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Passage Of Nigeria’s National Health Bill Could Transform Country’s Health Care System

Project Syndicate: Nigeria Beyond Ebola Akwe Amosu, regional director for Africa at the Open Society Foundations, and Muhammed Mustapha Lecky, executive secretary at the Health Reform Foundation of Nigeria (HERFON) and coordinator of the Nigerian Health Sector Reform Coalition “When the World Health Organization declared that Nigeria had successfully eradicated…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of HIV/AIDS In Recognition Of World AIDS Day

The Hill: Politics change but the battle against HIV continues Adaora Adimora, chair of the HIV Medicine Association and professor of medicine at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill MSNBC: United Nations: We can end AIDS by 2030 Simon Bland, director of the UNAIDS New York Office Huffington Post:…

President Obama Should Honor Bipartisan Congressional Request To Fund Gavi

Houston Chronicle: Save lives Editorial Board “…Gavi, [the Vaccine Alliance,] has a goal of creating equal access to vaccines for children living in the world’s poorest countries. … The United States … is one of Gavi’s largest donors. Reps. Michael McCaul, R-Austin, and Lloyd Doggett, D-Austin, among others, have co-sponsored…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of HIV/AIDS In Recognition Of World AIDS Day

Inter Press Service: People with Disabilities Must Be Counted in the Fight Against HIV Rashmi Chopra, a fellow in the Health and Human Rights Division at Human Rights Watch The Guardian: HIV/AIDS cannot be beaten without water Barbara Frost, chief executive of WaterAid; Chris Bain, director of the Catholic Agency…

Strengthen Health Care Systems In West Africa To Create Stability, Eliminate Poverty

Globe And Mail: In West Africa, disease just as devastating as war Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, president of Mali “…Long after this [Ebola] outbreak has been brought under control, people in the region will continue to suffer; feeling its impact on trade, agriculture, public health services, human migration, and the economy…

Taliban Militants’ Attacks On HCWs In Pakistan Creating Regional Vulnerability To Polio

New York Times: The Taliban’s Reign of Terror Editorial Board “Militant gunmen killed four members of a polio vaccination team in Pakistan in late November, deepening the government’s struggle against an outbreak of the disease that is threatening neighboring countries. … The Taliban vows to kill any parent or worker…

Focusing On Successes Of Development Will Help Foster ‘Real Change’

Foreign Policy: It’s Time to Rethink How We Do Development Matt Andrews, associate professor at the Harvard Kennedy School; Leni Wild, research fellow at the Overseas Development Institute; and Marta Foresti, director of politics and governance at ODI “…Last month, a group of experts tried to set a different tone.…

Opinion Pieces Discuss HIV Prevention Goals In Recognition Of World AIDS Day

Huffington Post: Looking to a New Era for Women’s HIV Prevention Zeda Rosenberg, chief executive officer of the International Partnership for Microbicides “This World AIDS Day, global resolve to end the AIDS epidemic has never been stronger. With its new Fast-Track strategy, UNAIDS has set ambitious goals for accelerated action…

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