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U.S. Should Recognize Human Right To Safe, Clean Water Supplies

The Lancet: Dangerous disregard for the right to water Editorial Board “On this year’s Human Rights Day, Dec. 10, current events in the USA suggest that a key human right is being dangerously disregarded. Access to water is an indispensable part of life, health, and dignity. In 2010, the U.N.…

‘UHC 2030’ Could Play Critical Role In Ensuring Global Leaders Remain Committed To UHC

The Lancet: Universal Health Coverage — looking to the future Editorial Board “…Increasingly, political leaders seem to be presenting a shared global vision for [universal health coverage (UHC)]. … Next week, an important step towards the goal of UHC takes place in Geneva. In September, Margaret Chan announced the creation…

Global Community Must Call For End To Violence Against Women, Girls

Huffington Post: It’s time to stop violence against women and girls Flavia Bustreo, assistant director general for Family, Women’s, and Children’s Health at the WHO, and vice chair of the Board of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance “…Violence against women and girls affects their physical, mental, sexual, and reproductive health in…

Collaboration On, Implementation Of Mobile Technologies Can Improve Maternal Health Care Uptake

Devex: Opinion: Using mobile tech to influence behavior and improve maternal health Janet Aika Matemu, technology manager, and Lindsay Sanders, communications and development manager, both with Jacaranda Health “…With the generous support of Johnson & Johnson, Jacaranda Health has piloted a package of mobile technology innovations in its maternity hospitals…

President-Elect Trump’s Transition Team Should Know 5 Key Things About Foreign Aid

The Hill: 5 things the Trump team needs to know about foreign aid Diana Ohlbaum, member of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network Executive Committee and senior associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies Project on Prosperity and Development “As President-elect Donald Trump’s transition teams arrive at the Department…

Global Community Must Integrate TB, HIV Efforts, Not Treat As Separate Diseases

Huffington Post: Why Tuberculosis And HIV Have To Be Combated Together Rajesh Deshmukh, HIV-TB program officer with India’s National AIDS Control Organization “India has the highest tuberculosis (TB) burden and [is] the third highest HIV burden country in the world. … National and international studies indicate that an integrated approach…

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