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New York Times Publishes Editorial, Commentary On Humanitarian Efforts In Syria

The New York Times features an editorial and a commentary on the deteriorating humanitarian situation in conflict-ridden Syria. New York Times: The Message From Homs “In the last four days, at least 800 people — mostly women, children and the elderly — have been evacuated from Homs, one of Syria’s…

Men Must Be Engaged In HIV Response

The Standard: Eliminating pediatric HIV, men should play a part Moses Mugugunyeki, an editor at The Standard “…Zimbabwe is making headway in achieving its Millennium Development Goal of reducing new HIV infections by half by the year 2015. … The role of men in society is unquestionable. It is for…

Congress Must Prioritize ‘Hunger As A Health Issue’

Huffington Post: A Broader Dialogue: Addressing Hunger for a Healthier Tomorrow Tony Hall, executive director of the Alliance to End Hunger “…To address hunger as a health issue, my organization, the Alliance to End Hunger, has joined forces with ProMedica to host the Come to the Table Summit on Feb.…

Private-Public Partnerships Can ‘Positively Impact Health’ Worldwide

Huffington Post: Dr. Brundtland’s Impact on Global Health; We Must Stay the Course Derek Yach, executive director of the Vitality Institute “During [Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland’s] time at WHO [as director general] and since, she has been a powerful advocate of the use of private-public partnerships to tackle many complex…

Treating, Preventing NTDs Will Help Lift People From Poverty

Huffington Post: Science for the Poor: Making Vaccines to Combat Poverty Peter Hotez, founding dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine “…Beyond their staggering public health impact, the economic losses from [neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)] are also impressive: our studies with collaborators at Johns Hopkins University show that Chagas…

Discriminatory Laws Hurt Societies, Economies

Washington Post: Discrimination by law carries a high price Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank Group Eighty-three countries ” — in the Americas, Asia, Africa and the Middle East — have passed laws that make homosexuality illegal. … More than 100 countries discriminate against women. And an even…

Gender Equality’s Link To Peace Should Be Central To Post-2015 MDG Framework

The Guardian: Gender equality and peace are linked — the post-2015 agenda should reflect it Hannah Wright, gender, peace and security adviser at Saferworld “…As the debate on what to replace the MDGs with after 2015 gathers pace, there are continued calls for gender equality to be central to the…

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