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Comprehensive WASH Targets Essential To Achieve Post-2015 Agenda

Huffington Post: Where Do We Go From Here? WASH in the SDGs Hanna Woodburn, deputy secretariat director at the Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing with Soap “…WASH must be included in mandatory, global-level indicators that address both the availability of facilities in key locations (including households, schools, and health care…

India’s Air Pollution Causing Lung Damage Among Millions Of Children

New York Times: Holding Your Breath in India Gardiner Harris, Washington correspondent for the New York Times “…When I became a South Asia correspondent for the New York Times three years ago, my wife and I were both excited and prepared for difficulties — insistent beggars, endemic dengue, and summertime…

Political, Financial Commitments To Food Security Can Reduce Global Hunger

MSNBC: Achieving universal food security is within our grasp Hugh Evans, CEO of the Global Poverty Project “…Critically, G7 leaders should renew or increase their pledges to the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program to help ensure agricultural productivity remains up to four times more effective at reducing poverty than…

Treating People With HIV As Soon As Possible Would Provide ‘Double Benefit’

New York Times: Treating HIV Patients Before They Get Sick Editorial Board “…The finding [of the START trial that shows people living with HIV should begin treatment as soon as possible] raises the powerful moral question of whether global and national organizations can find the will — and the resources…

African Health Leaders, International Partners Can Improve Continent’s Future

The Lancet: African health leaders: claiming the future Agnes Binagwaho, minister of health of Rwanda, and Nigel Crisp, independent member of the House of Lords and co-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health “Improving health in Africa is a team effort that involves many people from different…

Post-2015 Development Agenda Must Focus On Human Rights, With WASH At Center

Devex: We can’t fail twice: New global development agenda must be framed by human rights Megan MacGarry, campaigns and communications officer at End Water Poverty (EWP) “…The new global development agenda post-2015 has to be framed by human rights and owned by the people. … If we want to truly…

Partnerships Can Help Women With Fistula Access Treatment, Care

Huffington Post: We Can Prevent and Treat Obstetric Fistula. Let’s Do Both. Catherine Murphy, director of digital marketing for Mercy Ships “On International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, the global health community paused to stand with the more than two million women around the world who live with the untreated…

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