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WaterAid Seeks To Grant Pregnant Women Access To Clean Water, Sanitation

Huffington Post: Impoverished Pregnant Women Forced To Haul Water To Their Own Deliveries. Here’s Who’s Helping Them Eleanor Goldberg, editor of HuffPost Impact “…Every year, nearly half a million babies in the developing world die before they turn 1 month old because they’re born into unhygienic conditions, a new study…

Addressing Hunger, Poverty Involves Improving WASH Through Local Government

Huffington Post: Looking Local: Addressing Hunger, Poverty and WASH John Coonrod, executive vice president of The Hunger Project As part of a blog series on WASH and MDGs, John Coonrod writes, “In a world that has made so much progress in achieving many of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), cutting…

International Community Should Fund Relief Of Syria

Huffington Post: Future Being Made Now for Syria’s Children William Lambers, author and blogger “On Tuesday, a conference will be held in Kuwait to raise funds to feed the starving people of Syria. … Today, there are millions of Syrian children whose future…hangs in the balance with what we do,…

China Must Strengthen Its Public Health System To Prevent Spread Of TB

The Japan Times: Tuberculosis showing a resurgence in China Cesar Chelala, international public health consultant “China now has the second-largest tuberculosis epidemic — second only to India — with more than 1.3 million new cases of tuberculosis every year. What makes the situation particularly serious, says the Chinese Center for…

Grassroots Efforts To Terminate Pregnancies Need Support

RH Reality Check: How Women Took Their Reproductive Rights Into Their Own Hands Leila Hessini, chair of the Global Fund for Women board “…Although pregnancy termination is one of the most common experiences people have across the globe, reproductive rights are often ignored by local health, community, or legal systems.…

More Aid Needed For Displaced Nigerians

Washington Post: Aid for hundreds of thousands of displaced Nigerians is running out Margee Ensign, president of the American University of Nigeria and chairwoman of the Adamawa Peace Initiative “…We are the Adamawa Peace Initiative, an effort started by the American University of Nigeria three years ago. … When we…

Setting SDGs Important For Progress

Project Syndicate: Why the Sustainable Development Goals Matter Jeffrey D. Sachs, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University and special adviser to the U.N. secretary general on the Millennium Development Goals “Following the progress made under the Millennium Development Goals, which guided global development efforts in the years 2000-2015,…

Ending Hunger, Malnutrition Requires Sustained Momentum, Strong Partnerships

Huffington Post: U.S. Leadership on Global Food and Nutrition Security: We are Making Serious Progress Katie Lee, policy manager at InterAction “…The United States government is a crucial partner to the broad coalition of organizations supporting food and nutrition security. … ‘We can be proud of the progress we have…

Children Affected By Ebola In Liberia Need Protection, Support Services

Huffington Post: In Liberia, Children Affected by Ebola Need Our Support George Kordahi, national director of SOS Children’s Villages in Liberia “…The [Ebola] outbreak has been a tragedy for all of us, but especially for Liberia’s most vulnerable children. Children and youth were and continue to be in desperate need…

U.S. Must Increase Capacity For Global Health R&D, Anticipate Global Disease Threats

Washington Post: Why aren’t we producing medications for looming global disease threats? Mel Spigelman, physician and president and chief executive of TB Alliance “…[A new Global Health Technologies Coalition] analysis reveals that over the past six years, [U.S.] taxpayer funding for global health research has been stagnant or declining. ……

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