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Schools Worldwide ‘Should Proceed With Caution’ On Sex Education Curricula

New York Times: The World’s Problem With Sex Ed Jonathan Zimmerman, professor of education and history at New York University “…Globalization has served to curtail rather than expand school-based sexual instruction. The more the world has become interconnected, the more sex ed has come under attack. … Sex educators say…

Micronutrient Supplements Can Improve Health, Survival Of Pregnant Women, Newborns

The Guardian: Supplements for pregnant women in Bangladesh to boost nutrition Klaus Kraemer, director of Sight and Life “…Two billion people worldwide live with a chronic shortage of vital micronutrients — a condition also known as hidden hunger. This public health crisis can have devastating health consequences — particularly for…

Community Involvement Important Factor In HIV Prevention Clinical Trials

Al Jazeera America: Blame research design for failed HIV study Ida Susser, professor of anthropology at the CUNY Graduate Center and adjunct professor of sociomedical sciences at the HIV Center at Columbia University “…The VOICE study appeared to lack sufficient community involvement. … The high HIV incidence observed in the…

World Leaders, Women Can Work Together To Reach Gender Equality By 2030

Inter Press Service: It’s Time to Step It Up for Gender Equality Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, executive director of U.N. Women “…When [world leaders] meet at the United Nations in New York in September, they will have the opportunity to revisit and re-commit to the goals of [the Fourth World Conference on…

Evidence-Based Research Informs Successful Policymaking On Food Security, Nutrition

Huffington Post: From Famine to Feast in Forty Years: Policy Matters Shenggen Fan, director general of the International Food Policy Research Institute “…Food policy research generates the evidence behind decisions to help ensure that all people have access to safe, sufficient, nutritious, and sustainably grown food. It also provides policy…

Governments, NGOs Should Work To Implement WHO Public Health Interventions For NTDs

Epoch Times: The Global Impact of Neglected Tropical Diseases César Chelala, international public health consultant “…The NTDs seriously impact economic, social, and health indicators. … They may cost national economies hundreds of millions of dollars that could be avoided with effective prevention campaigns. … The WHO has developed five public…

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