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The Guardian Assesses Reactions To U.N. Working Group’s Final Proposal For SDGs

The Guardian: Will these sustainable development goals do the job? Carla Kweifio-Okai, community coordinator for the Guardian’s Global development site “The U.N. working group responsible for crafting the sustainable development goals (SDGs) has handed down its final proposal, adding a goal to address domestic and global inequality. … The final…

Opinion Pieces, Editorial Discuss U.S. Approach To Ebola, African Aid

Opinion pieces and an editorial discuss the U.S. government’s approach to fighting Ebola and sending aid to Africa. Washington Post: Why Ebola worries the Defense Department Rick Noack, Arthur F. Burns Fellow at the Washington Post “While the public discourse on Ebola has so far been fixated on the public…

Achieving Food, Nutrition Security In Africa Should Be Shared Goal For U.S.

The Hill: Africa: Game changer for global food security Pedro Sanchez, director of the Agriculture and Food Security Center at Columbia University’s Earth Institute “…Without question, the African continent has suffered its share of uphill battles when it comes to food and nutrition security. … Thankfully, the continent is finally…

‘Political Opportunism’ Hurt Polio Fight In Pakistan

Foreign Policy: Loose Lips at the White House Created a Polio Crisis Kristofer Harrison “…Pakistan was well on its way to eradicating polio until the Taliban learned how the CIA operated. … The administration’s shameless leaking literally created a public health crisis. The fight against polio has gone on for…

U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit Should Address Sustainable Financing For HIV/AIDS Programs

The Hill: We can end AIDS in Africa and the world Taufiqur Rahman, head of operations for UNITAID “Africa leaders are convened in Washington this week to discuss Africa priorities with President Obama and U.S. institutions. U.S. support for HIV/AIDS programs will be an important topic of discussion. Africa’s economic…

Improving Maternal Health Part Of ‘Unfinished Business’ Of MDGs

Devex: Protecting the health of mothers when they need it most Andris Piebalgs, E.U. commissioner for development “… Improving maternal health is among the most challenging of the Millennium Development Goals and overall progress on reducing maternal mortality is slow. … Soon, the U.N. process will enter into intergovernmental negotiations.…

Ending FGM, Child Marriage Depends On Increased Momentum, Support

Huffington Post: Building a Brighter Future for Girls Everywhere Patrick Davies, deputy head of mission at the British Embassy in Washington “…We know that this campaign [to end female genital mutilation and child marriage] can’t be driven by government action alone. I firmly believe we can all play a part…

Opinion Pieces Address Issues Around Ebola Vaccine Development

Opinion pieces discuss challenges and issues around developing an Ebola vaccine. The Atlantic: An Ebola Vaccine Is Not the Answer Olga Khazan, staff writer for the Atlantic “… [E]ven if a vaccine [for Ebola] works, it would be a stretch to say we could confidently use it to prevent another…

Ebola Crisis Can Serve As Opportunity For U.S. To Examine Global Health Security System

Foreign Policy: Three Lessons the White House Should Learn from the Ebola Outbreak Michael Miller, consultant and adjunct associate professor at the Duke Global Health Institute “…Instead of allowing the ‘lessons learned’ process around Ebola to default to a recommendation [for the U.S.] to simply spend more money — a…

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