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Opinion Pieces Address Issues Discussed At Women Deliver Conference

Women Deliver 2013, an international conference held this week in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is focusing on the health and empowerment of girls and women. The following opinion pieces address issues being discussed at the conference. Caitlin Callahan, Sonya Soni, and Hannah Smalley, Huffington Post’s “Global Motherhood” blog: Describing the “equitable…

Opinion Piece, Blog Posts Address Proposed U.S. Food Aid Reform

The following is a summary of an opinion piece and blog posts addressing reform to the U.S. food aid program proposed in President Obama’s FY 2014 budget request. Rachel Bergenfield, Christian Science Monitor: “[C]urrent food aid policy actually harms the people whom the U.S. is trying to help. President Obama’s…

Data Can Drive Improvements In Child Health

Published in The Lancet on May 14, “[t]he Global Enteric Multicenter Study (GEMS) … provides health and policy experts with evidence to pinpoint areas where research for new vaccine candidates is urgently needed to combat diarrheal diseases — the second leading cause of death among children globally,” and “[i]t also…

Opinion Pieces, Blog Posts Address PEPFAR’s 10-Year Anniversary

On May 27, PEPFAR marked its 10-year anniversary. The following summaries of opinion pieces and blog posts address the milestone. Eric Goosby, Anthony Fauci, Huffington Post “The Big Push”: Saying that when PEPFAR was created in 2003, “the world was witnessing first-hand the destruction of an entire generation of individuals,”…

Opinion Piece Examines HIV in Middle East, North Africa

In this opinion piece in The Hill’s “Congress Blog,” international health consultant Taufiqur Rahman examines HIV/AIDS in the Middle East and North Africa. He discusses the many factors that contribute to the epidemic and the challenges of preventing and treating HIV in the region, as well as the role of…

Opinion Pieces Address Health And Well-Being Of Women, Girls

As the global health community prepares for the Women Deliver 2013 conference, taking place next week in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and recognized the first International Day to End Obstetric Fistula on May 23, several news outlets published opinion pieces addressing different aspects of the health and well-being of women and…

Nations, International Donors Must Keep Commitment To Ending AIDS

“Ghana is among the 29 African countries reported by the WHO to have been able to reduce prevalence of HIV and AIDS over the past decade,” Ghana President John Dramani Mahama writes in the Huffington Post’s “The Big Push” blog. “While we can be proud of our response, we must…

Examining World Bank President’s Vision For Health, Development

Writing in the Center for Strategic & International Studies’ (CSIS) “Smart Global Health” blog, Todd Summers, a senior adviser with the CSIS Global Health Policy Center examines World Bank President Jim Yong Kim’s evolving position on health, poverty alleviation and development, highlighting Kim’s “emphasis on accountability for results, and using…

Recognizing PEPFAR’s 10th Anniversary

Writing in the Center for Global Development (CGD) blog, Amanda Glassman, director of global health policy and a senior fellow at CGD, and Jenny Ottenhoff, policy outreach associate at the center, note the 10-year anniversary of PEPFAR and highlight “some major areas of consensus” from the Institute of Medicine (IOM),…