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Public Health Measures Should Bring Ebola Outbreak ‘Under Control’

New York Times: Controlling the Ebola Epidemic Editorial Board “On Friday, the World Health Organization formally declared an international public health emergency in response to what its director general, Dr. Margaret Chan, called ‘the largest, most severe, most complex outbreak’ of the deadly Ebola virus ‘in the nearly four-decade history…

Future U.S.-Africa Summits Should Reflect Human Rights, Increased Investment Strategies

Washington Post: Africa summit marks a tectonic shift that should be bolstered Editorial Board “Even while irrational fears about Ebola’s spread to the United States swirled, the three-day Africa summit in Washington [last] week managed to crystallize the continent’s continued evolution from a beneficiary of U.S. aid and security interventions…

Helms Amendment Interpretation Is A ‘Violation Of Women’s Human Rights’

The Hill: Helms amendment blocks aid to African women Suzanne Ehlers, CEO of Population Action International (PAI) “…For 40 years, the Helms amendment has been applied as a blanket restriction on the use of U.S. funds to pay for abortions. Since its passage, policymakers have gone beyond the letter of…

Addressing Breastfeeding For Mothers With HIV

Huffington Post: What World Breastfeeding Week Means for HIV Positive Mothers Anna Coutsoudis, public health specialist “The last 20 years or so have been very difficult years for HIV-infected mothers and health-care workers because of the huge dilemma around infant feeding. Mothers faced the situation of a chance of infecting…

The Guardian Discusses How To End AIDS With Experts

The Guardian: How to create an AIDS-free world Holly Young, content coordinator for the Guardian’s Global Development Professionals Network The Guardian features thoughts on how to prevent HIV and end AIDS worldwide from James Matheka, program officer, Population Council; Anne Philpott, founder, The Pleasure Project; Ivy Shiue, epidemiologist and assistant…

MDGs, Post-2015 Discussions Need More Attention

Devex: MDGs: The U.N.’s best-kept secret Diana Ohlbaum, senior associate with the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Project on Prosperity and Development, co-chair of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network’s Accountability Working Group, and a principal of Turner4D “… The United Nations is now engaged in discussions with governments and…

U.N. Women Launches Campaign To Renew Commitment To Gender Equality

Huffington Post: Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity. Picture It! Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, executive director of U.N. Women “Nearly 20 years ago, the world came together in Beijing for the Fourth World Conference on Women. There, 189 governments adopted a visionary roadmap for gender equality: the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. ……

Opinion Pieces Discuss Reactions To Ebola Outbreak

The following two opinion pieces discuss reactions to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. New York Times: Fighting Ebola for Us All Nicholas Kristof, New York Times columnist “…[T]his Ebola outbreak underscores why we have not only a humanitarian interest in addressing global health, but also a national interest in…

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