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‘Grand Convergence’ In Global Health Possible

Business Day Live: Grand convergence in global health is realizable Gavin Yamey, a professor in the Global Health Group at the University of California, San Francisco, and Helen Saxenian, a consultant at the Results for Development Institute “…By 2035, we could achieve a ‘grand convergence’ in global health, reducing preventable…

Tackling Food Security Is Critical To HIV Response

Scientific American: Beyond medicine: Delivering on the promise of food security in the context of the AIDS epidemic Suneetha Kadiyala, senior lecturer in nutrition-sensitive development at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and Rahul Rawat, research fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute “…There remain stark inequities…

Sanitary Napkins Can Help Improve Women’s Health, Education

The Atlantic: How Sanitary Pads Can Help Women Improve Their Health and Education Betsy Teutsch, contributor “…Many women living in poverty use rags, newspaper, or even mud to manage their menstrual periods. None of these work very well and can introduce infections or injuries; they also circumscribe women’s movement. ……

Opposition To Abortion Prevents Gender Equality

Al Jazeera: In global health, abortion bears the scarlet A Jill Filipovic, lawyer, writer, and a columnist at The Guardian “…At its most basic level, abortion access allows women to be equal players in society. Surviving childbirth is a baseline, not a goal. There is no way for a society…

More Data Needed On Food Prices, Number Of Hungry Worldwide

Bloomberg Businessweek: Have Higher Food Prices Actually Helped the World’s Poor? Charles Kenny, senior fellow at the Center for Global Development “…For the last six years, many politicians, global leaders, analysts, and commentators (including me) have argued that higher food prices would push people worldwide into hunger and poverty. ……

Consider Unintended Consequences Of Development Aid

Devex: The ‘butterfly effect’ in international development Simone di Vicenz, program impact adviser for resilience at Christian Aid and program manager and monitoring and evaluation coordinator at the Living Earth Foundation “It is said that a butterfly flapping its wings can cause a hurricane on the other side of the…

Global Polio Eradication Would Be Worldwide Victory

Huffington Post: A Remarkable Achievement: 80 Percent of the World Now Polio-Free Tom Frieden, CDC director “I’m recently back from New Delhi where I attended meetings on global health security, tuberculosis, and HIV — and very importantly, participated in the World Health Organization’s event to certify Southeast Asia free of…

Saudi Arabia Should ‘Report Openly And Honestly’ About MERS

Washington Post: New killer virus should be fought with the help of Saudi honesty “…In the last week or so, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have reported clusters of [Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS)] cases in hospitals and among health care workers. … Unfortunately, there is far too…

N. Carolina Can Serve As Global Health Innovation Hub

News & Observer: How N.C. is helping U.S. stay ahead of the curve in global health Pape Gaye, president and CEO of IntraHealth International “…So today, we’re changing the way we work. We’re emerging from our silos in global health and throwing open our gates to get experts and creative…

Global Community Must Support ‘Virtually Bottomless’ Needs In CAR

Washington Post: International aid can’t arrive soon enough for the Central African Republic “The unanimity with which the United Nations Security Council approved a peacekeeping force for the Central African Republic early this month attested to the dire situation in that impoverished country. … Much more aid, however, is needed.…