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Public-Private Partnerships Can Boost Innovation, Affordability Of Women’s Health Products

GlobalPost: Partnering to protect women from HIV Zeda Rosenberg, CEO of the International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM), and Paul Stoffels, Johnson & Johnson’s chief scientific officer and chair of Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson “…A new public-private partnership agreement announced last week between our organizations — the International…

‘Positive Social Pressure’ Can Help People Adopt Healthy Behaviors

New York Times: Peer Pressure Can Be a Lifesaver Helen Coster, journalist and editor “When we hear that someone succumbed to peer pressure or conformed to group expectations, we are inclined to think about it in negative terms. … We know that these social forces can cause people to act…

Women’s Ability To Decide When To Have Children Impacts Families, Societies

Huffington Post: Two Simple Words: I Decide Alexander Sanger, chair of the International Planned Parenthood Council “…When women have the power to decide if and when to have children, their families become healthier, stronger and more economically solvent. … While the battle for sexual and reproductive health and rights continues…

Lancet Editor Argues Global Health Benefits North More Than South In CUGH Debate

The Lancet: Offline: The case against global health Richard Horton, Lancet editor-in-chief “Sometimes it is useful to argue deliberately and aggressively against an idea you passionately believe in. Within that argument, there may be areas of truth you would ordinarily dismiss, but which you know must be addressed directly. I…

Saudi Arabia Must Do More To Investigate MERS Transmission, Treatment

Washington Post: MERS is still a mystery virus In a statement released Wednesday, “[t]he WHO called for speeding up critical investigations, including case-control, serological, environmental and animal studies [on Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)]. [Saudi Arabia, which has reported the most cases,] must do everything it can to expedite this…

Cooperative Investment In Agriculture, Nutrition Will Improve Food Security

Devex: How to deliver on ‘Africa’s promise’ Marc Van Ameringen, executive director of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition “…Smart investments to leverage the agricultural system for nutrition make good business sense. A joined-up approach to business investment in agriculture and nutrition will simultaneously improve diets and food security, and…

Panel At CUGH Meeting Discusses Global Health News Reporting

GlobalPost: How do journalists and policy analysts choose what to cover in global health? Marissa Miley, deputy editor of global health for special reports at GlobalPost Miley summarizes a panel discussion called “How the Media Chooses Global Health Stories” held on Monday at the Consortium of Universities for Global Health…

Campaign Urges Leaders To Include Reproductive Health, Rights In Development Agenda

Huffington Post: ‘I Decide’: A Campaign Calling on World Leaders to Put Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights at the Heart of Global Development Tewodros Melesse, director general of the International Planned Parenthood Federation “…We think it is time to break the cycle of poverty. We think it is time…