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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…

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:…

Economic Threats Of Ebola Should Draw Additional Global Support To End Outbreak

Financial Times: Africa needs help to fight Ebola “As a terrifying outbreak of Ebola virus spreads across West Africa, the world is beginning to wake up to the threat of a public health disaster in the region — and possibly more widely — but efforts to contain the epidemic require…

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 Discuss Strategies, Challenges Around HIV Control

The following opinion pieces discuss different aspects of HIV prevention, care, and treatment. The Conversation: It takes a global village: how we got ahead in HIV control William Bowtell, executive director of Pacific Friends of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria at UNSW Australia “…The world is…

Affordable Hepatitis C Medicine Can Cut Number Of New Infections

Financial Times: Global push can bring remedies within reach of all who need them Stefan Wiktor, team leader of the WHO’s global hepatitis program, and Gottfried Hirnschall, director of WHO’s HIV department “We are witnessing a remarkable transformation in the treatment of hepatitis C virus infection (HCV). Intensive research is…

Cooperation Vital To Achieving Development Goals

Devex: Better when we’re together Steve Hollingworth, president of Freedom from Hunger “…As a development community, we must continue to evolve our thinking about how — and with whom — we will continue to make progress toward the MDGs. How can various segments of our community work more closely with…

New Development Goals Should Be ‘Discrete, Quantitative, Achievable’

Wall Street Journal: Smart Aid for the World’s Poor Matt Ridley, member of the British House of Lords and author “…The lesson, surely, from this first round of setting development goals is the need to be even more ruthlessly selective next time. A list of eight goals is too long…