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African Union Leaders Must Bolster Agricultural Sector To Achieve Peace, Food Security

The Guardian: A healthy, peaceful and secure Africa is now within our grasp Kanayo Nwanze, president of the U.N. International Fund for Agricultural Development “…African economies have grown impressively. But it is time to stop focusing on GDP figures and instead focus on people. The majority of our people are…

WHO DG Must Engage International Media

The Lancet: WHO and the media: a major impediment to global health? Pamela Das, Lancet senior executive editor, and Gabriela Sotomayor, president of the Association of Correspondents Accredited to the United Nations “…For the second year in a row, Margaret Chan did not give a specific address to the media…

FIFA Should Take Responsibility For World Cup Ads Promoting Unhealthy Behaviors

Project Syndicate: The World Cup’s Sickening Message Kent Buse, chief of political affairs and strategy at UNAIDS, and Sarah Hawkes, Wellcome Trust senior fellow in international public engagement at the Institute for Global Health, University College London “…Promoting alcohol, sugary drinks, and fast food [at the World Cup] may mean…

Opinion Pieces Address Water, Sanitation Issues In Post-2015 Development Agenda

Opinion pieces address the issue of water and sanitation (WASH) in the post-2015 development agenda. Devex: Human right to WASH ‘glaring omission’ in OWG ‘zero draft’ Jamillah Mwanjisi, co-chair of End Water Poverty “…What is clear is that some states oppose a human rights framework for the water and sanitation…

New Development Framework Should Tackle Inequality, Climate Change

Inter Press Service: Op-Ed: Overcoming the Twin Hurdles of Inequality and Climate Change Winnie Byanyima, executive director of Oxfam International “…Laudable progress has been made under the MDGs, which are set to expire next year. … Yet the twin challenges of inequality and climate change have not been adequately tackled.…

Princes Of Lesotho, Wales Work To End AIDS Stigma, Educate Children Of ‘Missing Generation’

Huffington Post: Rebuilding Lesotho’s Missing Generation Prince of Lesotho Seeiso Bereng Seeiso “…Today, [Sentebale, an organization established with Prince Harry, is] working in partnership with a number of community-run organizations, government ministers and other NGOs to provide health care and education to some of the most vulnerable children in Lesotho.…

Medicines Patent Pool Launches Effort To Get HIV Medications To Children

Washington Post: Trying to produce drugs appropriate for children with HIV Lenny Bernstein, blogger for the Washington Post “…[I]n conjunction with a number of other public health agencies in the U.S. and abroad, the Medicines Patent Pool kicked off an initiative Tuesday to recruit the big drug companies to produce…

World Bank Should Consider LGBT Rights Before Approving Countries’ Loans

Project Syndicate: The Development Costs of Homophobia Adebisi Alimi, an LGBT advocate and HIV activist, and a 2014 Aspen New Voices Fellow at the Aspen Institute “…This year, Nigeria and Uganda put in place draconian anti-gay laws, sparking a worldwide debate about human rights. This debate has also started at…

Antimicrobial Resistance Poses Challenge For Post-2015 Development Agenda

Budapest Business Journal: Antimicrobial Resistance: A challenge for the post-2015 agenda Ramanan Laxminarayan, director of Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy “…If left unchecked, antimicrobial resistance could mean the undoing of all the progress made under the MDGs. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are part of the U.N.’s…

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