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2015 Holds Best Opportunity To Work Toward Sustainable Development

Project Syndicate: The Year of Sustainable Development Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University and special adviser to the U.N. secretary general on the Millennium Development Goals “The year 2015 will be our generation’s greatest opportunity to move the world toward sustainable development. … In July 2015,…

U.S. Hospitals Need More Financial Support To Prepare For Ebola Response

Roll Call: Ebola: Who Bears the Cost of Keeping Us Safe? Kenneth Davis, president and CEO of Mount Sinai Health System, and Kenneth Raske, president and CEO of the Greater New York Hospital Association “The Ebola virus, which has now touched our shores and taken the lives of two victims…

Editorial, Opinion Piece Discuss Antibiotic Resistance, Sanitation In India

New York Times: India and the Post-Antibiotic Era Editorial Board “…In the developing world, unregulated use of [antibiotic] drugs coupled with poor sanitation and health care are fueling the rise of resistant bacteria. In India, these factors have created the perfect breeding ground for so-called super bugs. … The Indian…

Restarting Schools In Ebola-Hit Nations Will Help End Epidemic

Project Syndicate: Educating Against Ebola Gordon Brown, U.N. special envoy for global education “…[A] new investigation of Ebola, conducted by education experts and health professionals with the support of the Global Business Coalition for Education, has found that reopening ‘safe schools’ could be a far more effective way to combat…

Quality, Efficiency Must Be Top Considerations In Working Toward Universal Health Care

Bloomberg Businessweek: Why Universal Health Care Is No Cure-All Charles Kenny, senior fellow at the Center for Global Development “…While the call for universal health care in every country is now the official stance of the World Health Organization, attempts to meet that goal have often seen limited returns. The…

U.S., Britain Must Alleviate Syrian, Other Refugee Crises

The Guardian: Britain and the U.S. must help mend the Syrian refugee crisis they helped create Simon Jenkins, journalist and author “…Some four million people are living in camps reliant on the U.N.’s World Food Programme, not to mention other camps caused by wars in Sudan, Somalia, and the Central…

Many Worldwide Contribute To Continuing Successful AIDS Efforts

Huffington Post: Celebrating Friends of the Global Fight and a Decade of Progress in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS Chris Dodd, chair and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America and former U.S. senator from Connecticut “…Because of the continuing work of groups like Friends of the Global Fight and…

World Must Do More To Address Hunger

New York Times: Letter to the Editor: Fighting Hunger Abroad William Lambers, author “The world needs to pay attention to the cries of hunger coming from Syria … Today, the public is a powerful force in raising money and awareness about the hunger facing Syria’s war victims. … [W]e are…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of Ebola Epidemic

Washington Times: The Ebola virus survives a turf war Editorial Board Huffington Post: Ebola Vaccines: Why Clinical Trials Are Just the First Step Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance The Guardian: Sierra Leone’s Ebola battle is being led by local talent that deserves our support Tom Dannatt, founder…

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