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Boosting Antibiotic Research, Development Pipeline Critical To Ending Drug Resistance

The Guardian: Antibiotic resistance is a growing menace — we must act before it’s too late John McConnell, editor of The Lancet Infectious Diseases “…Profligate use of antibiotics has provided the evolutionary driver for bacteria to develop resistance to the drugs. Introduction of every new class of antibiotics has been…

Women From Philippines, CAR Share Motherhood Stories

Huffington Post: Stories of Motherhood from Central Africa to South East Asia Maria Cristina H. Oñate, project coordinator at Save the Children “…Maria Christina H. Oñate is from Metro Manila, Philippines. Holding the 105th spot out of 179 nations [in Save the Children’s State of the World’s Mothers report], the…

Pharmaceutical Companies Should Play Primary Role In Developing New Antibiotics

Financial Times: Big Pharma must lose its resistance to antibiotic research Anjana Ahuja, science commentator “…[T]he [U.K.’s Review on Antimicrobial Resistance] report’s unwritten message: that the curtain must come down on pure profiteering. The industry is being prompted to remember what corporate social responsibility stands for: a duty to shareholders…

UHC Targets Must Address Challenges Of Reaching LGBTI People, Other Key Populations

Huffington Post U.K.: Leave No-one Behind in the Post-2015 Health Agenda Alvaro Bermejo, executive director of the International HIV/AIDS Alliance “…We need to acknowledge that the current UHC target and indicators under the post-2015 goals are falling short of truly addressing the specific challenges and rights of LGBTI people and…

Governments, Community Leaders Must Break Silence On Menstruation To Promote Women’s Rights

Inter Press Service: Opinion: Let’s Talk Menstruation. Period. Chris W. Williams, executive director of the U.N. Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council, and Kersti Strandqvist, senior vice president of group sustainability for Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget “…In every country, the veil of silence around menstruation contributes to discrimination that can hold…

Kenya’s HIV Efforts Hindered By Discrimination; Country Must Protect LGBTI Rights

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Homophobic violence hinders HIV response in Kenya Patrick Mutisya, member of the Key Correspondents network supported by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance “…In Kenya, as in many countries, men who have sex with men are cursed, rejected, and even criminalized. Living in such a society prevents many from…

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