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N. Carolina Can Serve As Global Health Innovation Hub

News & Observer: How N.C. is helping U.S. stay ahead of the curve in global health Pape Gaye, president and CEO of IntraHealth International “…So today, we’re changing the way we work. We’re emerging from our silos in global health and throwing open our gates to get experts and creative…

Global Community Must Support ‘Virtually Bottomless’ Needs In CAR

Washington Post: International aid can’t arrive soon enough for the Central African Republic “The unanimity with which the United Nations Security Council approved a peacekeeping force for the Central African Republic early this month attested to the dire situation in that impoverished country. … Much more aid, however, is needed.…

Some Indian Enterprises Incorporating Corporate Social Responsibility Endeavors

Forbes: Corporate Social Responsibility: Should It Be A Law? Esha Chabbra, contributor “India is the first country to have corporate social responsibility (CSR) legislation, mandating that companies give two percent of their net profits to charitable causes. Innovative? Perhaps on a policy level. But some small-medium size enterprises within India…

Kenya Can Lead On African Gender Equality

The Guardian: Does Kenya have the courage to lead on women’s rights in Africa? Faiza Jama Mohamed, Nairobi director of Equality Now, which acts as the secretariat of the Solidarity for African Women’s Rights “…If it chooses, Kenya can take a lead in Africa on gender equality, but it needs…

Health Warnings On Cigarette Packages In China Should Convey Stronger Message

The Lancet: Cigarette packaging in China — not going far enough “A WHO report, Tobacco Health Warnings in China: Evidence of Effectiveness and Implications for Action, published on April 8, summarizes evidence on the effectiveness of China’s written health warnings on tobacco packaging. It concludes that China failed to comply…

Investment In WASH Efforts ‘Essential’ To Achieve Post-2015 Development Goals

The Lancet: Water and sanitation: addressing inequalities “… Access to safe water and sanitation is essential to all development outcomes across the life course. It ensures healthy growth and prevention of water-borne and food-borne diseases causing diarrhea, which contributes to stunting in children. Contaminated and stagnant water also contribute to…

Global Community Must Address Mental Health, Epilepsy

Huffington Post: The True Price of Mental Health and the Low-Cost Solution Olivia Davies, development officer at BasicNeeds “[There is] a distinct lack of funding or recognition for the vast problem of mental illness and epilepsy in low- and middle-income countries. This is a travesty, really, considering that of the…

Safe, Clean Water Can Be ‘Source Of Hope And Life For All’

The Hill: Water and the Angel of Death Rev. Otis Moss, senior pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago “…[W]ithout safe water and sanitation, a whole host of global ills cannot be cured — malnutrition, poverty, food insecurity, gender inequality. Not even peace can be achieved when some…

New Global AIDS Coordinator Can Deliver On Vision Of AIDS-Free Generation

GlobalPost: New U.S. global AIDS coordinator has a roadmap to eliminating the disease Latanya Mapp Frett, vice president-global at the Planned Parenthood Federation of America “… Early this year, the Obama administration nominated Deborah Birx as the next U.S. global AIDS coordinator and first woman to assume the role. ……

Country Ownership, Accountability Critical For Effective U.S. Development Policy

Devex: Charting a way forward on U.S. development policy George Ingram, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and co-chair of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN); Carolyn Miles, president and CEO of Save the Children and MFAN co-chair; and Connie Veillette, senior fellow at the Lugar Center and MFAN co-chair…

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