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Support For National, Global LGBT Rights Should Be Part Of Obama Administration Legacy

The Hill: To consolidate an Obama legacy, entrench support for global LGBT rights Raymond Smith, senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute “With attention increasingly turning to the legacy of the Obama administration, one area of civil rights seems sure to be viewed as a breakthrough success: the recognition and…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Risk Communication Surrounding Ebola, U.S. Funding For Ebola Efforts

CIDRAP: When the next shoe drops — Ebola crisis communication lessons from October Peter Sandman and Jody Lanard, risk communication experts “…The U.S. Ebola experience highlights four main crisis communication errors. 1. Don’t over-reassure … 2. Acknowledge uncertainty … 3. Don’t overdiagnose or overplan for panic … 4. Tolerate early…

New PEPFAR Partnership Will Help Prevent HIV Among Girls, Young Women In Eastern, Southern Africa

Huffington Post: PEPFAR, Nike Foundation and Gates Foundation Partnership Restores Hope for an AIDS-free Future for Girls Deborah Birx, ambassador-at-large and coordinator of U.S. government activities to combat global HIV/AIDS “…Despite success in other areas, like prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission, HIV prevention efforts to date have not successfully addressed…

Human Rights Component Vital To HIV Prevention, Care

Devex: Inextricable links: HIV and human rights Kevin Osborne, FHI 360’s project director for LINKAGES “…As we recognize International Human Rights Day on Dec. 10, we cannot lose sight of the inextricable link between HIV and human rights, which should be the cornerstone of our response to and understanding of…

Post-2015 Development Agenda Must Include ‘Intentional Focus On Adolescent Girls’

Huffington Post: Girls Left Behind: Review of Secretary General’s Report Leaves Much to Be Desired for Girls, Women Lyric Thompson, senior policy manager at the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) “Late last week, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon released his long-awaited report synthesizing various inputs to and, theoretically setting…

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…

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