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Polio Workers In Pakistan Paying High Price For Protecting Children

The Nation: Campaign Against Polio Editorial Board “Being a polio worker in Pakistan has to be one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. Since 2012, militants opposed to the vaccination campaign have killed 68 polio workers and policemen tasked with protecting them. … An obvious solution to this…

Innovative Finance Mechanisms Critical To Achieving Sustainable Development Goals

Huffington Post: An Invisible Way to End Poverty Philippe Douste-Blazy, under-secretary general of the United Nations and chair of UNITAID “…There has never been a greater need for innovative financing mechanisms to meet the scale of developmental disparities and human suffering. The international community today agrees that these new forms…

Reduction In Cancer Mortality Feasible In Developing Countries With Political Will, Funding

Project Syndicate: Cancer Care for the Developing World Lawrence N. Shulman, chief of staff and director of the Center for Global Cancer Medicine at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School “…[S]teady progress has been made using chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation to treat and cure an increasing number of cancer…

ILO Using Workplace Strategies To Reach Those Living With, Affected By HIV

Huffington Post: On the Road to Ending HIV Alice Ouedraogo, chief of the HIV/AIDS program at the International Labour Organization “…The vast majority — over 90 percent — of those who are living with or are affected by HIV, either work for a living, or have links to the workplace.…

Monetization Of Food Aid Important Tool In Bringing Food Security To Vulnerable Nations

The Hill: Monetization: Market-based food aid that works Sheryl Cowan, deputy director of sustainable food and agriculture systems at International Relief & Development “…Achieving [an end to the need to provide food aid relief in any form], and the increased peace and stability it brings, requires sustained economic and social…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Gavi Pledges, Organization’s Next Steps In Supporting Childhood Immunizations Worldwide

Devex: Equity, accountability key next steps after Gavi replenishment Patrick Bertrand, executive director of Global Health Advocates France, and Jack Ndegwa, vaccines advocacy manager for the Kenya AIDS NGOs Consortium; both members of the Gavi Civil Society Steering Committee and the ACTION global health advocacy partnership “…ACTION — an international…

Upcoming Delhi Conference Presents Opportunity To Review, Strengthen Global Strategy For Women, Children, Adolescents

The Lancet: Women’s, children’s, and adolescents’ health: who will lead? Editorial Board “…In less than a month in Delhi, India (Feb. 26–27), a consultation will take place on transitioning the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health (2010-15) into a post-2015 environment. … Although these changes should ensure a much…

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