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Opinion Pieces, Letters To Editor Discuss Issues Surrounding Ebola Outbreak

The following opinion pieces and letters to the editor address issues surrounding the ongoing Ebola outbreak. Wall Street Journal: Ebola’s Warning for an Unprepared America Scott Gottlieb, an American Enterprise Institute resident fellow, and Tevi Troy, president of the American Health Policy Institute “…President Obama has put the Pentagon in…

‘All Countries Stand To Benefit From Climate Action’

Inter Press Service: A Climate Summit to Spark Action Ban Ki-moon, U.N. secretary general “On Sep. 23, I have invited world leaders from government, business, finance, and civil society to a Climate Summit in New York so they can show the world how they will advance action on climate change…

Health System Improvements Necessary To Achieve Universal Health Coverage

Huffington Post: Achieving Universal Health Coverage Requires Investing in Health Systems John Lange, senior fellow for global health diplomacy at the United Nations Foundation and co-chair of the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Investing in Health Systems in Low- and Middle-Income Countries “…In discussions at the United Nations in New…

Sexual, Reproductive Health Rights Must Be ‘At The Heart Of’ Development Framework

Huffington Post: An Unfinished Agenda: Sexual and Reproductive Rights in the 21st Century Joaquim Chissano, former president of Mozambique, and Tarja Halonen, former president of Finland, and both co-chairs of the ICPD High-Level Task Force “World leaders will descend on United Nations Headquarters in New York on 22 September to…

Opinion Pieces, Editorials Discuss More Robust U.S. Ebola Response, DoD Involvement

The following opinion pieces and editorials discuss President Obama’s announcement of a more robust U.S. response to Ebola in West Africa, including the use of Department of Defense resources. Wall Street Journal: Calling in the Military to Fight Ebola Drew Altman, president and chief executive officer of the Kaiser Family…

Climate Change Must Be At Center Of Development Agenda

The following opinion pieces discuss the role of climate change in public health and global development. Huffington Post: To End Poverty, Act on Climate Kathy Calvin, president and CEO of the United Nations Foundation “Climate change threatens to undermine the United Nations’ progress in both of its critical missions –…

Addressing Gender Equality Essential To Building Resiliency In Sahel Region

Devex: Ebola, tsunamis, and droughts — how gender inequality undermines community resilience Sahar Alnouri, senior gender adviser at Mercy Corps “Up to three out of four people who contract the deadly Ebola virus are women. Nearly two out of three people who died in the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami were…

Editorial, Opinions Discuss Issues Surrounding U.S., Global Response To Ebola

An editorial piece and several opinion pieces discuss issues surrounding the U.S. and global response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. USA TODAY: Ebola speeds up, world stands still: Our view Editorial Board “As the Ebola outbreak has picked up speed — sickening nearly 4,800 people and killing half…

U.K. Must Incorporate Action Against Gender-Based Violence In Its Country Plans

The Guardian: Why global violence against women and girls must become new U.K. priority Bethan Cansfield, policy manager for Womankind Worldwide “…Violence against women and girls can be described as a global pandemic: 35 percent of women will experience one form of violence in their lifetime; 30 percent will experience…

More HCWs, Better Quality Care Needed To End Maternal Mortality

Huffington Post: Why We Should Judge the World on the Health of Women Jim Campbell, executive director of the Global Health Workforce Alliance “…Tackling maternal mortality may seem like a daunting challenge: a complex interplay of socio-economic, cultural, and health system factors conspire to determine life-threatening delays in seeking and…