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World Humanitarian Day Highlights ‘Humanitarian Heroes’

The Lancet: Working towards better health in humanitarian crises Editorial Board “…Since 2006, [August 19th] has marked World Humanitarian Day to commemorate … all the people who have lost their lives in humanitarian service and to celebrate those presently working in crisis and disaster settings around the world. This year,…

Nigeria’s Polio Success Gives Hope To Global Polio Eradication Efforts

Project Syndicate: Polio’s Last Stand Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and Muhammad Pate, professor at Duke University’s Global Health Institute “…Nigeria’s success [of achieving a year without a new case of wild polio] shows that it is possible to bring the miracles of modern medicine to the…

PEPFAR Must Establish New Targets To Maintain Momentum Toward AIDS-Free Generation

Devex: Right things, right places, right targets — right now Catherine Connor of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation; Erin Hohlfelder of the ONE Campaign; Christine Lubinski of the Infectious Diseases Society of America Education & Research Foundation; Greg Millett of amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research; and Kevin Fisher…

Break Taboos, Talk Openly To Bring Menstruation Into Global Health, Development Realm

The Conversation: Menstruation is a global health problem — and we need to talk about it Marni Sommer, associate professor of sociomedical sciences at Columbia University “…[T]he ongoing taboo around talking about periods makes it hard to find solutions to the challenges girls in low-income countries face. It also hinders…

Eradicating Hunger, Extreme Poverty Requires Collective Action

Inter Press Service: Opinion: Hungry for Change, Achieving Food Security and Nutrition for All Paloma Durán, director of the Sustainable Development Goals Fund (SDG-F) at the U.N. Development Programme “…To eradicate hunger and extreme poverty will require an additional 267 billion dollars annually over the next 15 years. … Going…

Global Health Innovation Landscape Must Shift With Changing Health Financing Trends

Devex: The new market builders for health innovation Michael Igoe, global development reporter for Devex “…At the recent International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, negotiators sent a strong message that global development’s future resides with domestic tax resources and private investment, not with foreign aid. That…

Devex Highlights 5 Suggestions To Ensure SDGs Get Implemented

Devex: 5 things needed to turn the SDGs into reality Elizabeth Stuart, team leader for Sustainable Development Goals at the Overseas Development Institute “…The clock to SDG attainment will start ticking Jan. 1, 2016. Here are five things that will be important to ensure the much-debated goals and targets –…

Eliminating Malaria Deaths Requires Focusing Attention On Rapid Diagnosis, Effective Treatment

Huffington Post: While Working to Eradicate Malaria, Let’s Eliminate Malaria Deaths Terrie E. Taylor, professor and malaria researcher at Michigan State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine “Last week, there was a glimmer of hope for everyone that suffers from malaria: the world’s first-ever malaria vaccine received a green light from…

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