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Gates Foundation Should Include Abortion In Family Planning Efforts

Daily Beast: A Plea To Melinda Gates: Stop Stigmatizing Abortion Sally Kohn, progressive activist and writer “…According to the World Health Organization, every eight minutes a woman dies somewhere in the developing world from complications arising from an unsafe abortion. These are preventable deaths, deaths suffered by women and communities…

Three Key Findings Form Framework For Public Health Interventions

Devex: 3 key lessons for global health progress Fiona Samuels, a research fellow at the Overseas Development Institute and the health dimension lead for the Development Progress project “…[W]e believe that health professionals need to reconsider the way in which we prioritize, design, and implement interventions that affect the lives…

#Commit2Deliver Campaign Showcases MCH Successes

Huffington Post: #Commit2Deliver: Together, We Are Going Further for Women and Children Nicole Schiegg, former USAID senior adviser and communications consultant “…With a little more than 500 days to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), #Commit2Deliver is an advocacy platform led by Every Woman Every Child partners that is showcasing…

Shipping Food Aid On Private U.S.-Flagged Vessels Is Inefficient

POLITICO Magazine: 2 Million Will Go Hungry If Congress Has Its Way Dan Glickman, co-chair of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs Global Agricultural Development Initiative, and Peter McPherson, president of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities “…[An] obscure provision [in the House-approved version of the Coast Guard and…

Development Challenges Could Be Reframed As Investment Opportunities

Huffington Post: International Development Is Changing and So Is What Makes Good Business Gib Bulloch, founder and managing director of Accenture Development Partnerships “…When Accenture and the U.N. Global Compact studied the views of 1,000 top CEOs last year, 78 percent of them told us that partnerships across sectors would…

Canada’s Maternal, Child Health Funding Must Be ‘Appropriate And Accepted’

Huffington Post Canada: Giving Money Towards Maternal Health Is Only Part of a Solution Blake Bromley, international charity lawyer “…Summits which focus on money and star power make me skeptical that the media event is more important than the substance covered in the meetings. … However, reading Prime Minister Harper’s…

Polio Eradication Faces Political, Diplomatic Challenges

New Yorker: The Political Fight Against Polio Sarah Stillman, staff writer for the New Yorker “…This month, we’re moving deeper into polio’s ‘high season,’ which, in much of the world, stretches from May until August. If the geography of polio mirrors that of conflict, then the challenge of eradication is,…

Mobile Technology Targets Counterfeit Drugs

New York Times: The Fight Against Fake Drugs Tina Rosenberg, author and former editorial writer for the New York Times “…In many poor countries, counterfeit medicines are an enormous problem. … Nations with a serious counterfeiting problem can resolve it by acquiring effective regulation, strong institutions, working courts, and well-designed…

Absence Of Toilets In India Contributes To Child Malnutrition

LiveMint: Why India’s sanitation crisis is a public health emergency Sunil Chandramouli “…The absence of sanitation is not just a threat to the safety of women but also to the health of children. … Research suggests that an unhygienic environment combined with high population density creates a perfect storm for…

Provision Mandating Food Aid Be Shipped On U.S.-Flagged Ships Would Hurt Efficiency

Seattle Times: Protect U.S. food aid from the shipping industry Rick Steves, travel writer and member of Bread for the World “…Last month, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a provision, hidden inside Coast Guard reauthorization bill H.R. 4005, … [that] mandates that 75 percent — an increase from 50…

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