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Blog Calls For Increasing Awareness Of Obstetric Fistula

“This year marks the 10th anniversary of the launching of the United Nations Campaign to End Fistula,” and May 23 marks the first International Day to Obstetric Fistula, Glendora Meikle, project director for OperationOF, writes in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists” blog. “Obstetric fistula is a horrific…

Gender Equality Essential For Reaching Health-Related MDGs

“In over 15 years of working in the field of global health, I have time and time again witnessed first-hand what research tells us: gender inequity and women’s low social status have a significant impact on women’s and children’s health, as well as the overall demand for maternal, newborn and…

Ending Child Marriage Should Be ‘Strategic Imperative’ For U.S.

“Child marriage is a global epidemic that occurs across regions, cultures, and religions,” and the practice “is undoubtedly a violation of human rights,” Rachel Vogelstein, a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and an adjunct professor of women’s human rights at Georgetown University, writes in an Atlantic opinion piece.…

More Focus Needed On Health Of Men Worldwide, Lancet Commentary Says

“Men experience a higher burden of disease and lower life expectancy than women, but policies focusing on the health needs of men are notably absent from the strategies of global health organizations,” according to a recent Lancet commentary, a University College London press release reports (Weston, 5/16). “If you look…

Fight Against HIV/AIDS Shows World Can Overcome Health Inequalities

“Poverty and inequity are the world’s greatest killers,” Michel Kazatchkine, U.N. special envoy for HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, writes in an opinion piece in The Age, noting, “The developing world bears an extraordinarily inequitable burden of infectious disease, 90 percent of it, and yet these countries represent…

U.S. Leadership Critical for Global Nutrition Efforts

“Malnutrition is one of the world’s most serious, yet least-addressed, development challenges,” former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) writes in an opinion piece in “The Hill,” continuing, “While the problem is complex, the solutions don’t need to be.” “This is a critical moment for the U.S. to lead on…

Partnerships Will Help Defeat Malaria

“In the past 10 years, partners working together have reversed malaria’s spread and prevented millions of deaths, mostly of children under the age of five. Yet even with all that progress, malaria still claims a child’s life every minute,” President of Liberia Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and Global Fund to Fight AIDS,…

Opinion Pieces Address Maritime Aspects Of Proposed Food Aid Program Reforms

The following opinion pieces address food aid program reforms proposed by the Obama administration in its FY 2014 budget request. Reps. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.), Nick Rahall (D-W.V.), U.S. News & World Report: “[T]he Obama administration recently proposed restructuring the food aid program as primarily a cash voucher…

Global Health Community Should Address Gender Imbalance In Leadership Roles

In the Center for Global Development’s (CGD) blog, Victoria Fan, a research fellow at the Center for Global Development (CGD), and Rachel Silverman, a research assistant for the global health team at CGD, examine the role of women in leadership positions in the global health field, writing, “From our own…

Blog Examines Department of Defense’s Role In U.S. Global Health Programs

Noting her participation in a recent Kaiser Family Foundation briefing on the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DOD) global health activities, Kate Almquist Knopf, a visiting policy fellow at the Center for Global Development (CGD), writes in a CGD blog post that a Kaiser Family Foundation report “identifies three major categories…