and waste-water treatment. Disinfection must play a role to…

Lessons From Three Countries In Africa On Preventing, Treating HIV/AIDS

New York Times: On AIDS: Three Lessons From Africa Tina Rosenberg, author and Pulitzer Prize winner “…[W]e’re interested in what separates success from failure. We’re especially interested in positive deviants — the people, places, and institutions that are doing much better than others with the same resources. What are they…